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Shifting Gears in 2019

Repositioning Portfolios for Global Crosscurrents

Singapore |
Speakers include:
Chunyen Liu

Chunyen Liu

AIA Singapore

Rajeev  de Mello

Rajeev de Mello

Bank of Singapore

Markus Schomer

Markus Schomer

PineBridge Investments

Overview

The Financial Times and PineBridge Investments are delighted to present Repositioning Portfolios for Global Crosscurrents, an exclusive forum discussing the opportunities and challenges ahead for professional investors as they plan their portfolios for 2019 and beyond.

The accelerated growth of US equities dominated headlines in 2018 but opinion is divided on the overall outlook for 2019. Will the divergence between the US and other advanced economies come to a head as interest rates continue to rise?  How will China respond to increasing trade tensions with the US, and will growing populism cause further destabilization in Europe?  Is market convergence on the horizon in the coming year as the dispersion of 2018 gives way to a recoupling of prospects for developed and developing economies?

This high-level forum, chaired by the FT's Henny Sender, will debate the major issues impacting return and explore how and where investors can find opportunities across traditional and non traditional asset classes.

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fallback Add to my Calendar 11/14/2018 12:00:0011/14/2018 00:00:00trueShifting Gears in 2019The Financial Times and PineBridge Investments are delighted to present Repositioning Portfolios for Global Crosscurrents, an exclusive forum discussing the opportunities and challenges ahead for professional investors as they plan their portfolios for 2019 and beyond.The accelerated growth of US equities dominated headlines in 2018 but opinion is divided on the overall outlook for 2019. Will the divergence between the US and other advanced economies come to a head as interest rates continue to rise?  How will China respond to increasing trade tensions with the US, and will growing populism cause further destabilization in Europe?  Is market convergence on the horizon in the coming year as the dispersion of 2018 gives way to a recoupling of prospects for developed and developing economies?This high-level forum, chaired by the FT's Henny Sender, will debate the major issues impacting return and explore how and where investors can find opportunities across traditional and non traditional asset classes.Shifting-Gears-in-20195eb0b3b58bc5e3ebd2c91e3c4a9fbe63MM/DD/YYYY

Speakers (6)

Chunyen Liu

Chunyen Liu

Chief Investment Officer
AIA Singapore

Chunyen Liu was appointed to AIA Singapore’s Executive Committee as its Chief Investment Officer in 2017, and is responsible for spearheading the success of the company’s investment strategies. This includes developing and enhancing AIA Singapore’s Strategic Asset Allocation, Asset Liability Management, and product development processes. Chunyen also drives AIA Singapore’s continued strong investment performance and elevates its service standards through close collaborations with AIA Investment Management Private Limited (AIAIM), the Singapore-based asset management company responsible for dealings, regionally as well as specialist fund management efforts exclusive for AIA Group businesses. Additionally, she engages regularly with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to ensure the adherence and standard-setting for well-managed, compliant investment processes within the organisation. Having been with AIA since 2008, Chunyen has undertaken numerous roles across multiple geographies including the position of Head of Financial Risk and Risk Metrics with AIA Group prior to her pursuing her current role in Singapore. She lead the team’s successful efforts to establish, implement, and strengthen both AIA’s Risk Appetite framework and its internal model framework. Chunyen was previously based in New York in her role as Market Risk Manager with AIG Inc. A Chartered Financial Analyst and a Financial Risk Manager, Chunyen holds an MA in Economics from New York University and an MBA in Finance and Investment from Baruch College at the City University of New York.

Rajeev  de Mello

Rajeev de Mello

Chief Investment Officer
Bank of Singapore

Rajeev De Mello is the Chief Investment Officer at Bank of Singapore.  Since 2005, he has been investing in Asia and heading investment teams in firms such as Schroders Investment Management, Western Asset Management and Pictet. Before that, he managed European fixed income for Pictet Asset Management in Geneva.  During the 1990s, Rajeev led trading teams for UBS in Zurich, Geneva and Hong Kong and earlier in his career was a management consultant for McKinsey. He started his career in gold and currency options shortly before the 1987 crash. Rajeev holds BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Georgetown University. 

Markus Schomer

Markus Schomer

Chief Economist
PineBridge Investments

Markus Schomer is Chief Economist at PineBridge Investments.  He joined the firm in 1996 and is responsible for developing economic forecasts, analysis and market commentary for all investment groups within the firm. Mr Schomer is a member of various investment committees and is involved in developing the firm's broad portfolio strategies. He is a frequent contributor on CNBC, Bloomberg and other media outlets. Prior to his current role, he worked at the firm's London office where he managed various fixed income portfolios. Mr Schomer was previously a fixed income analyst at Commerzbank in Frankfurt, Germany. He holds an MA in economics from the University of Bonn in Germany and the University of East Anglia in the UK and also studied at the London School of Economics. He is a CFA charterholder.

Peter Mumford

Peter Mumford

Southeast Asia Practice Head
Eurasia Group

As head of Eurasia Group’s Southeast Asia coverage, Peter Mumford helps clients navigate this dynamic region that offers enormous opportunities but is very diverse and requires a detailed understanding of complex, changing political and regulatory systems to ensure success. He is based in the Singapore office. Prior to joining Eurasia Group, Peter spent 15 years as a British diplomat working with governments, international institutions, and the private sector across Asia. Most recently, he spent more than four years based in Southeast Asia leading the UK government’s political economy analysis of developments across the region. He also managed a large portfolio of technical cooperation projects, working closely with governments across the region and ASEAN institutions on infrastructure (especially public-private partnerships), financial services, trade policy, and business environment issues.  Peter previously led, from Beijing, the UK government’s political economy analysis of China and capacity-building projects on financial market development. He likewise negotiated breakthroughs on market access and London becoming an offshore renminbi market for which he was awarded the Order of the British Empire.

