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JPMAM hires Asia fixed income specialist

The team head is tapped from Alliance Bernstein.
Jonathan Liang, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

J.P. Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has announced that Jonathan Liang has joined its global fixed income, currency & commodities (GFICC) group as head of Asia ex-Japan investment specialists, based in Hong Kong.

He reports to London-based Travis Spence, international head of investment specialists, and will be leading the investment specialist team in Asia to promote GFICC’s investment capabilities and strategies to existing and prospective clients across funds and institutional channels in the region.

Liang has two decades of experience in the asset management industry. He joins JPMAM from Alliance Bernstein where he was senior investment strategist for fixed income in New York and Hong Kong since 2006. Previously, he held similar positions at Oppenheimer Capital (Allianz Global Investors) and Jennison Associates in New York and Value Partners in Hong Kong.

“Bond investors have been searching for yields and investment solutions more than ever in a world of rising but still-low interest rates, higher inflation and growing market volatility. The appointment reinforces our long-standing commitment to help investors weather these challenges while delivering exceptional support across all of our institutional clients and distribution channels in Asia,” said Spence, in a statement.

As of 31 December 2021, the GFICC group at JPMAM had $752bn in fixed income and currency assets under management, according to the firm. The team manages a broad range of strategies, through funds and separate accounts, including broad market, long duration, stable value, intermediate high yield, emerging market debt, short and ultra-short duration, global bonds, structured products, mortgages and tax-aware strategies.

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