Development Committee

Development Committee


The Development Committee pursues initiatives to address infrastructural gaps, improve industry practices, and provide further support for growth. Always forward looking, the Committee recently formed a China sub-committee and aims to enhance the Association’s support system for Chinese fund houses looking to join IMAS.

 



Chairman
Rajeev De Mello
Managing Director, Deep Learning Investments Private Limited
Rajeev De Mello
Managing Director, Deep Learning Investments Private Limited

Rajeev was the former CIO of Bank of Singapore, the private banking arm of OCBC Bank, and oversee the research and investment strategy teams, as well as produce house views across all asset classes. Prior to the appointment at the Bank of Singapore, Rajeev spent almost nine years at U.K. fund manager Schroders, based in Singapore, where he was most recently head of Asian Fixed Income and co-head of Emerging Markets Relative. Before that, he was senior investment officer and Singapore country head for Western Asset Management for four years. He also spent eight years at Pictet and five at UBS as head of fixed income.

Rajeev was conferred the IBF Fellow award in 2016 by the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore (IBF).

Member
Anthony Lim
Chief Risk Officer, Aviva Investors Asia Pte Limited
Anthony Lim
Chief Risk Officer, Aviva Investors Asia Pte Limited

Anthony is the Chief Risk Officer of Aviva Investors Asia Pte Limited and joined the company in January 2016.

Anthony has a wealth of experience in the financial sector in the field of Risk, and was previously the Director, Risk Management at Eastspring Investments Singapore, Risk Manager at CapitaLand Limited, and assistant risk manager at OCBC Securities.

Anthony holds a Bachelor of Banking Finance from Monash University, CFA Charter Holder and certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM).

Member
Stephanie Magnus
Principal, Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow
Stephanie Magnus
Principal, Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow

Stephanie Magnus co-heads the Asia Pacific Financial Institutions Group and heads up the Financial Services Regulatory Practice Group in Singapore. Stephanie is ranked Band 1 for FinTech in Singapore by Chambers FinTech 2020. She is also ranked as a Leading Individual for Financial Services Regulatory: Local Firms in Singapore by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020. She is recognised as a leading lawyer for Banking & Finance: Regulatory in Singapore by Chambers Asia Pacific and Chambers Global 2020.

Member
Ding Chen
Chief Executive Officer, CSOP Asset Management Limited
Ding Chen
Chief Executive Officer, CSOP Asset Management Limited

Chen Ding is the Chief Executive Officer of CSOP Asset Management Limited. She has held this position since 2010 and has led the company to become the largest RMB Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors (RQFII) manager globally. Ms. Ding was also Assistant Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of China Southern Asset Management Co. Ltd. (“CSAM”) from 2003 to 2013. During her tenure at CSAM, she successfully established its Qualified Domestic Institutional Investor (“QDII”) business to issue China’s first public QDII fund, which went on to become the largest in the nation. Ms. Ding was named “CEO of the Year in Asia” in the 2013 Best of Best Awards held by Asia Asset Management.

She serves as Chairperson of the Chinese Asset Management Association of Hong Kong, promoting communication and advocating for best practices among Chinese asset managers. In addition, she is a Board Member and Convener of the Mainland Opportunities Committee of Financial Services Development Council. She is also the Co-Chairperson of the International Business Committee of the Asset Management Association of China, as well as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Securities and Futures Commission, the Securities and Futures Appeals Tribunal, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and the Financial Infrastructure Sub-Committee of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee, Hong Kong Monetary Authority.

Rajeev De Mello
Managing Director, Deep Learning Investments Private Limited

Rajeev was the former CIO of Bank of Singapore, the private banking arm of OCBC Bank, and oversee the research and investment strategy teams, as well as produce house views across all asset classes. Prior to the appointment at the Bank of Singapore, Rajeev spent almost nine years at U.K. fund manager Schroders, based in Singapore, where he was most recently head of Asian Fixed Income and co-head of Emerging Markets Relative. Before that, he was senior investment officer and Singapore country head for Western Asset Management for four years. He also spent eight years at Pictet and five at UBS as head of fixed income.

Rajeev was conferred the IBF Fellow award in 2016 by the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore (IBF).

Anthony Lim
Chief Risk Officer, Aviva Investors Asia Pte Limited

Anthony is the Chief Risk Officer of Aviva Investors Asia Pte Limited and joined the company in January 2016.

Anthony has a wealth of experience in the financial sector in the field of Risk, and was previously the Director, Risk Management at Eastspring Investments Singapore, Risk Manager at CapitaLand Limited, and assistant risk manager at OCBC Securities.

Anthony holds a Bachelor of Banking Finance from Monash University, CFA Charter Holder and certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM).

Stephanie Magnus
Principal, Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow

Stephanie Magnus co-heads the Asia Pacific Financial Institutions Group and heads up the Financial Services Regulatory Practice Group in Singapore. Stephanie is ranked Band 1 for FinTech in Singapore by Chambers FinTech 2020. She is also ranked as a Leading Individual for Financial Services Regulatory: Local Firms in Singapore by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020. She is recognised as a leading lawyer for Banking & Finance: Regulatory in Singapore by Chambers Asia Pacific and Chambers Global 2020.

