Capital Group hires new head of fixed income

Capital Group appointment fixed income

31 January 2018
| By Staff reporter |
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Capital Group has announced an appointment of James Blair as its new head of fixed income investment services, Asia Pacific.

In his new role, Blair would lead the firm’s fixed income strategy and be responsible for managing fixed income distribution within the Asia Pacific region, providing advice on asset allocation and implementing fixed income offerings to Australian investors.

He would be based in Singapore.

Blair joined Capital Group from UBS where he led the regional fixed income specialist team and managed Australian fixed income investment strategy, the firm said.

Capital Group’s senior vice president and head of Australia, Paul Hennessy commented: “James’ appointment is a key part of Capital Group’s strategy in Australia to expand our investment offerings to Australian investors, in this case from our long-established fixed income capabilities.”

“He brings to Capital Group clients 25 years’ experience within the Australian and Asian fixed income sector, with robust analytical and research skills.

“This will enable us to provide clients with greater insight into portfolio management and diversification.”

Capital Group had US$284 billion in fixed income assets under management as of September, 2017.

 

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