Nigel Foo is a Senior Portfolio Manager in the Asian fixed interest team, based in Singapore. In his role, Nigel is responsible for formulating investment strategies for the Asian bond markets which include both USD and local currency debt. Nigel joined First State Investments in September 2010 as a Portfolio Manager within the Asian fixed interest team. Prior to First State, Nigel spent 6 years with State Street Global Advisors as a fixed income portfolio manager where he gained extensive experience managing one of the largest Asian local currency bond funds in the region, amongst other global fixed income mandates. Nigel has developed strong research and risk management skills since the start of his career in 1997, having worked as an equity research analyst with HSBC and a market risk analyst with both JP Morgan and Credit Suisse First Boston. Nigel holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Major in Finance) from National University of Singapore. He is also a CFA charterholder.