People Digest: Capital Group, Bursa Malaysia announce key appointments

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Global asset management company Capital Group and Bursa Malaysia Berhad have announced top-level appointments.

Capital Group appoints product and investment services head

Global asset management company Capital Group has appointed Alexandra Haggard as the head of product and investment services for Asia and Europe, according to an announcement.

She will lead a team of product specialists who support the business with product development and investment expertise across the firm’s range of equity, fixed income and multi-asset funds for Capital Group’s clients in Asia and Europe.

She is based in London and reports to Guy Henriques, Head of Asia and Europe Client Group.

Before joining Capital Group, Alexandra was the Global Head of Equity Product and the EMEA head of strategic pricing at BlackRock.

Bursa Malaysia names new director

Bursa Malaysia Berhad announced the appointment of Dato’ Wan Kamaruzaman Wan Ahmad as a public interest director to its board of directors effective 1 September 2020.

The stock exchange operator said that this appointment will provide stronger guidance and oversight for the development of a thriving marketplace.

Dato’ Wan Kamaruzaman previously served as the CEO of Malaysia pension fund Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (KWAP) from 2013 to 2018.

Dato’ Wan Kamaruzaman brings to the board over 37 years of experience in treasury, finance and investments.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.