La Trobe Financial, an Australia-based credit specialist fund manager, has expanded its Asian footprint by opening an office in Hong Kong.

The newly launched office will be led by group executive director for Asia-Pacific Hung Fei Chan, who has been working in the firm since 2013.

La Trobe Financial president and CEO Greg O’Neill said: “This is the right time to open an office in Hong Kong. Mr Chan’s firsthand experience on the ground and network throughout Asia has played, and will continue to play a pivotal role to the organisation’s shape and future expansion into the Asian region.”

The fund manager also has an office in Shanghai that was launched in 2009 and in 2014 set up presence in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.

“Hong Kong and Asia are a key pillar of our international strategy, allowing us to tap into the world’s fastest growing economic region,” O’Neill added.