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The Most Astute Investors in Asian local currency bonds for 2023

Rank Name of Investor Institution
1 Edward Ng Nikko Asset Management
2 Wei Ming Cheong Eastspring
3 Chow Yang Ang Schroders
4 Adam Tan Fullerton Fund Management
5 Arsa Indaravijaya Government Pension Fund
Highly commended Daniel Lam HSBC Global Asset Management (Hong Kong)
Danny Tan Eastspring
Dongchan Lee Blackrock
Howe Chung Wan Principal Global Investors
Joevin Teo Amundi Singapore
Prateek Gupta Millenium Capital Management
Prakash Gopalakrishnan Principal Global Investors
Wai Ho Leong Modular Asset Management
Rank Name of Investor Institution
1 Paula Chan Manulife Investment Management
Highly commended Bella Tsui Nanyang Commercial Bank
Ming Leap HSBC Global Asset Management (Hong Kong)
Max Leung Bank for International Settlements
Rank Name of Investor Institution
1 Wilfred Wee Ninety One
2 Yi Long 龙艺 Xinyuan Asset Management
= Shawn Yuan Dymon Asia Capital
4 Zhifei Wang 王志飞 Penghua Fund Management
Highly commended Delong Huang 黄德龙 CITIC Securities
Zhigang Jin 金志刚 Taikang Asset Management
Wei Tang 唐薇 Bosera Funds
Hui Xu 许辉 ICBC Wealth Management
Bo Xu 许博 China Life Asset Management
Meng Zheng 郑猛 Huaxia Jiuying Asset Management
Rank Name of Investor Institution
1 Christine Cheung Gavekal Capital
2 Helen Lam Allianz Global Investors
Rank Name of Investor Institution
1 Kiat Hau Siaw Principal Global Investors
2 Fiona Kwok First Sentier Investor
3 Jeanette Lee HSBC Global Asset Management (Hong Kong)
4 Louisa Lee BOCI-Prudential Asset Management
Highly commended Himmy Chan Hang Seng Investment Management
Rank Name of Investor Institution
1 Badrish Kulhalli HDFC Life Insurance
2 Hardik Shah Axis Mutual Fund
3 Rahul Goswami Franklin Templeton Asset Management (India)
4 Durgadutt Dhar Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance
5 Pankaj Khetan Tata AIA Life Insurance
6 Devendra Singhvi Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance
7 Vidya Iyer ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
8 Nirmal Gandhi SBI Life Insurance
9 Anurag Mittal UTI Mutual Fund
Highly commended Ankur Shah HDFC NPS
Abhishek Bisen Kotak Mutual Fund
Dinesh Ahuja SBI Mutual Fund
Naresh Kumar Max Life Insurance
Saurabh Passi SBI Life Insurance
Tejas Soman SBI Mutual Fund
Vivek Sharma Nippon India Mutual Fund
Vidyanand Joshi SBI Pension Fund
Rank Name of Investor Institution
1 Ezra Nazula Manulife Investment Management
2 Akbar Syarief Danareksa Investment Management
3 Syuhada Arief Manulife Investment Management
4 Anil Kumar Ashmore Asset Management
5 Angky Hendra Batavia Prosperindo Asset Management
6 Mardiana Wirasmi Syailendra Capital
7 Djumala Sutedja BNP Paribas Asset Management
8 Thomas C Kaloko Batavia Prosperindo Asset Management
9 Edwin Ridwan BPJS Ketenagakerjaan
Highly commended Andy Rachman Bahana TCW Investment Management
Andre Varian AIA
Akuntino Mandhany Mandiri Manajemen Investasi
Dimas Yusuf Sucorinvest Asset Management
Darma Yudha PT Trimegah Asset Management
Gilang Triadi Batavia Prosperindo Asset Management
Laras Febriany Manulife Investment Management
Soufat Hartawan Schroders
Rank Name of Investor Institution
1 Edward Teo AIA
2 Teng Yue Xiang AmFunds Management
3 Kah Kit Low RHB Asset Management
4 Hasaliza Hassan Etiqa Insurance & Takaful
5 Ahmad Raziq Bin Ab Rahman AHAM Asset Management
6 Melissa Lee Li Mei Etiqa Insurance & Takaful
7 Chu Keng Pang Etiqa Insurance & Takaful
8 Leo Lai Yan Cherng Great Eastern Life
Highly commended Celeste Yap Poh Kam Hong Leong Assurance
Chan Yin Mei Great Eastern Life
Muhd Taufiq Saifuddin AHAM Asset Management
Siti Hajar Binti Khalid Employees Provident Fund
Shahrul Annuar Musa AIIMAN Asset Management
Thou Min Xi AHAM Asset Management
Yew Yang Ng Kumpulan Wang Persaraan(Diperbadankan)
Zaharudin Haji Ghazali Public Mutual
Rank Name of Investor Institution
1 Gail Pineda BDO Unibank
2 Lodevico Ulpo ATRAM Trust Corporation
3 Dino Aquino Security Bank
4 Jerome Briz Metrobank
5 Joe Lucero BPI Asset Management Trust
6 Ginny Pecana Metrobank
7 Giovanni Ong AB Capital Trust
Highly commended Angelique Aquino ex-BDO Unibank
Bettina Bautista Sun Life Financial
Json Clemente BDO Unibank
Jean De Castro Manulife Investment Management
Karen Lopez Security Bank
Rank Name of Investor Institution
1 Wayne Chew Allianz Global Investors
2 San San Goh Lion Global Investors
3 Xiangle Heng UBS Wealth Management
4 Rohit Garg Alphadyne Singapore
5 Melvin Lee Fullerton Fund Management
Highly commended Guat Cheng Ong Fullerton Fund Management
Huey-juien Tan AIA
Ian Chong Nikko Asset Management
Jeremy Huang Pinebridge
Kwee Peng Ong AIA
Kumar Rachapudi Southern Ridges Capital
Kevin Foo AIA
Matthew Kok Eastspring
Robin Wang First Sentier Investor
Shiva Iyer Morgan Stanley Investment Management
Rank Name of Investor Institution
1 Jeff Lee 李荣洲 Yuanta Bank
2 Jessica Hsu 许雅菁 Agricultural Bank of Taiwan
Highly commended Javin Chuang 庄冠群 Taiwan Cooperative Bank
Greenland Chen 陈孟麟 Fubon Bank
Vanessa Hsieh 谢采纹 Bank Sinopac
Michael Kuo 郭政铨 Chang Hwa Bank
Ryan Peng 彭智炜 Transglobe Life Insurance
Rank Name of Investor Institution
1 Tanandon Cholitkul Kasikorn Asset Management
2 Mayura Tinthanasan SCB Asset Management
3 Pardung Songatigamas AIA
4 Teerasan Dutiyabodhi Eastspring Asset Management
5 Chajchai Sarit-Apirak Kasikorn Asset Management
6 Panodphol Tantawichian Kasikorn Asset Management
Highly commended Arj Seriniyom Thai Life Insurance
Ariya Temrungsitornrat AIA
Charl Chaikittikorn Krungthai-AXA Life Insurance
Ekkapong Rungrojpanichkul Government Pension Fund
Pipat Naranunt MFC Asset Management
Peeravit Limdeachapun SCB Asset Management
Worrawat Siripanich Social Security Office
Varoon Boonrumluektanom SCB Asset Management

Top ranked for the past three consecutive years or longer.
Note: Highly commended investors are ranked in alphabetical order by their last name.Some individuals are featured in several of the rankings according to the local currency bond market(s) they cover.


In 2023, almost 250 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.

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