James Cheo is Chief Market Strategist, Southeast Asia, for HSBC Private Banking. He provides thought leadership for investment strategy and thematic investments. James is a member of the HSBC Private Banking’s Global Investment Committee and Asia Regional Investment Committee.

James has more than 15 years of portfolio strategy, asset allocation and economic research experience. Prior to re-joining HSBC, James was Senior Investment Strategist at Bank of Singapore, responsible for asset allocation and thematic research. James previously held Investment Strategist roles at HSBC Private Banking and Barclays Wealth Asia.

James started his career as a Senior Economist at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, where he was part of the team that prescribed policy actions for Singapore during the 2008 Global Financial Crisis.

James has a strong media profile, his investment views are frequently sought after by leading TV channels including Bloomberg, CNBC, CNA, Channel 8 Chinese News; and print media such as the Financial Times, Straits Times, Business Times.

James graduated with First Class Honours in Finance from Nanyang Technological University. He was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst charter in 2007.