Noah Canada Selects Four Students for 2018 China Connect Internship Program in Hong Kong

Vancouver, BC – April 20, 2018 – Four Canadian university students have been selected to participate in the Noah Canada-Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada China Connect program. The China Connect program was launched on February 26, 2018 as part of APF Canada’s larger series of country- or market-specific internship programs comprising the Foundation’s Asia Connect program.

Noah Canada will provide each of the four students with a three-month, rotational internship at its office in Hong Kong. While there, the interns will learn about the wealth and asset management industry in Asia and will have the opportunity to develop their leadership knowledge and skills with the support of rotation managers, colleagues, and mentors.

The four students selected for the inaugural Canadian cohort of this program include:

  • Amir Hemani is a fourth-year student studying international economics at the University of B.C.’s Vancouver School of Economics. Amir has previous work experience in the health-care, pharmaceuticals, real-estate, and consumer technology industries as a data analyst and researcher.
  • Annie Liu is a second-year student studying at the Smith School of Business, Queen’s University. Her interest in investing began after completing a successful stock pitch for a finance club at Queen’s.
  • Angela Yan is a recent graduate of the Rotman Commerce Finance and Economics Specialist program at the University of Toronto. Angela’s recent participation in a youth finance summit in Shanghai motivated her to learn more about the finance environment in Asia.
  • Michelle Lau is a second-year finance student at the University of B.C.’s Sauder School of Business. Michelle is Vice-president of UBC’s BizChina Club and led the team to organize its first annual UBC China Forum in March 2018.

“We are very excited to welcome such a talented group of students,” said Kenny Lam, Group President of Noah Holdings Limited. “We believe this is an important first step for us in building more meaningful connections between Canada and China. We want to especially thank the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada for partnering with us on this important endeavour.”

“With Asia, and particularly China, driving the global economy in the coming years it is critical that young Canadians gain the knowledge and experience they need to succeed in our changing world,” said APF Canada President and CEO, Stewart Beck. “The Noah-APF Canada China Connect program is a wonderful opportunity for Canadian students to learn first-hand from managers as well as peer-mentors about the international finance hub of Hong Kong.”

The students’ three-month internship is expected to start in late May, 2018.

About Noah Canada

Founded in 2005, Noah Holdings Limited is a leading wealth and asset management service provider in China with a focus on global investment and asset allocation services for high net worth individuals and enterprises. Noah distributed about US$18 billion of financial products in all of 2017. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Gopher Asset Management, Noah had assets under management about US$24 billion as of 2017.

Noah's wealth management business primarily distributes onshore and offshore fixed income products, private equity products, secondary market products and insurance products. Noah delivers customized financial solutions to clients through a network of 1,286 relationship managers across 222 branches and sub-branches in 78 cities in China and serves the international investment needs of its clients through wholly owned subsidiaries in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the United States. The Company also provides Internet financial services, including online wealth management, micro-lending, and payment processing services.

About APF Canada

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is dedicated to strengthening ties between Canada and Asia with a focus on expanding economic relations through trade, investment and innovation; promoting Canada’s expertise in offering solutions to Asia’s climate change, energy, food security and natural resource management challenges; building Asia skills and competencies among Canadians, including young Canadians; and, improving Canadians’ general understanding of Asia and its growing global influence.

The Foundation is well known for its annual national opinion polls of Canadian attitudes regarding relations with Asia, including Asian foreign investment in Canada and Canada’s trade with Asia. The Foundation places an emphasis on China, India, Japan and South Korea while also developing expertise in emerging markets in the region, particularly economies within ASEAN.

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Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

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Noah Canada Wealth Management Limited