Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking Announces Two Appointments to Bolster its Research Capabilities for Asia Pacific

Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) announces two appointments in its Cross Asset Research team in Asia Pacific.

In Singapore, Imtiaz Shefuddin joined SG CIB as Senior Asia Credit Strategist. His research covers dollar-denominated high yield and investment grade bond markets across Greater China, Korea, South East Asia and India. Imtiaz reports locally to Pascal Lambert, Group Country Head, Singapore and Head of Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking, South East Asia; and regionally to Klaus Baader, Head of Research for Asia and Chief Asia Pacific Economist.

Imtiaz has extensive experience in single name credits and will be instrumental in strengthening the Bank’s global credit strategy offering as it has a unified credit strategy under one team across Europe, Asia and the USA.

In Hong Kong, Frances Cheung joined SG CIB as Head of Rates Strategy for Asia ex-Japan. She reports to both Vincent Chaigneau, Global Head of Rates and FX Strategy, and Klaus Baader, Head of Research for Asia and Chief Asia Pacific Economist.

Frances will play a significant role in building the Bank’s Asian rates business by providing analysis on regional interest rates markets, developing trade ideas for hedge funds and investment managers, and formulating hedging strategies for corporate clients. She works closely with Benoit Anne, Head of Emerging Markets Strategy, and Jason Daw, Head of Asian FX Strategy. Her experience in multi-asset research across foreign exchange, equities and fixed income will provide in-depth insights for clients with high quality publications.

Imtiaz Shefuddin has more than 25 years of experience in finance, having begun his career as a financial journalist before moving into the finance industry first as an equity analyst and thereafter credit. As an analyst he has covered and followed a wide spectrum of Asian credits within the High Yield, Distressed and Investment Grade space. Imtiaz joins Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking most recently from CIMB, having also spent a good part of his career at Credit-Suisse, BNP Paribas, Barclays, Standard Chartered Bank and the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Frances Cheung has 15 years of experience in providing investment and economic research, as well as offering advisory at investment banking in the region. Before joining Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, Frances was Head of Asian Rates Strategy at Credit Agricole CIB. Prior to that she has worked at Standard Chartered Bank, Primasia Securities (Asia) Limited and HKSAR Government. Frances was named as No. 1 Best Interest Rate Research Analyst in Asiamoney Fixed Income Poll 2012, 2013 and 2014, and No. 1 Best Local Currency Analyst in FinanceAsia Fixed Income Research Poll 2012 and 2013.