Amundi, one of the world’s leading asset management companies with US$1,100 billion AUM worldwide, has further extended its relationship with The European Tour after renewing their support of the Hong Kong Open, which will take place from October 16-19 at the Hong Kong Golf Club.
Amundi, which had recently celebrated its fourth year in partnership with the Alstom Open de France, will once again become a Premier Partner of the Hong Kong Open.
Tri-sanctioned with the Asian Tour and the Hong Kong Golf Association, the Hong Kong Open has a rich and illustrious history. The tournament was first staged in 1959 and became part of The European Tour’s International Schedule in 2001 with former winners including Ken Nagle, Peter Thompson, Greg Norman, Ian Woosnam, Bernhard Langer, Tom Watson, José María Olazábal, Padraig Harrington, Colin Montgomerie, Ian Poulter, Rory McIlroy and current champion Miguel Angel Jiménez.
With this year’s event being staged just two weeks before the start of The Race to Dubai’s Final Series, the Hong Kong Open will represent one of the last opportunities for players to break into the all-important top 60 to qualify for the four end of season events, which are worth a combined $30.5 million.
Xiaofeng Zhong, Chief Executive Officer North Asia of Amundi commented: “We are glad to participate again in the Hong Kong Open, an emblematic tournament on the global golfing calendar. The event represents the extension of Amundi’s corporate sports sponsorship to Asia, where it has a strong presence for over 30 years. The Open symbolises the highest level of professionalism in the region, that also reinforces Amundi’s corporate values in providing high quality financial services to our clients.”
Keith Waters, Chief Operating Officer and Director of International Policy of The European Tour, said: “It’s a great pleasure to welcome Amundi back to the Hong Kong Open. As a Premier Partner to the event, Amundi are an important sponsor and we are delighted to be once again working alongside such a strong brand.
“The European Tour and Amundi both perform on the global stage, a fact perfectly illustrated by our agreements with them at both the Alstom Open de France and Hong Kong Open. We thank Amundi for their continued support of The European Tour and look forward to delivering outstanding value on their investment.”
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