Our Principals

Mr. Richard E. McConnell, Jr. President of South Ocean Management, Ltd.

Brook McConnell, born in 1952, President and CIO, co-founded the company’s operations in Hong Kong and relocated there from the United States in 1992. Before co-founding the company, he worked as an institutional securities broker with Melhado, Flynn & Associates in New York City for five years and, prior, as Vice President with PaineWebber, Inc. in Washington, D.C. for eight years. He is a 1974 graduate of the University of Denver.

Steve Taw, born in England in 1958, has spent his entire career in Financial Services in Investment Banking, Private banking and Asset Management. He has worked in Asia for the last 26 years at Chase Manhattan Bank, Republic National Bank of New York and HSBC Asset Management. He was appointed Director of South Ocean in 2006 and joined the Company full time in 2011. Steve has a Type 9 Discretionary Management License from the Hong Kong SFC.