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Mark is Head of Fixed Income Singapore at Allianz Global Investors, which he joined in 2012. He is also a portfolio analytics specialist for Asian fixed-income mandates. Before joining AllianzGI, Mark worked at HSBC Private Bank, where he was in charge of fixed-income investments for the discretionary portfolio management team. Before that, Mark was head of macro/rates at AXA Investment Managers, where he managed Asian fixed-income assets for institutional clients, retail funds and central banks. Prior to joining AXA, Mark worked at DBS Group in various roles in equity portfolio management and corporate banking. He has a BEng in electrical and electronics engineering from Imperial College, United Kingdom, graduating with first class honours, and an MSc in finance from the London Business School. He is also a certified FRM.
In the world of fixed income, Asia can offer more income potential and relative value than many other regions. This should be particularly helpful to investors today, given historically low interest rates and concerns over high valuations.