Launches & Closures

Viking plans Asia launch under Ning Jin’s leadership


US-based Viking Global Investors, which runs $12 billion in assets, plans to launch a Hong Kong office later this year, which will be headed by portfolio manager Ning Jin.

Andreas Halverson

Jin, a Putonghua speaker, will relocate to Hong Kong from the firm’s New York office, where he has been responsible for identifying and researching investments in the internet, industrials, transport, aerospace and defence sectors, according to a recent investor letter by Viking CEO Andreas Halverson.

One or two analysts will be hired to assist Ning in covering Asia ex-Japan markets. Viking is particularly keen on