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The most Astute Investors in Asian local currency bonds for 2020
China
Rank
Name of Investor
Institution
Outstanding individuals
Shuo Tao 陶铄, China Southern Fund Management
Wei Tang 唐薇, Bosera Asset Management
Zhibin Zeng 曾志斌, Agricultural Bank of China
Bo Qu 曲波, China Asset Management
Xiaoxian Yan 严筱娴, China Asset Management
Hong Kong
Rank
Name of Investor
Institution
1
2
=
4
5
6
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8
9
10
Highly commended
George Fong, PineBridge Investments Asia
Brad Gibson, AllianceBernstein
Angus Hui, Schroder Investment Management
Meng Isaac, PIMCO
Kelvin Ng, Hang Seng Investment Management
Raj Singh, Principal Global Investors
Chris Tang, Fubon Bank (Hong Kong)
Ma Tao, ICBC Asset Management (Global)
Hillman Tong, T. Rowe Price
Phenona Tsang, BEA Union Investment Management
India
Rank
Name of Investor
Institution
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Highly commended
Vikram Chopra , DSP Mutual Fund
Abhiranjan Gupta, HDFC ERGO General Insurance
Kaustubh Gupta, Aditya Birla Asset Management
Anupam Joshi, HDFC Asset Management
Mahesh Mathew, HSBC
Vineet Mehta , ICICI Lombard General Insurance
Sandeep Pandey, SBI Pension Funds
Devang Shah , Axis Mutual Fund
Hardik Shah, Nippon India Mutual Fund
Arun Srinivasan, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
Indonesia
Rank
Name of Investor
Institution
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Highly commended
Elisa Anastasia, Mandiri Manajemen Investasi
Genta Wira Anjalu, Insight Investment
Abdul Hadie, Bank Mandiri
Thomas C Kaloko, Batavia Prosperindo Aset Manajemen
Akuntino Mandhany, Mandiri Manajemen Investasi
Ana Pangestu , AIA
Djumala Sutedja , BNP Paribas Asset Management
Hengky Tambunan, Eastspring Investments
Andre Varian, AIA
Darma Yudha, Trimegah Asset Management
Japan
Rank
Name of Investor
Institution
Outstanding individual
David Richter, MetLife
Malaysia
Rank
Name of Investor
Institution
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
=
10
Highly commended
Ahmad Raziq bin Abdul Rahman , Affin Hwang Asset Management
Yin-Mei Chan, Great Eastern Life Assurance
Zaharudin Haji Ghazali , Public Mutual
Raymond Lew, AmInvest
Andy Chee-Vui Luk , Manulife Asset Management
Shahrul Annuar Musa, Public Mutual
Pei Chen Ng , AIA
Nurdiana Mohd Radzi, Employees Provident Fund
Thou Min Xi , Great Eastern Life Assurance
Celeste Yap, Hong Leong Assurance
Philippines
Rank
Name of Investor
Institution
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Highly commended
Angelo Cerin, BDO Private Bank
Patrick Ching, Union Bank of the Philippines Trust
Micah Chua, BPI Asset Management and Trust Corporation
Ivan Corcuera , Sunlife Asset Management
Giovanni Ong, ATRAM Trust Corporation
Ginny Pecana, Metrobank Trust
Gail Pineda, BDO Unibank
Rhoderick Ratio, Asia United Bank
Ryan Joseph Salud, Maybank Philippines
Starlyn See, Manulife Asset Management
Singapore
Rank
Name of Investor
Institution
1
2
3
4
5
=
7
8
9
10
=
Highly commended
Zeyi Ang, Allianz Global Investors
Daniel Lau, PIMCO
Melvin Lee , Fullerton Fund Management
Guan-Yi Low, Eastspring Investments
Stephan Lowy, Ashmore Investment Management
Roland Mieth, PIMCO
Guat-Cheng Ong, Fullerton Fund Management
Kwee-Peng Ong, AIA
Desmond Soon, Western Asset Management
Jiayi Yew , UBS Asset Management
Taiwan
Rank
Name of Investor
Institution
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
=
Highly commended
Edward Chang 張培忠, Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank
Bill Chen 陳韋成, HSBC
Chin-Kun Chen 陳金昆, O-Bank
Vincent Chen 陳偉銘 , Nanshan Life Insurance
Chi-Ling Lai 賴季玲, Taiwan Cooperative Bills Finance
Annie Lai 賴昱蓉, Deutsche Bank
Ryan Chih-wei Peng 彭智煒, TransGlobe Life Insurance
Morgan Tsai 蔡調舜, KGI Securities
Iris Huang 黃語彤, Taiwan Finance Corporation
Wendy Wu 吳倬瑋 , Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank
Thailand
Rank
Name of Investor
Institution
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
=
=
10
Highly commended
Koonnatta Aphiphalikitthchai, Krungthai Asset Management
Charl Chaikittikorn , Krungthai-AXA Life Insurance
Winai Manavitayarak, Thai Life Insurance
Surachai Pornchaitipparut, TISCO Asset Management
Worrawat Siripanich, Social Security Office
Chanaikan Swadirurk, CIMB Principal Asset Management
UK
Rank
Name of Investor
Institution
1
2
Highly commended
Alex Shaw, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Dimitrios Bitsos, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Shikeb Farooqui, Emso Asset Management
Mark Evans, Investec Asset Management
Ashish Goyal, Pharo Management
US
Rank
Name of Investor
Institution
Highly commended
Teresa Kong, Matthews Asia
David Loveinger, TCW Ltd
Max Leung, World Bank

Top ranked for the past three consecutive years or longer
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Note: Highly commended investors are ranked in alphabetical order by their last name. Not all names have been verified, any updates please contact research@theasset.com


Methodology
In 2020, over 600 individuals including analysts, economists and strategists, salespeople and traders in Asian local currency bonds were invited by the Asset Benchmark Research to nominate the ten most Astute investors, based on their knowledge of the credits and markets, trading skill and acumen in making investment decisions. As such the ranking also includes investors who are not included in absolute return or performance assessments. The nominations collected are subject to the rating of the individual casting the vote.
Based on the nominations received, the top ten Astute Investors with the highest weighted score are ranked by geographic location. The next ten names (depending on the number of names in the nomination pool) are considered in the ‘Highly Commended’ category.
The awardees of most Astute Investors in Asian local currency bonds for 2020 will be honoured at a gala dinner. Further details of the gala dinner will be announced later.