Chander hired as executive director for fixed income at ASIFMA
17 July 2013
News, Asia, Hong Kong
By Asia Asset Management
Vijay Chander has joined the Asia Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA) in Hong Kong as an executive director in fixed income. While he will largely be focused on working with the various fixed income committees, he will also help address other initiatives in the tax and compliance areas. Most recently at Standard Chartered where he was the global head of credit strategy, Mr. Chander has over 25 years’ experience on both the buy and the sell sides of the fixed income and credit universe.
His career has been largely focused on Asia. Among the other industry positions he has held, key roles include the head of market risk at Citibank in Hong Kong; credit portfolio manager at the Asian arm of the Prudential Insurance Company of North America; credit proprietary trader at Bear Stearns; and senior credit research analyst at BNP Paribas. Mr. Chander has also worked as a foreign exchange trader and rates structurer with Citibank in Mumbai, India.
ASIFMA, headquartered in Hong Kong, is the leading industry association in Asia focused on capital market development in the region. The association’s mission is to promote the development of liquid, efficient and transparent capital markets in Asia and facilitate their integration into the global financial system.
Mark Austen, ASIFMA’s CEO, said: “We are excited to have Vijay on the ASIFMA team. He will play an instrumental role in promoting ASIFMA’s policy initiatives with his broad industry experience and product area expertise. This will certainly help the association continue to expand services in the region.”
Patrick Pang, managing director and head of ASIFMA’s fixed income, compliance and tax division, added: “Having Vijay on board will enhance ASIFMA’s significant capacity in a number of fixed income and cross markets issues."
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