General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> May 3, 2010
Investing In Asian Fixed Income Markets – Adam Mccabe & Donald Amstad – Aberdeen Asset Management, Inc.
Donald Amstad joined Aberdeen in Singapore, in March 2007. He is Director, Business Development, responsible for marketing globally Aberdeen's Asian fixed income products, as well as for representing the group's fixed income expertise to clients in the region. He joined from JPMorgan Asset Management in London, where he worked from 2004 as Managing Director, Fixed Income, responsible for managing central bank portfolios. He has also worked for Nomura International Limited (1983-1987), JPMorgan (1987-2001) and Bank of America (2001-2004). Mr. Amstad has 25 years' experience in fixed income markets and is now living in Asia for the fourth time in his career. He has spent over 10 years in the region in both Tokyo (1987-1990) and Singapore (1990-1992, 1994-1996 and 2007 to date). Mr. Amstad holds a B.A. in PPE with honors from Trinity College, Oxford.Adam McCabe is a Senior Portfolio Manager on the fixed income Asia Pacific desk, responsible for currency and interest rate strategies in Aberdeen's Asian fixed income portfolios. Mr. McCabe joined Aberdeen in 2009, following the acquisition of certain asset management businesses from Credit Suisse. Mr. McCabe worked since 2001 for Credit Suisse, where he was a Director/Investment Manager responsible for the development and implementation of the firm's Asian currency and interest rate strategies. Prior to that, he was a member of Credit Suisse's Australian fixed income team, where he was responsible for interest rate and currency strategies. He was a member of the global currency and emerging currency strategy groups. Mr. McCabe was also Head of Fixed Income for Woori Credit Suisse Asset Management, Korea, where he was responsible for the fixed income and money market portfolio management, investment strategy and processes. Mr. McCabe has a B.Comm. with first-class honors and university medal from the University of Sydney, Australia, and a diploma in global finance from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Profile
TWST: Why don't you start with a brief overview of Aberdeen Asset Management and then tell us about the Asia Bond Institutional Fund?
Mr. Amstad: Aberdeen globally manages about $230 billion of