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Standard Chartered expands global DPM team, adds to fixed income capability

26 Jun 2024

Singapore – Standard Chartered (“the Bank”) has announced the addition of four specialists to its global team based in Singapore to deepen its Discretionary Portfolio Management (DPM) and Chief Investment Office (CIO) capabilities.

Expanding the Discretionary Portfolio Management team

Alicia Chu joined the Bank as Head, Fixed Income Mandates, where she is leading a team of Portfolio Managers for Fixed Income discretionary mandates. Joining from Bank of Singapore, Alicia is a seasoned Fixed Income investment professional with over 14 years’ experience, focusing on credit markets in Asia / Emerging Markets. She has an established track record of delivering solid returns and managing risks through market cycles.

Alvin Chua joined from DBS as Senior Portfolio Manager, Multi Asset Mandates. In his role, Alvin is responsible for the management of bespoke Global Multi Asset mandates for the Bank’s ultra high-net-worth (UHNW) clients. He brings 16 years of experience in portfolio management in multi-asset strategy.

Alicia and Alvin joined the Bank in early June in Singapore, and they report to Daniel Furer, Global Head, Discretionary Portfolio Management.

In addition, Kan Jun Yang will join the Bank on 1 July, as Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income, reporting to Alicia. Jun Yang will focus on managing discretionary fixed income portfolios primarily invested in global credit strategies and provide credit research coverage for portfolio holdings, with focus on corporate bonds. He brings five years’ experience from Deutsche Bank where he honed his expertise in managing discretionary fixed income portfolios.

In welcoming the new members to his team, Daniel Furer, said, “Clients are increasingly sophisticated and they demand the highest level of knowledge and market experience to help them manage their portfolios. Most important of all, clients are looking for a partner whom they can trust. As we continue to build out our DPM expertise to cater to client demands, I am very pleased to have Alicia, Alvin and in due course, Jun Yang, join the team. Their combined expertise will add significantly to Standard Chartered’s DPM capability.”

Adding to CIO Fixed Income capabilities

Rayson Heung joined the CIO team in early June as Senior Investment Strategist, Fixed Income, where he is contributing to the Bank’s house view for global fixed income asset classes as well as high conviction ideas. Rayson is an experienced analyst with 20 years’ experience in Emerging and Developed bond markets which he developed during stints at leading international financial institutions before joining Standard Chartered. He is based in Singapore and reports to Manpreet Gill, CIO, Africa, Middle East and Europe.

Manpreet Gill said, “We prioritise complementing superior client servicing with quality, personalised investment advice to help clients navigate market movements and seize opportunities. Our global CIO team comprises strategists with an average 12 years of experience, and it is our commitment to continue maintaining the wealth of expertise in the CIO team with experienced strategists. Rayson’s addition to the team testifies to this endeavour to provide our clients with high quality advice.”

For further information please contact:

Valerie Tay
Wealth and Retail Banking Communications

Standard Chartered

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