Teresa Kong is Portfolio Manager at Matthews International Capital Management, where she leads the firm’s fixed income team and the strategies for Asia Strategic Income and Asia Credit Opportunities. Prior to joining Matthews Asia in 2010, she was Head of Emerging Market Investments at Barclays Global Investors, now known as BlackRock. Her background also includes working for Oppenheimer Funds and J.P. Morgan Securities.
During the Asia financial crisis, Ms. Kong helped Asian borrowers access capital markets through dual-currency notes and conducted the Brady debt exchange for The Philippines. Her finance experience includes researching the credit, currency and interest rates of China and investing in both government and private corporations. She is a frequent finance speaker and commentator, most recently with Bloomberg, the Financial Times, and CNN.
Ms. Kong holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science, and an M.A. in International Development Policies from Stanford University. She has been on the Board of the 1990 Institute for over six years.