Jamie Grant, based in our Hong Kong office (currently seconded to our Australia office until September 2021), is the Head of Emerging Markets and Asian Fixed Income. Jamie joined us in 2013 in the role of Head of Asian Fixed Income, responsible for the development of the team’s Asian fixed income capabilities. His role was expanded in September 2017 taking responsibility for the further development of our Emerging Markets business. Jamie has more than 20 years’ industry experience specialising in corporate credit. He has experience in funds management and credit analysis across Europe, the US, Latin America and Asia and has managed investment teams in the UK, Asia, Latin America and Australia. Jamie’s most recent role was Global Head of Fixed Income at QBE Insurance. In this role Jamie was responsible for the QBE Group’s fixed income business across Asia Pacific, Europe, the UK, US and Latin America. Prior to this Jamie spent more than eight years working for AXA Investment Managers, comprising seven years in London as a Senior Investment Manager and two years in Singapore as the Head of Fixed Income Asia. Jamie holds a Bachelor of International Business Relations from Griffith University, Brisbane.
Nigel Foo, based in our Hong Kong office, is a Senior Portfolio Manager for Asian Fixed Income team. In his role, Nigel is responsible for formulating investment strategies and managing portfolios with a focus on Asian credit and local currency debt. Prior to joining the team in 2010, Nigel spent six years with State Street Global Advisors as a fixed income portfolio manager where he gained extensive experience managing one of the Asian local currency bond funds in the region, amongst other global fixed income mandates. Since the start of his career in 1997, Nigel has developed strong research and risk management skills through his roles as a market risk analyst at both JP Morgan and Credit Suisse First Boston. He also had experience as equity research analyst at HSBC. Nigel holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Major in Finance) from National University of Singapore. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Nicole Hsieh, based in our Hong Kong office, is a Senior Portfolio Manager for Asian Fixed Income team. In her role, Nicole is responsible for formulating investment strategies and analysing Asian portfolios with a focus on Asian Credit and Hong Kong Dollar bonds. Nicole joined in 2003 as a Quantitative Analyst and was appointed as Portfolio Manager in 2006. Prior to joining the team, Nicole spent two years as a Regulation Officer for the Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing Limited and one year as an Economist at Standard and Poor’s (DRI) Toronto. As a Portfolio Manager, Nicole has been voted one of the Most Astute Investors in HK local currency bonds in each of the year during 2008-2014, 2016 by The Assets. In addition, the MPF Hong Kong dollar bond fund for which Nicole is the portfolio manager has won the Lipper Fund Awards for the Best Fund in the Bond HK Dollar sector for the MPF / Pension division in each of the year during 2007-2011. Nicole was also voted one of the Most Astute Investors in Asian G3 Bonds in 2008 and 2011. Nicole holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Minor in Psychology) from the Simon Fraser University, Canada and a Master of Financial Economics from the University of Toronto, Canada. She is also a CFA charterholder.
Adrian Au, based in our Hong Kong office, is a Senior Manager Credit Analyst for Asian Fixed Income team. In his role, Adrian is responsible for in-house credit risk evaluation of Asian credits, with a focus on corporates. Adrian joined in July 2006 as Manager Credit Analysis for the Asian Fixed Income team. Prior to joining, Adrian worked as a senior credit analyst for more than 10 years at Global Financial Risk Management Division of Barclays Capital Asia Limited where he covered credit risk analysis of private and listed corporations, infrastructure projects, and banks having extensive experience in different credit and legal environments of Asian countries. Prior to Barclays, he worked in a corporate finance team at one of top four Japanese securities houses after he had gained audit experience from a CPA firm in Hong Kong. Adrian holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Accounting from University of West London. He has also completed postgraduate studies in Risk Management at the University of Hong Kong.
Anthony O’Brien, based in our London office, is a Developed Markets Rates and Currency Strategist in the Emerging Markets Debt team. Prior to joining in December 2016, Anthony held various roles at Morgan Stanley where his areas of responsibility included hedge fund sales, derivative strategies, and interest rate options market-making, and latterly he was Co-Head of European Interest Rate Strategy. Prior to this he was a UK and Derivatives Interest Rate Strategist at Barclays Capital. At the time of joining the team, Anthony had 19 years of industry experience. Antony holds an BSc (Hons) in Economics from Bristol University.
Clarissa, based in our Singapore office, is a Fixed Income Analyst for the Asian Fixed Income team. Clarissa joined in January 2016, upon completion of her studies. She began working as a Fixed Income Analyst within the Asian Fixed Income. In her role, Clarissa is responsible for research coverage within Asian market. Clarissa holds a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Accounting and Finance) from Monash University.