Eastspring Investments appoints Head of Equities

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Eastspring Investments (Eastspring), the USD254 billion Asian investment management arm of Prudential, has appointed Bill Maldonado as Head of Equities. Subject to regulatory approval, he will commence in his role on 6 September 2021.

This strategic investment aims to expand Eastspring’s leadership capabilities, strengthen its equity offerings, and support Eastspring’s specialised equity teams’ approach. In this new role, Bill will be responsible for managing and further diversifying Eastspring’s equity strategies. Based in Singapore, Bill will report to Boon Peng Ooi, Head of Eastspring Portfolio Strategies.
 
Bill has nearly 30 years of global asset management experience. He was most recently the Asia Pacific Chief Investment Officer and Global Chief Investment Officer, Equities at HSBC Global Asset Management.
 
“We are delighted to welcome Bill to the Eastspring team. His extensive knowledge and proven track record in leading equity investment teams and diversifying product offerings will be critical to the long-term growth of our business,” says Boon Peng Ooi, Head of Eastspring Portfolio Strategies, Eastspring Investments.
 
Commenting on the appointment, Wai-Kwong Seck, Chief Executive Officer, Eastspring Investments, says: “Bill’s appointment is aligned with our ongoing commitment to evolve our offerings in a fast-changing market environment, and to deliver innovative, high quality investment solutions for our clients. Strengthening our Eastspring Portfolio Strategies team is an important step towards achieving our ambition of establishing an equity leadership position in Asia and expanding Eastspring’s reach beyond Asia.”   
 
Bill Maldonado, Head of Equities, Eastspring Investments, says: “Eastspring has a rich heritage and successful track record managing equity strategies in Asia. I am very excited and look forward to working closely with the team to further build, diversify and expand our equity capabilities to meet the evolving needs of our clients and distribution partners.”
 
Bill holds a Bachelor of Science, Physics (Hons) from Sussex University and Uppsala University, an MBA from Cranfield University and a Doctorate (DPhil) in Laser Physics from University of Oxford.