Sunny Ng

Sunny Ng

Portfolio Manager, Global Multi-Asset,
PineBridge Investments

Sunny Ng joined PineBridge Investments in 2016 and is responsible for the Global Multi-Asset Team’s client-facing activities in the Asia-Pacific region, and contributing to the firm’s Multi-Asset Strategy and portfolio implementation functions with a particular focus on Asia-based portfolios. Prior to joining the firm, he was a Managing Director and Head of Asia ex Japan Portfolio Strategists at State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), where he led the regional team representing SSGA investment views and strategies to clients across Asia. Before that, Mr Ng was Research Director for Morningstar Asia, where he oversaw and built out the firm's funds research platform in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan. He previously held positions at AllianceBernstein and Pavilion Advisory Group, where he founded the quantitative strategies group. Mr Ng has been active in industry research and has multiple articles published in the Journal of Portfolio Management, including “A Constant Volatility Framework for Managing Tail Risk,” which received the AIMA Hillsdale Research award for best paper in 2010. He holds Bachelor of Commerce and MBA degrees from Concordia University in Montreal and is a CFA charterholder.

Omar Slim

Omar Slim

Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income
PineBridge Investments Singapore

Omar Slim is a senior portfolio manager within the Asian Fixed Income team at PineBridge Investments in Singapore.  He is responsible for managing funds investing in the Asian credit, rates and FX markets. Prior to joining PineBridge in 2013, Mr Slim was a Senior Portfolio Manager within Asian Fixed Income at State Street Global Advisors in Singapore. He started there as a Credit Analyst for Global Active Fixed Income in Canada, before being promoted to Senior Portfolio Manager to manage a team investing in the North American credit markets. In his most recent Singapore based State Street Global Advisors role, he led the development of the Asian credit investment process in Asia, helped build up their credit coverage and managed local and hard currency Asian Fixed Income portfolios. He also participated in a number of government sponsored policy initiatives to develop and enhance the Asian bond markets. Mr Slim was previously a research analyst at BNP Paribas Corporate & Investment Banking. He holds a Master of Science in Finance from Boston College’s Carroll Graduate School of Management and attended the Investment Decisions and Behavioral Finance Executive Education program at the Harvard Kennedy School.  Mr Slim is a CFA charterholder.

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Chair (1)

Henny Sender

Henny Sender

Chief Correspondent, International Finance
Financial Times

Henny Sender joined the Financial Times in 2007. She was previously the Wall Street Journal's Senior Special Writer for the Money & Investing section and covered private equity and hedge funds. Before joining the Journal, Ms Sender worked in Hong Kong for nearly 10 years and covered regional finance for the Wall Street Journal Asia and the Far Eastern Economic Review. Prior to that, she was in Tokyo for five years for Institutional Investor. Ms Sender was part of a team at the Journal that won a Loeb award for coverage of the meltdown of Amaranth, a hedge fund. Her work on the overseas Chinese received a citation from the Overseas Press Club and she was a finalist for the National Magazine Awards. Her book on India, The Kashmiri Pandits, was published by Oxford University Press. Ms Sender holds an MS from the Columbia University School of Journalism. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Agenda - 14th Nov

  • 12:00pm
    Registration
  • 12:30pm
    Lunch is served
  • 12:40pm
    The FT View: Getting ready for 2019

    Henny Sender, Chief Correspondent for International Finance, Financial Times

  • 12:50pm
    2019 Outlook: Macro Convergence, Shifting Opportunities

    The outperformance of US equities, the US dollar and economic growth underpinned global market performance in 2018. As we head into 2019, two critical questions are on our minds: will the US continue to be a strong source of growth? Moreover, to what degree can other economies converge to achieve a similar positive trajectory? In addition how will political headwinds like Brexit, looming trade wars, and key political events in Japan and India impact performance across global asset classes? The dynamic interplays from these idiosyncratic risks underscores the need for investors to reassess their portfolios and explore the high-conviction opportunities likely to emerge in 2019.

    Markus Schomer, Chief Economist, PineBridge Investments
    Sunny Ng, Portfolio Manager, Global Multi-Asset, PineBridge Investments

  • 1:20pm
    Leaders Debate: Is now the time for investors to get selective?

    The macro- outlook is increasingly difficult to predict, impacting investor confidence, sentiment and risk appetite. This session will look beyond the short-term indicators and discuss which asset classes will require surgical selection in the year ahead.

    Chunyen Liu, Chief Investment Officer, AIA Singapore
    Rajeev de Mello, Chief Investment Officer, Bank of Singapore

    Peter Mumford, South East Asia Practice Head, Eurasia Group

    Omar Slim, Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income, PineBridge Investments

    Moderator: Henny Sender, Chief Correspondent for International Finance, Financial Times

  • 1:50pm
    Q&A
  • 2:00pm
    Closing remarks from the FT

    Henny Sender, Chief Correspondent for International Finance, Financial Times

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The Westin Singapore
12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2

Singapore

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