Ms. Soon joined the firm in 2008 with extensive experience in managing investment teams and running Asia equity portfolios. She is currently responsible for the management of the small/mid cap funds and focused strategies for Asia, as well as co-chairing the portfolio positioning/asset allocation committee for Asia. She had previously managed institutional and retail Pacific ex-Japan mandates.
Prior to joining PineBridge, she was Director and Head of the Pacific Basin for Standard Life Investments (Asia) Ltd., where she was responsible for the management of the Group’s Asian funds and a member of the Global Stock and Sector Insights Committee (UK). Ms. Soon also spent ten years at Schroder Investment Management (HK), where she was Director and Head of Asia ex-Japan, responsible for asset allocation and stock selection in Asia, managing retail unit trusts and large institutional portfolios. At Schroders, she was a member of the Global Asset Allocation Committee and chaired the Far East Asset Allocation Committee. Her investment experience began at the predecessor firm of Allianz Global Investors as portfolio manager and market specialist focusing on ASEAN and Taiwan.
Ms. Soon holds an MBA from Manchester Business School, UK and a Bachelor of Accountancy from the National University of Singapore. She is also a CFA charterholder and was a board director of the Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts for over 6 years, being actively involved as a panel judge for the annual Regional and Global Research Challenge organised by the CFA Institute. Ms. Soon is a Citywire AAA-rated manager and was recently named the best performing female manager over the past three years by CitywireAsia (as of 3 March 2016).