J.P. Morgan expands Asia fixed income team

J.P. Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) is expanding its Asia fixed income team with two new investment professionals joining in Hong Kong.

Portfolio manager Julio Callegari has relocated from São Paulo, Brazil to Hong Kong. He is serving as lead portfolio manager for Asia local rates and FX, responsible for overseeing Asia local sovereign bond investment strategy, currency strategy and security selection.

Callegari has more than two decades of financial services experience, and has been with J.P. Morgan since 2004, most recently serving as strategist and head of the Brazil fixed income desk for the emerging markets debt group.

"Julio's appointment further strengthens our Asia local rates and FX capabilities. He brings a wealth of global sovereign bond experience to the team, further enhancing our disciplined investment and risk management process and our ongoing commitment to delivering strong investment performance," says Pierre-Yves Bareau, chief investment officer, emerging markets debt, J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

Callegari will report to London-based Didier Lambert, managing director, emerging markets debt local rates and FX. Callegari will also report locally to Hong Kong-based Shaw Yann Ho, head of Asia fixed income, J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Ho was appointed in February 2018, having previously led the firm's Asia credit team for many years. Funds on which Callegari will be named as portfolio manager will be announced in due course.

Another addition is Tony Xiao, who joined as Asia fixed income credit analyst, specializing in the oil & gas and industrials sectors. He is responsible for conducting analysis, assessing securities and supporting investment decisions across Asia Pacific and emerging market credit. Xiao previously held credit analyst roles with HSBC Global Asset Management and Taikang Asset Management.


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10 Sep 2018

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