AXA IM expands Asia Fixed Income team
AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) has appointed Honyu Fung as senior portfolio manager and Jason Pang as portfolio manager within its Asian Fixed Income team. Based in Hong Kong, Fung and Pang will report to Jim Veneau, Head of Fixed Income Asia.
Honyu Fung has joined AXA IM as a Senior Portfolio Manager, responsible for managing key client portfolios and providing credit sector coverage. Prior to joining AXA IM, Fung spent more than 11 years at HSBC Global Asset Management where he held the role of Associate Director for Hong Kong overseeing Asian Fixed Income mandates.
Jason Pang has joined AXA IM as a Portfolio Manager and will be responsible for managing fixed income portfolios and providing bottom up credit analysis on Asian fixed income issuers. Prior to joining AXA IM Pang was a Senior Asian Fixed Income Investment Manager at HSBC Global Asset Management in Hong Kong.
He also worked within the wealth management distribution team at UBS Global Asset Management in Hong Kong, where he was promoted to the position of Portfolio Asian Fixed Income Manager in 2010.
AXA IM has steadily grown its Asian fixed income team over the last 12 months with the appointments of Jim Veneau as head of Fixed Income Asia in 2014 and Christy Lee as Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income, in early 2014.
Commenting on the appointments, Simon Flood, head of AXA IM Asia Pacific, said: “We are pleased to welcome Honyu and Jason to our growing Fixed Income team in Hong Kong. Asia is a key market for AXA IM and these new hires bear testament to our commitment to Asia and our intention to continue to invest in our capabilities in the region.”
Jim Veneau, head of Fixed Income Asia, added: “Honyu and Jason are strong additions to our Fixed Income team, and bring extensive experience and valuable knowledge in Asian fund management and research. As a business we continue to see increasing demand for Asian fixed income product from our global client base. These appointments will enable us to provide greater coverage of the Asian markets as we focus on expanding our investment capabilities and range of fixed income products tailored to client needs.”