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James Hu, PhD

Partner, Co-CIO & Senior Portfolio Manager

James Hu joined Income Partners investment team in early 2014 as a Portfolio Manager. His work covers both onshore RMB (“CNY”) / offshore RMB (“CNH”) related investments, including portfolio management of the Firm’s CNY onshore bond portfolios, the offshore CNH Investment Grade bond strategy, and offshore USD credit investments, including high yield strategies and fixed maturity products. Currently, James is a member of the Investment Committee.  

On rates side, James’ role is to closely monitor China’s macro-economic trend as well as Central Bank policies and decisions. He formulates trading ideas based on comprehensive analysis of liquidity, demand-supply, credit and rates movement. With a strong statistical and mathematical background, James and his team build and develop time series and regression models which help the team predict economic data and discover trading opportunities.

On credit side, James has built an excellent tracking record of managing both onshore and offshore credit portfolios, mainly through prudent credit selection and robust downside protection. He and his team cover great China credits in details, with a focus on both property and industrial sectors.

Prior to Income Partners, James worked as a CNY fixed income trader at Citibank (China) Head Office, where he focused on onshore bond, derivatives trading, and also traded G7 FX and G3 rates. He served as one of People’s Bank of China’s Open Market Operation prime dealers and interbank bond market makers, and still maintains in-depth relationships with onshore regulators and market participants.

James holds a PhD degree in statistics from Yale University (2010) and a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2004). He speaks Mandarin, English and Cantonese.

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