Aberdeen grows Asian credit team

Aberdeen Asset Management has bolstered its Asian credit team with the addition of Charles Macgregor and Thu Ha Chow.

Macgregor has been appointed as the head of credit research for Asia-Pacific and will be based in Singapore.

He will also work with the company’s global fixed income and Australian fixed income teams to strengthen research across Aberdeen’s global platform.

Anthony Michael, head of Asian fixed income for Aberdeen in Singapore, says: “In Charles, we gain someone who knows the history and Asian debt market dynamics inside out and his expertise will bring structure and insight to our company due diligence.

“He will also help introduce Asian fixed as a more mainstream element in our global credit portfolios.”

Macgregor joins from Aviva Investors Asia in Singapore, where he was senior vice-president in charge of Asian credit research. He has also held similar positions at Moody’s and Deutsche Asset Management.

Chow has transferred to the Singapore-based team from Aberdeen’s London office. As senior credit analyst, she will focus on proprietary credit research on Asian issuers in her new role.

“Thu Ha comes highly recommended by our London colleagues,” Michael adds.

Aberdeen’s Singapore team now numbers 10 investment professionals. Another 12 are employed in Sydney and five fixed income managers operate in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo.