Andy MantelCEO & Founder at Pacific Sun Advisors
More than 25 years investments experience in Greater China. 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 a subsidiary of Shanghai International Investment & Trust Corporation (SITICO). Based in Hong Kong from 1992 to 1998, he was its’ founding portfolio manager and was also a representative for the 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.