NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanford C. Bernstein continues to boost its research team in Asia with the recent launch of three additional analysts. Today's launch by Kenneth Tsang, who covers the Asia Property sector, increases the total number of Bernstein analysts covering Asian equities in the region. Over the last few months, newly launched analysts Vanessa Lau, an industry expert in the Asia Metals and Mining sector, and Kevin Kwek, who covers South East Asian banks, added to the growth of our Asia investment research firm. Sanford C. Bernstein is known for hiring industry experts to bring in-depth fundamental research to its clients. Prior to joining Bernstein, Kenneth Tsang was Head of Research and Strategy for Asia Pacific at LaSalle Investment Management. Kevin Kwek joined Bernstein from Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore where his most recent role was the Regional Head of Strategy for Singapore and Southeast Asia. Vanessa Lau previously worked at Alcoa Inc, one of the world's largest aluminum producers, as the Chief Financial Officer for the Global Rolled Products group, responsible for finance, strategy and M&A. "We are delighted about the expansion of our Asia-based team," said Ghislain de Charentenay, Asia's Director of Research at Sanford C. Bernstein. "The Asia Pacific region is extremely important to us globally and to our clients. We remain committed to maintaining our high quality brand of deep-dive research and offering our clients the best research in the industry." Sanford C. Bernstein's research is highly regarded in the financial services sector. Many investors have come to depend on our high-caliber research and hard-hitting, in-depth, independent analysis. Sanford C. Bernstein's Research Analysts are acknowledged thought leaders and typically have years of experience in the industries they cover. The company will announce additional launches in the months ahead to add to our extensive global community of Research Analysts.