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People moves: Amundi bags ex-hedge fund economist; Credit Suisse names new Asia-Pac CIO

By NexChange
Asset Management

Credit Suisse appoints new Asia-Pac CIO. John Woods, a 25-year veteran of the investment arena, has been named Chief Investment Officer Asia Pacific, Private Banking & Wealth Management by Credit Suisse. He will be responsible for developing the unit’s investment views across all assets, and will also help expand the firm’s strategies for its clients.

Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Woods was Head of Fixed Income Asia Pacific for Citi Investment Management, and held the role of Chief Investment Strategist for Asia Pacific at Citi Private Bank before that. He also held several key roles in HSBC, including Global Head of Credit Research and Strategy. He will report to Nannette Hechler-Fayd’herbe, the Swiss firm’s Global Head of Investment Strategy, and will be based in Hong Kong. Credit Suisse

Amundi Hong Kong nabs economist from Azentus. Mo Ji, an economist who studied under Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, has been appointed Chief Economist, Asia ex-Japan by Amundi Hong Kong.

She joins Amundi after four years at Azentus Capital Management – the global macro fund run by ex-Goldman trader Morgan Sze – where she held the role of Global Chief Economist. Before that, Ji spent almost two years Deutsche Bank, working as a research associate for the German firm’s Hong Kong and China research unit. She will report to Amundi’s Global Head of Research, Strategy and Analysis, Philippe Ithurbide. Asia Asset Management

M&G Investments Asia MD steps down. Andrew Hendry, M&G Investments’ point man in Asia, will be leaving the British investment firm by the end of the year. This is what they had to say about it:
“His departure follows the successful completion of the first phase of our expansion in the region. Under Andrew’s leadership, M&G has opened offices in Singapore and Hong Kong, hired teams in both locations and manages over $4.5bn of assets for clients.”
Singapore-based Hendry was M&G’s Managing Director for Asia the past 4 ½ years, joining the firm back in 2011 after a two-year stint as a director for Marpac. He also spent 10 years at the Capital Group, taking on several roles including Vice President of Global Distributor Relations. FundSelectorAsia

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