Francis Chua

Fund Manager

Francis Chua
Francis is a fund manager and manager researcher, with a focus on fixed income and alternative investments. He draws parallels with football managers by looking for skill and consistency, while giving nothing away to the managers he meets. We certainly can’t tell what he’s thinking as he types away on his Dvorak keyboard (apparently non-QWERTY keyboards exist…!) Staying true to his Malaysian roots, he balances his steady day-to-day routine with a good dose of adventure abroad.

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60/40 isn’t dead – it just needs a rethink
Francis Chua
Investment strategy

60/40 isn’t dead – it just needs a rethink

Adding multi-faceted, flexible fixed income sectors into the bond portion of a multi-asset...
By Francis Chua
04 Jun 2024
5 min read
Going backwards to go forwards
Economics

Going backwards to go forwards

What can reversing our usual analytical process tell us about where we are in the economic cycle?...
By Francis ChuaChristopher Jeffery
12 Apr 2021
3 min read
Want a natural alternative asset? Invest in a tree
Francis Chua
Investment strategy

Want a natural alternative asset? Invest in a tree

Our multi-asset funds are investing in trees. Next time you receive a fund update, you might just...
By Francis Chua
15 Jun 2020
5 min read
Looking for a truer picture of COVID-19 infection rates
Francis Chua
Economics

Looking for a truer picture of COVID-19 infection rates

Despite a rapid escalation in the number of reported cases, there remains great uncertainty as to...
By Francis Chua
03 Apr 2020
3 min read
Factor Based Investing in UK Equities
Francis Chua
Investment strategy

Factor Based Investing in UK Equities

Using a factor framework to identify drivers of performance helps us explore the issue of whether...
By Francis Chua
13 Dec 2019
4 min read
Balancing carry and caution
Francis Chua
Fixed income

Balancing carry and caution

Being active in high yield doesn’t necessarily mean taking on more risk. But risk management isn'...
By Francis Chua
16 May 2019
4 min read
Emerging or sub-merging? The impact of currency on returns
Francis Chua
Currency

Emerging or sub-merging? The impact of currency on returns

When investing in local currency emerging market debt, currency risk can improve returns. But it...
By Francis Chua
03 Nov 2018
3 min read

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