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Kent Chen, CFA
Managing Director
Hong Kong


25 Years of industry experience
4 Years with Neuberger Berman
Kent Chen, CFA is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman and leader of the firm’s private equity efforts in the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Chen joined Neuberger Berman in May 2015 from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) after 17 years of central banking career in various positions including Deputy Chief Representative of the HKMA’s New York Office and Advisor to the Executive Director for China at the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C. From 2008, Mr. Chen helped to establish the HKMA’s private equity program, comprising of global buyout, Asia private equity and global energy investments. Before joining the HKMA in 1998, Mr. Chen was Head of China Research at Daiwa Securities in Hong Kong covering the Chinese stocks market with a focus on infrastructure, energy and power equipment stocks. Mr. Chen has been awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and earned a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University, Master of Business Administration from University of Hull and Bachelor of Science in Economics from University of London.