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Manyi Liang

Finance Legal and Strategy
Joined AlphaSights

2017

Hometown

Hong Kong

Education

University of St Andrews, MA in International Relations & Social Anthropology; University of Oxford, MSc Migration Studies; BPP University - Graduate Diploma in Law

Interests

Trail running

Why did you join AlphaSights?

AlphaSights offered me responsibility and the opportunity to build a career in the client protection arena without the need for the extensive legal experience which graduate legal roles often require. They helped me focus and hone in on critical thinking and decision-making skills, which are vital to succeeding in this role, especially when making high-stake decisions, often daily! It was a no-brainer for me, so I decided to relocate to Hong Kong to take on the challenge.

Tell me about your position at AlphaSights.
I lead the client protection team in Asia, which anticipates and mitigates risks our clients and our business face across all business environments we operate in Asia. In this role, I’m responsible for onboarding and working with our clients’ compliance teams to ensure that we deliver our services securely. I’m also responsible for innovating and expanding our compliance technology, which is part of our world-class compliance program, while adapting to the specific nuances in Asia. 

What is your greatest success so far?
My greatest professional success was building our team from just myself in 2018 to a team of more than seven in Hong Kong and Shanghai in 2021. 

What makes AlphaSights unique? 

I’m constantly surprised and impressed by the amount of responsibility, ownership and challenges AlphaSights is ready to give to high performers in the firm. It’s a very supportive environment where mistakes and feedback are expected, and in return, if you lean into the opportunity and work hard, the rewards are huge.

What are you passionate about?
Problem solving; the thrill I experience when I overcome a complex challenge is what drives me professionally and personally. I’m also passionate about creating meaningful moments with others, which is why I lead the sustainability initiative in the Hong Kong office and organise fun yet informative events for everyone to get together outside of work.