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Fullerton plucks ex-Lombard Odier CIO

Pranay Gupta has been hired to head the firm’s multi-asset strategies in Singapore.

He will also join the firm’s management committee and report to Manraj Sekhon, chief executive and chief investment officer.

Gupta previously served as CIO of Asia for Lombard Odier in Hong Kong, where he led investment efforts. Prior to that, he was CIO of ING Investment Management Asia Pacific.

He has also held senior positions at Societe Generale in Hong Kong and JP Morgan in Singapore and New York, the firm said.

Sekhon, in a statement, said that multi-asset is one of the firm’s core investment pillars.

“As investors search for enhanced returns amid increasing volatility, multi-asset investing has become a specialised investment skill, where deep knowledge of the gamut of asset classes as well as portfolio construction and risk management, have become critical.

“The ability to tailor multi-asset solutions according to risk-return parameters is essential for our clients.”

Fullerton is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Singapore government-owned Temasek Holdings.

Fullerton has three multi-asset funds for sale in Asia that were launched less than three years ago, the Dynamic Strategies Aggressive, Dynamic Strategies Balanced and the Total Return funds, FE data shows.

The firm’s Conservative Balanced Fund, another mixed asset product, was launched in December 2011 and has cumulative performance for the trailing three years of 5.89%, according to FE data.

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