QualificationsMonica (formerly PJ King) holds the Securities Industry Diploma from the London Stock Exchange in Fund Management, Investment Analysis, and Private Client Investment Advice, as well as an MBA from one of the top business schools in the UK - Cranfield School of Management.
Industry ExperienceMonica’s industry experience is extensive. she has covered both Western and Asian markets as a fund manager and as a highly ranked investment analyst.
After completing her MBA at Cranfield School of Management (UK) in 1989, Monica joined Hermes Fund Management (the biggest pension fund in the UK) as a fund manager on the Small Company team. By the time she left this position in 1995, the UK Small Companies fund was valued at GBP400m. she left Hermes to join Smith New Court (later Merrill Lynch) as their Hong Kong Small Cap analyst in 1995, and from there she went to Jardine Fleming (later JP Morgan) in Hong Kong to be head of their Asian Small Cap team. This team was three times voted number 1 in Asia by the influential Institutional Investor magazine. In 2001 she moved to New Zealand, from wshere she continued to fill this role until January 2003. In 2003/04, she taught Applied Investing as a Visiting Lecturer to the final year Commerce students at Otago University. In 2005, she returned to Asia to shead up Macquarie’s new Asia Regional Small Cap team in Hong Kong. During her 15 months there, the team was ranked no 2 with Asian, US and European clients. At the end of 2006, she left Macquarie to become a partner in a new investment firm based in Singapore, investing in Korean Small Cap companies.
She has always managed her own investment portfolio, and for five years (2001-2006) managed a small private client fund which was invested in value plays across the world.
Types of assets advised onMonica has experience in advising on Global Equities.