Ms Huo is the Executive Director, Head of Investment Institute at Ninety One plc, an asset management business which is dual-listed on the London Stock Exchange (FTSE250) and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Ninety One is a founder-led global investment manager with c. USD 180 billion of assets under management (“AUM”), as at 31st Dec 2021.
The Investment Institute reports directly to the CEO, CIO and delivers strategic insights and analysis across asset classes, investment strategies and borders.
Prior to joining the firm, she spent 12 years at HSBC within its investment banking. As co-head of Sustainable Finance within Global Banking and Markets, she was responsible for green and sustainable product innovation across financing and investment. She was also Global Head of RMB Business, where she led the overall China and RMB internationalization strategy, revenue growth, product innovation and wider strategic client execution.
Ms Huo is a Visiting Fellow at Tsinghua University in Beijing and is currently studying her GMP at Harvard Business School since 2021.
She chairs the international workstream at for City of London’s Green Finance Initiative and leads overall China engagement. She sits in the Senior Steering Group for the UK Government’s Green Finance Institute. She is also the Chair of the UK’s ESG Leadership Forum. In 2021, Ms Huo has been appointed as a Board member/trustee of both the City of London Guildhall School and its Investment Committee.
Ms. Huo was recognized by Financial News as one of the 100 most Influential Women in Finance for three consecutive years and has also won the Chinese Business Leaders Award for Excellence in Banking. Ms. Huo has been awarded as a Freeman of City of London in recognition of her contribution in Finance and cross border business collaboration.
Previously studied in mainland China and the UK and holds a Master of Science degree with Distinction from The Business School (formally Cass) in London.