01 Feb 2023

Eastspring Investments Strengthens Singapore Fixed Income Team with Three Senior Hires

SINGAPORE (1 February 2023) - Eastspring Investments (“Eastspring”), the USD 222 billion1 asset management business of Prudential plc, today announced three new senior hires for its Singapore-based Fixed Income (“FI”) team, reflecting Eastspring’s commitment to further building its FI capabilities, and reinforcing its position as Experts in Asia.

Clement Chong joined Eastspring in December 2022 as Credit Manager, reporting to Danny Tan, Head of Fixed Income. He oversees the credit research team, responsible for robust research coverage of Eastspring’s credit views and analysis, and co-manages the Eastspring Asia Sustainable Bond Fund, alongside Rong Ren Goh, Portfolio Manager. He was most recently Head of Research at NN Investment Partners, where he was responsible for the FI research process, and had managed Asian high yield strategies. His 27 years of industry experience includes 22 years of covering credit analysis across the region, as well as having served at AIA Ltd in Hong Kong and Moody’s Investor Service in Sydney.

Benedict Phua joined Eastspring in November 2022 as Director of Fixed Income, reporting to Wai Mei Leong, Lead Portfolio Manager. Focusing on Asian USD credit solutions-based strategies at Eastspring, Benedict has 16 years of industry experience with Standard Chartered and DBS, of which 14 were managing FI Credit and Rates portfolios across multiple currencies in Singapore and Hong Kong.

Jamie Tay joined Eastspring in January 2023 as Director and Client Portfolio Manager of the Asian Fixed Income team, and is responsible for bridging the views of the investment team and Eastspring’s clients. She joins from UBS Asset Management in Singapore, where she was a Director covering Asia and China FI strategies, and has 19 years of investment experience including 10 years in client portfolio management roles covering FI strategies.

“We continue to strengthen our fixed income coverage and broaden our capabilities to capture attractive investment opportunities for our clients. The addition of highly talented individuals such as Clement, Benedict and Jamie greatly enhance our FI platform, and represent a strong addition to our FI team,” said Danny Tan, Head of Fixed Income, Eastspring Investments.

As Experts in Asia, Eastspring is one of Asia’s largest bond managers with FI teams based across the region. These countries include Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Eastspring’s FI team was most recently awarded 2021 “Best Bond Manager” in Asia Asset Management’s “Best of the Best” Regional Awards, and 2021 “Best Fixed Income House” at Fund Selector Asia Singapore House Awards.

1 As of 30 June 2022.

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