Boon Peng Ooi is the Chief Executive Officer of Eastspring Singapore and also Head of Eastspring Portfolio Strategies, overseeing the firm’s single strategy investment capabilities, including Equities, Fixed Income, Quantitative Strategies & Beta Solutions. In addition, Boon Peng is responsible for Eastspring’s central dealing function and Client Portfolio Managers. He is a member of the Executive Management Committee.
Boon Peng joined Eastspring Investments in July 2007, becoming Head of Regional Fixed Income and then taking on the role of Singapore CEO in April 2018. In September 2019, he took on the additional role as Head of Eastspring Portfolio Strategies. Boon Peng has a proven track record as both a people and money manager, building up Eastspring Singapore’s Fixed Income team, which is pre-eminent in Asia today. From April 2019 to April 2020, Boon Peng was also CEO of Eastspring Hong Kong.
Prior to joining Eastspring, Boon Peng was CIO and Executive Director at UOB Asset Management, Alternative Investments, where he was responsible for the business and investment management of CDOs and credit assets. Before this, he was Head of Fixed Income at Fullerton Fund Management Company, where he oversaw the management of fixed income investments in developed and emerging bond markets. Boon Peng also spent over 15 years of his career with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) where he worked in various areas of the Reserves Management Department, including seven years managing funds out of the MAS New York Office. Over the 2001-2002 period, Boon Peng was also the Representative of the MAS New York Office.
In all, Boon Peng has more than 30 years of investment experience. In 2014, he was conferred the title of IBF Fellow by the Institute of Banking and Finance of Singapore. This honour recognises industry veterans who have demonstrated mastery of a profession and exemplify thought leadership and commitment to industry development. Boon Peng was also named CIO of the Year in Asia Asset Management’s Best of the Best Regional Awards for 2014 and 2015.
He holds a Bachelor of Science (Building) (Hons) degree from National University of Singapore and is a CFA charterholder.