PineBridge Investments has announced the appointment of Arthur Lau as Managing Director, Head of Asia ex-Japan Fixed Income.
Lau, who will be based in Hong Kong, will head the firm’s Asian fixed income capabilities, focusing on managing local fixed income investment strategies for cash unit trusts, pension funds and other client portfolios. Lau will lead a team of eight fixed income specialists who are based in Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan. He will be a member of PineBridge’s Emerging Markets and International Fixed Income team, providing strategic insight into the Asian fixed income markets.
Lau has more than 20 years of experience working in Asian fixed income. He joins PineBridge from JP Morgan Asset Management in Hong Kong where he served as Senior Portfolio Manager and Head of Asian Credits for over five years. In 2007 and 2008, The Asset Magazine ranked him first in its annual survey of the most astute G3 bond investors in Hong Kong. He was previously a Director in Credit Research at Barclays Capital in Singapore and before that, a Director at Fitch in Hong Kong.
PineBridge’s Global Head of Listed Equity and Fixed Income, Hans K Danielsson, says: “PineBridge has built a successful global fixed income platform with a talented team of investment professionals located around the world, developing investment solutions for our clients. Arthur’s leadership and expertise in Hong Kong will enhance our fixed income capabilities throughout Asia and we welcome him to the firm.”
Rajeev Mittal, Head of Emerging Markets and International Fixed Income, says: “We were looking for someone with deep investment experience, creative ideas and first class execution capability, and I am very pleased that we have Arthur joining our team with these qualities. He brings additional strength and depth to our fixed income product offering and I look forward to working closely with him as PineBridge continues to grow its market position in Asia.”
Lau says: “I was drawn to PineBridge Investments by the opportunity to be a part of the firm’s very compelling growth story in Asia in the next few years. PineBridge is highly-regarded for its fixed income expertise, particularly in emerging markets and growth regions, and I look forward to working with this team of professionals who are respected by clients and competitors alike.”
Lau holds an MBA from The University of Western Ontario and a BBA from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a CFA charterholder and a Certified Management Accountant.