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M&G snaps up Eastspring fixed income head

The UK asset manager also plans to expand its investment team in Asia Pacific.
Guan Yi Low, M&G Investments

M&G Investments has appointed Guan Yi Low as head of fixed Income in Asia Pacific, according to a press release by the firm.

Low, who will join on 25 July from Eastspring Investments where she was head of fixed income, will be responsible for developing M&G’s capabilities by expanding the team and, over time, launch new strategies for the firm’s clients.

The new investment team will be based in Singapore and Low, who has two decades of experience in the Asian fixed income markets, will jointly report to Jim Leaviss, chief investment officer of M&G’s public fixed income division, and Loretta Ng, head of Asia Pacific.

“Appointments of this calibre and experience demonstrates M&G’s ambition and commitment to strengthen our investment management capabilities in Asia, a key and strategic market for our business,” said Ng.

Low and her new team will provide regional coverage to both the global and emerging market credit fund management and in-house research teams to support sovereign, investment grade and high-yield credit investment, as well as enable the firm to offer dedicated Asia Pacific strategies for the first time.

“The build out of an Asia Pacific fixed income capability following the recruitment of our Chicago team complements our exceptionally strong team in the UK and enhances our global public debt platform and offering,” said Leaviss.

Since 2019, M&G has been expanding its investment and distribution capabilities based in Asia Pacific, under the leadership of Ng. Measures include the formation of the Asia Pacific equity and debt origination teams, alongside a dedicated dealing team based in Singapore.

M&G Investments is the global asset management arm of M&G, plc and has total client assets of £350bn ($438b), according to the firm.

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