John Woods is a managing director at Credit Suisse and the chief investment officer for Asia Pacific, responsible for developing regional discretionary and advisory investment strategies across asset classes and within asset classes for private and institutional clients in the region. Mr. Woods is a member of the Investment Committee for Credit Suisse and chair of the Regional Investment Committee in Asia Pacific.
Prior to joining Credit Suisse in September 2015, Mr. Woods was managing director and head of fixed income for Asia Pacific at Citi Investment Management. Before that, he served as the chief investment strategist for Asia Pacific at Citi Private Bank and was a voting member for the Global Investment Committee.
Mr. Woods brings 25 years' investment management experience in Asia fixed income and currency markets, with a special focus on portfolio management, trading and research. Among his previous roles, he was HSBC’s UK-based head of absolute return proprietary trading and global head of credit research and strategy. John obtained his M.A. in Asia Pacific studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.
South China Morning Post is a leading global news company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States. SCMP's vision is to “Elevate Thought” and our mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”. Additionally, SCMP publishes a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles in Hong Kong including Cosmopolitan,ELLE, Esquire and, Harper’s BAZAAR. SCMP is also home to Abacus, a digital news brand focused on China's tech industry; Inkstone, a daily news brief for those curious about China's growing impact around the world; and Goldthread, a content platform with a focus on food, travel and culture in China.