Johnny Chen, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Johnny Chen, CFA, is a hard currency and local currency portfolio manager on William Blair’s emerging markets debt (EMD) team. Before joining William Blair, Johnny was a portfolio manager for Asian local bonds at NN Investment Partners. In this role, he was responsible for Asian rates and currencies for NNIP’s pan-Asian and global EMD portfolios. Previously, Johnny was a management trainee at ING IM. He is a member of the CFA Society Singapore. Johnny received a B.Sc. in economics and M.Sc. in financial computing from University College London (UCL) and an M.B.A. from INSEAD.

10 Takeaways From Indonesia

Johnny Chen, CFA
Emerging Markets Debt

Indonesia, which consists of more than 17,000 islands spanning 735,358 square miles, is the world’s fourth-most-populous country (with about 280 million citizens)—and it shows significant potential for emerging markets debt investors. In early May, I...

4 Reasons to Look at Asia

Johnny Chen, CFA
Emerging Markets Debt

Supply-chain disruptions are causing some turmoil in the minds of Asian investors. But while COVID-19 restrictions in China highlighted the problems with supply-chain concentration and drove many businesses to diversify to other Asian countries, we...

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