Maldonado oversees the investment strategies in the Asia-Pacific region and works closely with the local CIOs and investment teams to align strategies, process and best practices for equity portfolio management, globally. He is based in Hong Kong. Maldonado has worked in the asset management industry since joining HSBC in 1993 as a European derivative-based portfolio manager. Later, he headed up a number of investment functions, such as non-traditional investments (including passive indexation mandates, fund-of-funds, structured products and hedge funds) and the alternative investments team. He became global CIO, equities, and CIO for the UK in 2010 and relocated to Hong Kong in July 2011 to take up his current position. Maldonado has earned a DPhil in laser physics from Oxford University, an MBA from the Cranfield School of Management, and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Sussex & Uppsala Universities.