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Asian fixed income debate participants

Ms Ooi Lay Leng Lim Heong Chye
Thomas Meow Stephanus Turangan

Ms Ooi Lay Leng is a senior portfolio manager at the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC), managing global fixed-income portfolios including global emerging market fixed-income and currency portfolios. She specializes in policy matters, participates in investment strategies and is responsible for fixed-income investment decisions pertaining to the Asean markets. Lay Leng has accumulated more than 10 years of experience in the fixed-income market. During her career with the fixed-income department, she had worked at GIC's London and New York offices, before returning to the GIC's head office in July 1998 Lim Heong Chye is managing director of DBS Asset Management (DBSAM). He joined DBS Asset Management in 2001 and since his joining, DBSAM's fixed-income funds have been ranked top quartile, and its flagship global fixed-income fund has received a five-star rating from Mercer Investment Consulting. He has been instrumental in enhancing DBSAM's fund management franchise and, in addition to his present responsibilities, is focused on building DBSAM's capabilities in Greater China. He also oversees the institutional marketing and client servicing functions at DBS Asset Management.

Thomas Meow is head of debt capital markets and syndicate at CIMB. He runs the debt capital market intermediation business of the group, which covers origination, syndication and market-making in the Malaysian and regional debt markets. He is also the chief executive officer of CIMB Discount House Berhad, a debt market specialist firm and a 100%-owned subsidiary of CIMB. He is the chairman of the treasury and debt markets committee under the Association of Merchant Banks in Malaysia, responsible for issues related to debt, treasury and Islamic capital markets development. He has more than 15 years' experience in the financial markets, covering fixed income, currency and derivatives, with the last six years focusing on the ringgit and regional bond markets. He joined CIMB in 1997 to set up its structured products business.

Stephanus Turangan, managing director, joined PT Mandiri Sekuritas in 2003. Prior to that, he was with PT Bahana Securities as director of debt and equity capital markets (2000-2003), PT Nomura Indonesia (1999-2000), PT Bahana Securities (1995-1999), PT Sigma Batara (1993-1995) and PT Astley Pearce Nusantara (1992-1993). His involvement in equity capital markets includes the BCA IPO (2000), the Telkom secondary placement (2002 and 2001), as well as many other debt and equity issues.

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