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Teresa Kong

Teresa Kong

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About Teresa Kong

Teresa Kong is a Portfolio Manager at Matthews Asia and manages the firm’s Asia Strategic Income Strategy. Prior to joining Matthews Asia in 2010, she was Head of Emerging Market Investments at Barclays Global Investors, now known as BlackRock, and responsible for managing the firm’s investment strategies in Emerging Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa and Latin America. She developed and managed strategies spanning absolute return, active long-only and exchange-traded funds. In addition to founding the Fixed Income Emerging Markets Group at BlackRock, she was also Senior Portfolio Manager and Credit Strategist on the Fixed Income credit team. Previously, Teresa was a Senior Securities Analyst in the High Yield Group with Oppenheimer Funds, and began her career with JP Morgan Securities Inc., where she worked in the Structured Products Group and Latin America Capital Markets Group. She received both a B.A. in Economics and Political Science and an M.A. in International Development Policies from Stanford University. She speaks Cantonese fluently and is conversational in Mandarin.

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Citywire Rating: A rated

2014

  • DNot rated in Dec 2014

2015

  • JRated Plus in Jan 2015
  • FNot rated in Feb 2015
  • MNot rated in Mar 2015
  • ANot rated in Apr 2015
  • MRated Plus in May 2015
  • JRated AA in Jun 2015
  • JRated AA in Jul 2015
  • ARated AAA in Aug 2015
  • SRated AAA in Sep 2015
  • ORated AAA in Oct 2015
  • NRated AAA in Nov 2015
  • DRated AAA in Dec 2015

2016

  • JRated AA in Jan 2016
  • FRated AA in Feb 2016
  • MRated AA in Mar 2016
  • ARated A in Apr 2016
  • MRated A in May 2016
  • JRated AA in Jun 2016
  • JRated A in Jul 2016
  • ARated A in Aug 2016
  • SRated A in Sep 2016
  • ORated A in Oct 2016
  • NRated AA in Nov 2016
  • DRated AA in Dec 2016

2017

  • JRated AA in Jan 2017
  • FRated AA in Feb 2017
  • MRated AA in Mar 2017
  • ARated AA in Apr 2017
  • MRated AA in May 2017
  • JRated AA in Jun 2017
  • JRated AA in Jul 2017
  • ARated AA in Aug 2017
  • SRated AA in Sep 2017
  • ORated AA in Oct 2017
  • NRated AA in Nov 2017
  • DRated AA in Dec 2017

2018

  • JRated A in Jan 2018
  • FRated AA in Feb 2018
  • MRated AA in Mar 2018
  • ARated AA in Apr 2018
  • MRated AA in May 2018
  • JRated AA in Jun 2018
  • JRated A in Jul 2018
  • ARated A in Aug 2018

Performance

Bonds - Asia Pacific Local Currency
over : 31/07/2017 - 31/07/2018

Total Return

Month by Month Performance

Quarterly Performance

to 30/06/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2018 1.6% -4.9%
2017 8.5% 2.4% 2.8% 1.9% 1.1%
2016 9.0% 3.2% 2.7% 4.7% -1.7%
2015 -1.2% 0.4% -0.3% -3.4% 2.3%
2014 2.6% 1.9% 2.6% -1.2% -0.7%
2013 2.2%

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Citywire Discovery Source: Citywire Discovery Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in USD)..Portions of the information contained on this page was derived by Citywire Financial Publishers Ltd using content supplied by Lipper, A Reuters Company.