Hong Kong – House Awards: Asia Fixed Income

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Pillar 1. Investment process

To examine the principles and the team’s investment style and consistencies, accountability, and investor alignment

Pillar 2. Portfolio construction

To examine the portfolio disciplines, liquidity capability, investment/ divestment principles, and research resources

Pillar 3. Performance & Risk

To examine how performances and risks are generated, net returns together with drawdowns and recovery and investor diversification

Pillar 4. Stewardship

To examine the manager’s commitment to engagement and disclosure, responsible shareholding policies, and driving changes for investees

Pillar 5. Corporate Quality

To examine the company's commitment to responsible stewardship while ensuring healthy and sustainable growth

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Presenter

Pheona Tsang , Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income

BEA Union Investment Management
Category: Asia Fixed Income

Jurors

  1. Alvin Ma, Managing Director, Axiom Investment Management
  2. Catherine Chen, Founder & CEO , AvantFaire Investment Management Limited
  3. Wyman Leung, Chief Investment Officer, AMG Financial Group Ltd
  4. Andrea Webster, Managing Director, Chartwell Capital

Presenter

Serene CAI , Portfolio Manager
China Asset Management (Hong Kong)
Category: Asia Fixed
Jane CAI , Managing Director

Jurors

  1. Leo Lee, CIO, Grace Harmony (Hong Kong) Limited
  2. Jonathan Wan, Deputy Head of Retail Banking, ICBC (Asia) Limited
  3. Colin Low, Head of Investment Research , Wealth Management Alliance
  4. Stephan Repkow, CEO and Founder, Wealth Management Alliance
  5. Kenny Chong, Head of Investment services, Wealth Management Alliance

Presenter

Nigel Foo , Head of Asia Fixed Income
First Sentier Investors
Category: Asia Fixed Income & MOY

Jurors

  1. Mah Ching Cheng, Fund Advisory | Vice President Investment Products and Solutions, UOB Private Bank
  2. Simon Liu, Senior Investment Manager, St. James’s Place Wealth Management Group
  3. Peter Ryan-Kane, Founder, PeRK Advisory

Presenter

Wonnie Chu , Managing Director, Fixed Income
GaoTeng Global Asset Management
Category: Asia Fixed Income

Jurors

  1. Nicholas Leung, Senior Vice President, The Bank of East Asia
  2. Sally Liang, Data Manager, WealthAsia Group
  3. Alan Chan, Head of Investment, OCBC Wing Hang Bank

Presenter

Geoffrey Lunt , Director, Senior Investment Specialist, Asia Fixed Income
HSBC Asset Management
Category: Asia Fixed Income, RMB Fixed Income

Jurors

  1. Greg Hargrave, Principal Consultant, Financial Services Industry, Vividian, Family Office
  2. Andrea Webster, Managing Director, Chartwell Capital
  3. Jessica Broomhall, Associate Director, Climate & Sustainability, PwC

Total engagements with Asian issuers on material issues are in the table below. As seen, the level has increased in recent years. While it is the case that the universe has expanded, the number of issuers in the Asia Bond fund numbers around 210 and we are more likely to engage with investee issuers. Therefore the average number of engagements per year per issuer is now closer to 2. This does not include attendance of results presentations, roadshows etc.

Year

2018

2019

2020

Total engagements

408

433

506

Presenter

Suvir Mukhi , Partner, Co-Chief Investment Officer (Asia/EM Strategies) & Senior Portfolio Manager
Income Partners Asset Management (HK)
Category: Manager of the Year – Mutual Funds (Asia Fixed Income); Sustainability – (ESG)

Jurors

  1. Jessica Broomhall, Associate Director, Climate & Sustainability PwC
  2. Peter Ryan-Kane, Founder, PeRK Advisory

Presenter

Jason Pang , Senior Director, Client Portfolio Manager, Manulife Investment Management
Manulife Investment Management
Category: Asia Fixed Income (HK & SG)

Other Participants (On-Mute):
Willa Lau

Jurors

  1. Joanne Murphy, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, CAIA
  2. Jonathan Wan, Deputy Head of Retail Banking, ICBC (Asia) Limited
  3. Elsa Pau, CEO of WealthAsia Group