What Drives Asia IG Bonds?
In this episode, Omar Slim, senior portfolio manager, fixed income, explains Asia's burgeoning hard currency investment grade bond market, its unique features, and the dynamics driving returns. We also touch on the impact of Chinese policy shifts and how to navigate the market in a rising rate environment.
OMAR SLIM, CFA
Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Asia Fixed Income
PineBridge Investments, Singapore
Mr. Slim is a senior portfolio manager within the Asian Fixed Income team, 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 (SSGA) 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 SSGA role, Mr. Slim 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. Prior to SSGA, Mr. Slim was a research analyst at BNP Paribas Corporate & Investment Banking. Mr. Slim holds a Master of Science in finance from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. He also attended the Investment Decisions and Behavioral Finance Executive Education program at the Harvard Kennedy School. Mr. Slim is a CFA charterholder.