Ding Chen
Chief Executive Officer, CSOP Asset Management Limited

Chen Ding is the Chief Executive Officer of CSOP Asset Management Limited. She has held this position since 2010 and has led the company to become the largest RMB Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors (RQFII) manager globally. Ms. Ding was also Assistant Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of China Southern Asset Management Co. Ltd. (“CSAM”) from 2003 to 2013. During her tenure at CSAM, she successfully established its Qualified Domestic Institutional Investor (“QDII”) business to issue China’s first public QDII fund, which went on to become the largest in the nation. Ms. Ding was named “CEO of the Year in Asia” in the 2013 Best of Best Awards held by Asia Asset Management.

She serves as Chairperson of the Chinese Asset Management Association of Hong Kong, promoting communication and advocating for best practices among Chinese asset managers. In addition, she is a Board Member and Convener of the Mainland Opportunities Committee of Financial Services Development Council. She is also the Co-Chairperson of the International Business Committee of the Asset Management Association of China, as well as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Securities and Futures Commission, the Securities and Futures Appeals Tribunal, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and the Financial Infrastructure Sub-Committee of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee, Hong Kong Monetary Authority.

Member
Phillip Yeo
Joint Global Head of ETF Business, Nikko Asset Management Asia Limited
Phillip Yeo
Joint Global Head of ETF Business, Nikko Asset Management Asia Limited

Phillip Yeo is the Joint Global Head of the ETF Business at Nikko Asset Management. The Firm manages a suite of ETFs with over USD 80 billion of assets under management. Phillip studied at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and graduated with honours in Business. He has a Master of Business Administration from The Imperial College in London, UK and is a Chartered Financial Analyst® charterholder and a Chartered Accountant with ISCA.

Member
Shin Lee
Chief Executive Officer, Pictet Asset Management (Singapore) Ltd
Shin Lee
Chief Executive Officer, Pictet Asset Management (Singapore) Ltd

Shin Lee joined Pictet Asset Management in 2009 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Pictet Asset Management (Singapore) Pte Ltd on 1 November 2017. She oversees PAM Singapore’s activities and is the key local contact with institutional clients in Singapore. She is also PAM’s representative in all dealings with local authorities, regulators and suppliers. Shin was previously a Senior Client Portfolio Manager within the Fixed Income team based in Singapore where she had been transferred in November 2010 to support business in Asia Pacific with her specialty in fixed income products. Shin started her career with Pictet Asset Management in London in 2009 as a Product Specialist for Emerging Market Debt.

Before joining Pictet, Shin worked at UBS in the UBS Delta team, which provides portfolio advisory services to institutional clients. After a year in London covering UK and European clients, she was transferred to Singapore as the team's first representative in the Asia-Pacific region. Before joining Pictet Asset Management she spent a year with SEO London, a non-profit organisation.

Shin holds an MEng degree from Imperial College London in Chemical Engineering.

Member
Thomas Kaegi
Global Head Sales Management, Head Asset Management, Singapore & Southeast Asia, UBS Asset Management
Thomas Kaegi
Global Head Sales Management, Head Asset Management, Singapore & Southeast Asia, UBS Asset Management

Thomas is Global Head Sales Management; Head Asset Management, Singapore & Southeast Asia at UBS Asset Management .


Phillip Yeo
Joint Global Head of ETF Business, Nikko Asset Management Asia Limited

Phillip Yeo is the Joint Global Head of the ETF Business at Nikko Asset Management. The Firm manages a suite of ETFs with over USD 80 billion of assets under management. Phillip studied at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and graduated with honours in Business. He has a Master of Business Administration from The Imperial College in London, UK and is a Chartered Financial Analyst® charterholder and a Chartered Accountant with ISCA.

Shin Lee
Chief Executive Officer, Pictet Asset Management (Singapore) Ltd

Shin Lee joined Pictet Asset Management in 2009 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Pictet Asset Management (Singapore) Pte Ltd on 1 November 2017. She oversees PAM Singapore’s activities and is the key local contact with institutional clients in Singapore. She is also PAM’s representative in all dealings with local authorities, regulators and suppliers. Shin was previously a Senior Client Portfolio Manager within the Fixed Income team based in Singapore where she had been transferred in November 2010 to support business in Asia Pacific with her specialty in fixed income products. Shin started her career with Pictet Asset Management in London in 2009 as a Product Specialist for Emerging Market Debt.

Before joining Pictet, Shin worked at UBS in the UBS Delta team, which provides portfolio advisory services to institutional clients. After a year in London covering UK and European clients, she was transferred to Singapore as the team's first representative in the Asia-Pacific region. Before joining Pictet Asset Management she spent a year with SEO London, a non-profit organisation.

Shin holds an MEng degree from Imperial College London in Chemical Engineering.

Thomas Kaegi
Global Head Sales Management, Head Asset Management, Singapore & Southeast Asia, UBS Asset Management

Thomas is Global Head Sales Management; Head Asset Management, Singapore & Southeast Asia at UBS Asset Management .


The Development Committee spearheads the conduct of the annual IMAS Investment Managers’ Outlook Survey, taking pulse from senior investment professionals including CEOs and CIOs from fund management companies based in Singapore, about issues ranging from their near-term outlook to broader trends in the investment management industry.

The Committee also helps to shape pertinent topical issues to the industry such as impacts to economies and markets, cybersecurity and the impact of Singapore Budget on asset management
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