Rajeev De Mello

Head of Asian Fixed Income

Schroder Investment Management (S) Ltd

IBF Fellow (2016)

Fund Management

"An investor needs to be passionate about markets, have the highest standards of integrity, challenge the consensus, be humble and be constantly eager to learn."

Biography

Rajeev De Mello is the Head of Asian Fixed Income and Co-Head of Emerging Market Debt Relative at Schroder Investment Management since 2011.  The Asian Fixed Income team, which is present in Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan and Hong Kong, manages currencies, government bonds, corporate bonds and convertibles.  

Rajeev began his career in the volatile mid-1987, trading  gold options for Credit Suisse First Boston before spending a few years trading currency options for Banque Indosuez (now Credit Agricole) and United Overseas Bank – Geneva (now BNP).  

After a completing his MBA from Georgetown University, he joined McKinsey & Company in Zurich as a management consultant for major banks and insurance companies. 

Rajeev returned to financial markets trading with Union Bank of Switzerland in Fixed Income where he headed teams in Geneva and Zurich before moving to Hong Kong to head Asian bond trading during the Asian Financial Crisis. After the advent of the Euro, he returned to Geneva to join Pictet Asset Management to manage European bond portfolios. He later headed the Fixed Income team before moving to Singapore to manage Asian bond portfolios. 

In 2007, Rajeev joined Western Asset Management as Senior Investment Officer and Country Head of Singapore and became a member of the firm's Global Investment Strategy Committee.  

Rajeev was part of Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS) Executive Committee from 2007 to 2011 and has been chairing the Development Committee for the past few years.

Rajeev was conferred the IBF Fellow award in 2016 by the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore (IBF). The IBF Fellow title recognises industry veterans who exemplify thought leadership and commitment to industry development.

Rajeev received his Bachelor of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics and is fluent in English, French and has working knowledge of Spanish and German.