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The most Astute Investors in Asian local currency bonds for 2019
China
Rank
Name of Investor
Institution
1
1
3
3
5
5
5
Highly commended
Sicong Deng 邓思聪, China Asset Management
Jianting Liu 刘健庭, China Asset Management
Yangyang Dong 董阳阳, China Asset Management
Sheng-Wei Zhou 周胜伟, China Zheshang Bank
Hong Kong
Rank
Name of Investor
Institution
1
2
3
4
5
6
6
8
8
10
Highly commended
Binay Chandgothia, Principal Asset Management
Jenny Chau, Shanghai Commercial Bank
Shaw-Yann Ho, J.P.Morgan Asset Management
Nicole Hsieh , First State Investments
Angus Hui, Schroder Investment Management
Helen Lam , Allianz Global Investors
Anthony Lau, BOCI Prudential
Koey Leung, BEA Union Investment Management
Yijun Li, Prudence Investment Management
Jason Pang, J.P.Morgan Asset Management
Han Peng, Principal Asset Management
Ma Tao, ICBC Investment Management
Erica Tsang, Dah Sing Bank
Isaac Wong, BEA Union Investment Management
India
Rank
Name of Investor
Institution
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
9
Highly commended
Anil Bamboli, HDFC Asset Management
Manish Banthia, ICICI Prudential Asset Management
Abhishek Bisen, Kotak Mahindra Mutual Fund
Vikram Chopra, DSP Mutual Fund
Kaustubh Gupta, Aditya Birla Asset Management
Santosh Kamath, Franklin Templeton Asset Management India
Pankaj Khetan, Tata AIA Life Insurance
Vineet Mehta, ICICI Lombard General Insurance
Devang Shah, Axis Mutual Fund
Vivek Sharma, Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management
Indonesia
Rank
Name of Investor
Institution
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Highly commended
Elisa Anastasia, Mandiri Manajemen Investasi
Aries Syamsul Arifien, Bank Mandiri
Thomas C Kaloko, Batavia Prosperindo Aset Manajemen
Fitri Lindawati Lubis , Asuransi Allianz Life Indonesia
Thea Pakpahan, BNP Paribas Investment Partners
Ana Pangestu, AIA Financial
Komang Shanti, Eastspring Investments
Hengky Tambunan, Eastspring Investments
Melissa Tjahyasurya, Batavia Prosperindo Aset Manajemen
Darma Yudha, Trimegah Asset Management
Malaysia
Rank
Name of Investor
Institution
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Highly commended
Michael Chang , RHB Asset Management
Ng Pei Chen, AIA
Ilene Chin-Huey Chong , Eastspring Investments
Ben Eeh, Maybank Asset Management
Zaharudin Haji Ghazali , Public Mutual
Edi Hasmilee, Employees Provident Fund
Andrea Koh Lee-Hoon, Great Eastern Life Assurance
Raymond Lew, AmInvest
Andy Chee-Vui Luk , Manulife Asset Management
Mazhar bin Mazlan , Etiqa Insurance & Takaful
Farhana Rahmat, Employees Provident Fund
Roszali Ramlee , Amanahraya Investment Management
Zhafir Zamani, Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (KWAP)
Philippines
Rank
Name of Investor
Institution
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Highly commended
Angelique Aquino, Banco de Oro Trust
Rolando Bernardino, Land Bank of the Philippines Trust
Jerome Briz, BPI Asset Management and Trust Corporation
Elaine Buday-Paiso, Metrobank Trust
Ivan Corcuera , Sun Life of Canada
Aurelius Kasunuran, Security Bank
Emuel Olimpo, Metrobank Trust
Nilo Ondevilla, Land Bank of the Philippines Trust
Ryan Joseph Salud, Land Bank of the Philippines Trust
Ritchie Teo , Sun Life of Canada
Ruth Velasco, Insular Life Assurance
Singapore
Rank
Name of Investor
Institution
1
2
3
4
5
6
6
8
9
10
Highly commended
Chow-Yang Ang , Schroder Investment Management
Kang-Yee Chang, Fullerton Fund Management
Edward Fang, AIA Investment Management
Kevin Foo, AIA Investment Management
Prateek Gupta, Blackrock
Daryl Ho, AIA Investment Management
Guan-Yi Low, Eastspring Investments
Kwee-Peng Ong, AIA Financial
Arjun Shetty, Astignes Capital Asia
Shao Fung Yong, Nikko Asset Management
Taiwan
Rank
Name of Investor
Institution
1
2
2
2
5
6
7
8
8
10
10
Highly commended
Jasmine Chen 陳慧玲, Sunny Bank
Vincent Chen 陳偉銘, Nanshan Life Insurance
Wade Shen 沈智偉, Fubon Securities
Vincent Shih 施駿逸, Shin Kong Life Insurance
Morgan Tsai 蔡調舜, KGI Securities
Thailand
Rank
Name of Investor
Institution
1
2
3
4
5
5
7
8
8
10
Highly commended
Varoon Boonrumluektanom, Kasikorn Asset Management
Amporn Chantranukul, MFC Asset Management
Eakaluck Krasaesian, SCB Asset Management
Winai Manavitayarak, Thai Life Insurance
Pattarapol Parin , Krungthai-AXA Life Insurance
Chariya Pimolpaiboon, Kasikorn Asset Management
Worrawat Siripanich, Social Security Fund
Pardung Songatigamas , AIA
Panodphol Tantawichian, Kasikorn Asset Management
Athip Tittayanurak, Kasikorn Asset Management
UK/EU/AUS
Rank
Name of Investor
Institution
1
2
3
4
5

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 2019, 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 2019 will be honoured at a gala dinner. Further details of the gala dinner will be announced later.