Singapore/Hong Kong, 10 Jun 2020

Bank of Singapore hires top macro strategist Mansoor Mohi-uddin as Chief Economist

Bank of Singapore has appointed Mr Mansoor Mohi-uddin as its Chief Economist, pending regulatory approval. He will report to Ms Jean Chia, Head of Portfolio Management and Research Office.

As Chief Economist, Mr Mohi-uddin is responsible for developing strategic views and research analysis on the macroeconomic and financial environment, and shaping Bank of Singapore’s economic outlook. These will be integrated across the Bank’s investment strategies.

In addition, he sits on the Bank’s investment committee that decides on the strategic and tactical asset allocation calls for clients.

Mr Mohi-uddin brings with him more than 20 years of experience in global financial markets with an extensive research track record in currencies.  

Mr Mohi-uddin was most recently the Macro Strategist of NatWest Markets, the investment arm of the Royal Bank of Scotland. Previously, he was the Head of FX Strategy. From 2002 to 2014, Mr Mohi-uddin was the Global Head of FX Strategy of UBS Investment Bank, spending 17 years at its London, Zurich and Singapore offices. He also served as an economist from 1992 to 1994 in Uganda on a fellowship offered by the Overseas Development Institute, a global independent think tank.

Mr Mohi-uddin holds a Bachelor of Science in International Economics and a Master of Science in Economics from The London School of Economics in the United Kingdom and was tutored by Professor Charles Goodhart, a former Chief Adviser at the Bank of England.

Commenting on Mr Mohi-uddin’s appointment, Ms Chia said, “With increasing market uncertainties, the need for timely and insightful research capabilities to help investors navigate and identify the most attractive risk-adjusted opportunities is further amplified. This is why we have, over the past few years, continued to strategically bring on board talents from diverse backgrounds, like Mansoor, to bring new perspectives and deepen our research capabilities to cope with the evolving macroeconomic environment.

“Mansoor is well-known among the research fraternity for his ability to competently assess economic conditions and estimate its impact through market cycles. I am confident he will be a key addition to the Bank and help to deliver thought leadership in the wealth management industry.”

Mr Mohi-uddin said, “It’s a very exciting time for me to join Bank of Singapore which has made great strides over the past decade as a young Asian private bank. I look forward to being able to contribute to its growth as it embarks on its next lap.”

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