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Jamieson Coote Bonds expands Singapore team

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Jamieson Coote Bonds has added portfolio manager to its Singapore office, who will be providing research and analysis for its domestic and global high-grade bond strategies, in addition to its recently hired chief investment officer.

Ben Wang

Ben Wang, former vice president of Investments at Wah Hin and Co has taken the role.

Jamieson Coote Bonds opened its Singapore office late last year, hiring Kate Samranvedhya as deputy chief investment officer.

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Mr Wang has spent most of his career in investment management, most recently working at Wah Hin and Co, a Singapore-based family office.

Prior to that, he worked as an analyst at Aberdeen Asset Management, also in Singapore.

“A key area of growth is to expand our global presence and strengthen our investment capability,” Charlie Jamieson, executive director and chief investment officer, Jamieson Coote Bonds said.

“Our investment process relies heavily on actively monitoring global markets and fundamentals, policy, politics and supply implications, to mitigate downside risk.

“With Kate and Ben on board in one of the key financial centres in Asia, we can further enhance our investment process and ability to deliver return outcomes for our investors, at a time of great uncertainty in markets.” 

Commenting on Mr Wang’s appointment, Ms Samranvedhya said that “Ben’s analytical and quantitative skills, macroeconomic and asset allocation experience, combined with perspective from his native China give our team additional strength and diversity of views.”

Jamieson Coote Bonds recently offered its global investment strategy to the broader Australian investor market, through the launch of its CC JCB Global Bond Fund, an Australian priced unit trust. 

The company currently manages A$2.5 billion of assets under management for both institutional and retail investors.

 

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Sarah Simpkins

Sarah Simpkins

Sarah Simpkins is a journalist at Momentum Media, reporting primarily on banking, financial services and wealth. 

Prior to joining the team in 2018, Sarah worked in trade media and produced stories for a current affairs program on community radio. 

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