Exclusive: BNY Mellon urges multi-sector asset strategy

Choosing wisely and keeping a cool head when it comes to making investment decisions is not easy these days, especially as the markets continue their roller-coaster ride. The eurozone debt crisis is showing no signs of leveling out, and growth forecasts in various regions around the world continuing to fall.

Rumi Masih, Managing Director and Senior Investment Strategist at Bank of New York Mellon Asset Management, advises investors to look at the entire spectrum and adopt a multi-asset strategy. In Asia, the market he is most bullish on is Malaysia.

Biz Asia's Martina Fuchs sat down with Rumi Masih and got his take on the current investment environment.



Rumi Masih, previously Managing Director, and the Head of the Strategic Investment Advisory Group (SIAG) for JPMorgan Asset Management. An employee since 2007, Rumi previously spent 10 years at Goldman Sachs, most recently at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Rumi was the Global Econometrician for both the Global Economics Research Group and the Quantitative Equity Strategy Group, where he was responsible for developing various quantitative models and supporting Goldman Sachs trading and strategy research. He also developed tailor-made products and performed bespoke services for key quantitative institutional equity and fixed income clients.

Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Rumi worked in several government research departments in Australia for over a decade. He holds a B.Econ. in economics, econometrics and mathematical statistics from Australian National University, and an M.Phil. in economics / econometrics and a Ph.D. in econometrics from the University of Cambridge.