Advocacy Talking Points 14 September 2021
The Case for Asian Fixed Income: Conscious and Intelligent Investing
Presented by CFA Institute and CFA Society Singapore
A panel discussion looking at current opportunities and challenges in Asian fixed income investments from a sustainability and return perspective.
- Jean De Kock, Fixed Income Specialist, Mercer, Asia
- Sheldon Chan, Portfolio Manager, Asian Fixed Income, T. Rowe Price
- Richard McGillivray, Senior Director, Institutional Partnerships, APAC, CFA Institute
- Ashlesha Vaishampayan, CAIA, Consultant Relations, Asia, T. Rowe Price
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Jean is a principal at Mercer, based in Singapore, and is responsible for researching fixed income investment strategies managed within the Asia (ex-Japan) region and representing Mercer’s views on global fixed income strategies to clients within Asia. Jean joined Mercer in August 2012 and relocated to Singapore from London in April 2018.
Jean holds an honours degree in finance and accounting from the University of Cape Town in South Africa and is a CFA charterholder.
Sheldon Chan is the portfolio manager of T. Rowe Price’s Asia Credit Bond Strategy. Sheldon’s investment experience began in 2004, and he has been with T. Rowe Price since 2011, beginning in the Emerging Market Fixed Income Division. Prior to this, Sheldon was employed by HSBC in Hong Kong and London as a director and credit analyst in fixed income research.
Sheldon earned a B.A. (with honours), an M.A., and an M.Eng. in engineering from Trinity College, University of Cambridge.
Richard McGillivray joined CFA Institute in June 2013. He leads the Asia Pacific Institutional Partnerships team, which is responsible for working with firms, regulators and Universities across the region. The team also works with CFA Societies to help institutions leverage the global CFA network of people, resources, services and programs.
Richard brings an unusual blend of experience in investment management and pure education to CFA Institute. Prior to CFA Institute, he set up the Asia Pacific operations for a UK-headquartered asset management business for whom he built and supported a broad client base, including private and retail banks, institutions, fund of funds and family offices in Asia Pacific and Africa. Prior to that, he worked for nearly 20 years in adult and professional education in Asia Pacific and southern Africa, including in education, financial services, media, aid agencies and law.
Ashlesha leads T. Rowe Price's consultant relations efforts across Asia, and is based in Singapore. She joined T. Rowe Price from Russell Investments in 2019, where she was a Senior Manager for Russell's UK Institutional business. Ashlesha has 8 years of investment management industry experience, having joined Schroders' graduate scheme in 2013 in London.
Ashlesha is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, a current Chartered Financial Analyst candidate, and holds an honours degree in Classics from King’s College London.