SINGAPORE (19 August 2021) - Eastspring Investments (“Eastspring”), the
USD 254 billion Asian investment management arm of Prudential plc,
announced today the appointment of Bill Maldonado as Head of Equities.
Subject to regulatory approval, he will commence in his role on 6 September
This strategic investment aims to expand Eastspring’s leadership capabilities,
strengthen its equity offerings, and support Eastspring’s specialised equity
teams’ approach. In this new role, Bill will be responsible for managing and
further diversifying Eastspring’s equity strategies. Based in Singapore, Bill will
report to Boon Peng Ooi, Head of Eastspring Portfolio Strategies.
Bill has nearly 30 years of global asset management experience. He was most
recently the Asia Pacific Chief Investment Officer and Global Chief Investment
Officer, Equities at HSBC Global Asset Management.
“We are delighted to welcome Bill to the Eastspring team. His extensive
knowledge and proven track record in leading equity investment teams and
diversifying product offerings will be critical to the long-term growth of our
Boon Peng Ooi, Head of Eastspring Portfolio Strategies,
Commenting on the appointment,
Wai-Kwong Seck, Chief Executive Officer,
said, “Bill’s appointment is aligned with our ongoing
commitment to evolve our offerings in a fast-changing market environment, and
to deliver innovative, high quality investment solutions for our clients.
Strengthening our Eastspring Portfolio Strategies team is an important step
towards achieving our ambition of establishing an equity leadership position in
Asia and expanding Eastspring’s reach beyond Asia.”
Bill Maldonado, Head of Equities, Eastspring Investments said,
“Eastspring has a rich heritage and successful track record managing equity
strategies in Asia. I am very excited and look forward to working closely with
the team to further build, diversify and expand our equity capabilities to meet
the evolving needs of our clients and distribution partners.”
Bill holds a Bachelor of Science, Physics (Hons) from Sussex University and
Uppsala University, an MBA from Cranfield University and a Doctorate (D. Phil)
in Laser Physics from University of Oxford.