David Cermak | Managing Director, Head of Asia
David Cermak, Managing Director, Head of Asia for Vanguard Investments Hong Kong Limited, is a member of the Vanguard International Leadership Team, the steering committee responsible for Vanguard’s non-US business. He is responsible for the development of Vanguard's Asia business strategy, with key objective to drive growth across the region while building a greater local presence for Vanguard in Asia.
David has a long track record with Vanguard organisation. Prior to taking this new role effective January 2017, David was Head of Vanguard Japan since January 2014, and has been instrumental in driving Vanguard’s business and growing our distribution footprint in Japan.
Previously, David served as Head of Vanguard Brokerage Services for almost seven years and also briefly served as Vanguard’s Chief Diversity Officer. Before joining Vanguard in 2005, David spent ten years with the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), most recently as Director of U.S. Brokerage Operations. Prior to joining RBC, David spent seven years with Morgan Stanley Group, both in New York and Luxembourg as part of their global custody operations.
David holds an MBA in Global Management from The Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BA in International Relations from The University of Colorado.
Lolita Lau | Head of Human Resources, Asia
Lolita Lau joined Vanguard in March 2012 as the Head of Human Resources, Asia. Lolita has over 20 years of work experience in HR leadership roles. She was the HR director at BlackRock, Inc. for five years, covering Hong Kong, Taiwan, Peoples Republic of China, Singapore and Korea. Before that, she spent eight years as the HR director for Lucent Technologies Asia Pacific. In the early part of her career, Lolita was a compensation and benefits manager at American Express International, Inc.
Lolita holds a BA in business administration from Ottawa University, Kansas, and an MBA from Andrews University, Michigan. Lolita speaks fluent English and Cantonese, and conversational Mandarin.
Yan Pu | Head of Portfolio Review, Asia
Yan Pu is Head of Portfolio Review, Asia, responsible for product management and development, capital markets and product-specific client engagement for Vanguard's Asia business.
Before her relocation to Hong Kong, Yan served as co-head of Americas Bond Index team in the Vanguard Fixed Income Group, based in the US. In this role, she managed portfolios including the Short-Term Bond Index Fund, Total International Bond Index Fund and Emerging Markets Government Bond Index Fund. She also managed the Canadian Aggregate Bond Index ETF, Canadian Short-Term Bond Index ETF, Canadian Short-Term Corporate Bond Index ETF, U.S. Aggregate Bond Index (CAD-hedged) ETF and Global ex-U.S. Bond Index (CAD-hedged) ETF.
Yan joined Vanguard in 2004, and holds a BS in international business from Jinan University in China and an MBA in finance from Drexel University. She also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® certification.
Nick Lucas | Chief Operating Officer, Asia, Vanguard Investments Hong Kong Limited
Nick Lucas is the Chief Operating Officer, Asia for Vanguard Investments Hong Kong Limited. He is responsible for overseeing Finance and Operations for Vanguard’s business in Asia, including financial planning and analysis, controller functions, risk management, operations, client services, facilities, and administration.
Prior to this role, Nick was the Finance Director for Asia. He relocated to Hong Kong in September 2017, after spending three years based in Melbourne, Australia as Head of Internal Audit, Asia Pacific where he oversaw all internal audits of Vanguard’s Asia Pacific business. Previously, Nick worked for Vanguard’s U.S. business performing global audits of investment management activities, investment operations, corporate functions, sales, and client services. Nick joined Vanguard in 2009 as part of a Finance division rotational program before joining Internal Audit in 2010.
Nick holds a Bachelor of Arts in Managerial Economics from Lycoming College. He also holds a Certified Investments and Derivatives Auditor (CIDA) designation.
Audrey Khong | Head of Marketing, Asia
Audrey Khong is the Head of Marketing for Vanguard's Asia business. Her team is responsible for marketing initiatives as well as investment writing and sales support for the region.
Before joining Vanguard, Audrey worked for Income Partners as Head of Branding and Marketing Communications. Previously, she was Head of Institutional Marketing for Asia ex-Japan at Fidelity International and prior to that, she was responsible for retail fund marketing at Fidelity Hong Kong.
Audrey has almost 20 years of marketing experience with multinational companies, including L'Oréal, Whirlpool and Ogilvy & Mather. She started her career as a financial consultant with Arthur Andersen.
Audrey holds a bachelor of commerce degree from the Australian National University. She speaks fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Tara R. Buckley | Head of Legal and Compliance, Asia
Tara R. Buckley is Head of Legal and Compliance, Asia Pacific for Vanguard Investments Hong Kong Limited. She is responsible for all legal and compliance matters for Vanguard’s Asia Pacific business.
Before her relocation to Hong Kong, Tara was a senior counsel in the Legal Department based in the U.S, where she led the Vanguard Investment Management Regulation group overseeing legal and regulatory matters related to Vanguard’s U.S. mutual fund business. Before that, Tara was a senior manager in the Compliance Department, where she oversaw compliance for the intermediary and institutional business lines. Prior to joining Vanguard in 2009, Tara served as a branch chief and senior counsel in the Division of Investment Management at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. She began her legal career in private law practice at K&L Gates.
Tara is a graduate of Vassar College and the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America. She is admitted to the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.