VANCOUVER, BC – February 26, 2018 – The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is pleased to announce the Noah-APF Canada China Connect Program, which was launched today in partnership with Noah Canada Wealth Management Limited (Noah Canada), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Noah Holdings, China’s first NYSE-listed and largest independent wealth and asset manager.
The Noah-APF Canada China Connect Program is part of a series of country-specific programs that provide financial support to Canadian post-secondary students to acquire valuable work experience in some of Asia’s fastest-growing markets. Through a 12-week summer internship at Noah Holding’s office in Hong Kong, four Canadian university students will develop their knowledge of the wealth and asset management industry in China, and will gain valuable global experience from working for a Chinese company. In addition to these benefits, each participating student will receive an award of C$7,000 to cover travel and living costs in Hong Kong.
“Noah has developed a fellowship program since 2017 to attract the best global talent to the wealth and asset management industry in China. Every year, the Noah Fellowship Committee will select a maximum of 10 students from the top universities including Harvard, Oxford, Stanford, and Wharton to work at one of Noah’s offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong or Silicon Valley. We are glad to extend the fellowship program to Canadian top universities in 2018 by partnering with the Asia Pacific Foundation Canada for the ‘China Connect Program,’” said Kenny Lam, Group President of Noah Holdings Limited.
Ivy Zhang, the CEO of Noah Canada, said, “Noah has a great company culture. Colleagues are all very friendly and supportive. It’s a dynamic and welcoming workplace. I believe that the internship experience will give the Canadian university students first-hand experience about China.”
“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 thrive in our changing world,” said APF Canada President and CEO, Stewart Beck. “The Noah-APF Canada China Connect Program presents an excellent opportunity for our students to learn first-hand about the bustling trade and finance hub of Hong Kong.”
More information about the Noah-APF Canada China Connect program, as well as how to apply, can be found here.
About the Asia Pacific Foundation of 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.
Visit APF Canada online at www.asiapacific.ca
About Noah Holdings Limited:
Founded in 2005, Noah Holdings Limited (NYSE: NOAH) 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. In the first nine months of 2017, Noah distributed US$13.4 billion of financial products. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Gopher Asset Management, Noah had assets under management of US$21.5 billion as of September 30, 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.
APF Canada Media Contact:
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Noah Canada Media Contact:
Noah Canada Wealth Management Limited