Fund manager interview series

Think long term when saving money for retirement

Asian investors tend to perceive cash as a “safe” investment, but Mr Thomas Poullaouec says it is not the safest asset in the long term as it does not protect against inflation and longevity risks.
Asian investors tend to perceive cash as a “safe” investment, but Mr Thomas Poullaouec says it is not the safest asset in the long term as it does not protect against inflation and longevity risks. ST PHOTO: SONG TAO

Mr Thomas Poullaouec, T. Rowe Price's head of multi-asset solutions, Asia Pacific, discusses his outlook on investment approach and markets in our series featuring fund managers and investment experts.

With 16 years of investment experience, Mr Thomas Poullaouec and his team engage clients and prospects in the Asia-Pacific region in discussions to identify how T. Rowe Price can best meet their investment needs and objectives through the firm's broad equity, fixed income and multi-asset investment capabilities.

Prior to joining T. Rowe Price last year, Mr Poullaouec was managing director and regional head for strategy and research within the investment solutions group for State Street Global Advisors in Hong Kong. Earlier in his career, he was a product specialist for asset allocation at BNP Paribas Investment Partners in Paris and Hong Kong.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 18, 2018, with the headline 'Think long term when saving money for retirement'. Print Edition | Subscribe