Andy MantelFounder & CEO at Pacific Sun Advisors
Andy Mantel is Founder & CEO of Pacific Sun Advisors, an independent investment advisor based in Hong Kong with partner offices in China. It specializes in both public and private alternative investments in Asia and its three main business lines consist of managed accounts, open-ended funds, and a wholly-owned mainland China asset management firm. Its clients include institutions, family offices, and high net worth clients globally. He has more than 25 years investments experience in China related equities. After starting his career at Lehman Brothers in San Francisco in 1989, he spent the next year studying Mandarin in Taipei. He then worked for one of Taiwan’s leading securities firms and later at one of Taiwan’s largest fund management firms. In 1992, Mr. Mantel moved to Hong Kong with the Taiwanese fund manager to help set up one of China’s first investment management firms, a joint venture together with the Shanghai government (Shanghai International Investment & Trust Corporation). From 1992 to 1998, he was its’ founding portfolio manager and was also a representative for their joint venture’s office in Shanghai. Mr. Mantel has a B.A. in Economics from the University of California-Davis, a Diploma in Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and a M.A. in International Relations from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (China Business Center) - master’s thesis topic: China’s Financial System and Capital Markets. In 2020, Andy Mantel was appointed as a Director of
the USA Track & Field Foundation Board.