Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has strengthened its Australian Fixed Income team with the appointment of Amanda Chong as Investment Manager focusing on credit.

Amanda has more than 20 years’ experience with a strong credit background in investment research and lending across risk, funds management, debt capital markets, commercial banking and structured finance. Prior to her appointment Amanda spent nearly 12 years with Susquehanna International Group in senior research roles having previously held research and analyst positions with St George Bank, UBS Group and Maple-Brown Abbott. Her valuable knowledge and experience investing in Australia and major markets in Asia, from investment-grade to subordinated and distressed debt of corporates both large and small, will further diversify and enhance the skill set of the existing team.

Based in Sydney, Amanda joins an experienced local team which is able to leverage a global footprint and significant regional resources. ASI’s integrated global platform draws on knowledge, insights, macro analysis and offshore credit research to ensure the delivery of strong outcomes for clients. Its active investment approach driven by robust fundamental research and full ESG integration provides local Australian investors with one of the largest and broadest fixed income capabilities in the market, helping to meet their needs now and into the future.

Aberdeen Standard Investments’ global fixed income team comprises around 180 investment professionals, collectively managing A$243bn* for global clients across a breadth of fixed income solutions.

Adam McCabe, Head of Fixed Income, Asia and Australia, Aberdeen Standard Investments:

“We are delighted to welcome Amanda to the team. The Australian market has undergone significant structural change, especially with respect to the management of fixed income assets. The changing environment means we need to continually adjust our skill-set to deliver fixed income solutions that meet our clients’ needs. The ASI fixed income business possesses a strong track record of generating alpha across rising and falling markets. Amanda’s appointment further underlines our commitment to maintaining our focus on investment excellence and developing new innovative solutions.”