Active vs Passive Investing: What’s Your Take?

Active vs Passive Investing: What’s Your Take?

24 Sep 2020

Active vs Passive Investing: What’s Your Take?

24 September 2020 (Thu) | 3.00pm – 4.15pm (SGT)


Faced with intensifying market volatility amid the economic fallout from a global pandemic, evolving geopolitical relations and the US presidential election this November, investors are questioning how best to position their portfolios. In current markets, investment managers may hold varying views about the performance of different asset classes, but most do agree that low interest rates could persist, making the search for income opportunities much harder. It raises the question of whether actively or passively managed investments will be most effective at uncovering tomorrow’s opportunities. Join us in this interactive webinar where our panellists will discuss the relative merits of various investment styles for investors in equities and fixed income.

Moderator and Panellists:

Norman Tweeboom is Head of Buyside Enterprise Sales for Asia-Pacific at Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader. He is responsible for Bloomberg’s buyside strategy, implementation and client services in the region.

The buyside sales team under Mr Tweeboom works with clients on their technology journeys and target operating models.

Prior to his current role, Mr Tweeboom oversaw regional strategy and business development for Bloomberg’s portfolio and index business and led a team across more than 20 countries in Asia Pacific. He and his team serve financial institutions including asset owners, asset managers, and regional and global banks, in their indices and portfolio analytics requirements.

Mr Tweeboom joined Bloomberg in 2016 following the acquisition of Barclays Risk Analytics and Index Solutions, or BRAIS, where he spent eight years spearheading the market-leading provider of fixed income benchmark and strategy indices, portfolio analytics, risk and attribution models and portfolio construction tools.

Mr Tweeboom started his illustrious career at Lehman Brothers where he was heavily involved in developing the widely-used fixed income benchmark and strategy indices over 19 years across New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

Mr. Tweeboom earned his Bachelor’s degree from Pace University in New York where he majored in economics and statistics.

Gregor Carle, Managing Director, is a member of Blackrock’s Global Fixed Income and Credit Platform. He is Head of Fixed Income and Credit product strategy for APAC (ex-Japan). Prior to his current role, he was the Investment Director for the Fixed Income Team at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, based in Hong Kong. Gregor has over 25 years of experience in the fixed income sector, over 15 of which are in Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan). He joined BlackRock in 2015. Prior to moving to Asia he worked in London with Fidelity and before then Bankers Trust.

Gregor earned a BA degree (Hons) from the Robert Gordon University in Scotland and an Investment Management Certificate.

Sherene Ban, managing director, is Chief Executive Officer for Singapore and South East Asia for J.P. Morgan Asset Management. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the firm’s asset management business in the region. Previously, she held a number of roles in the firm such as heading the Investment Specialist team for Beta Strategies Group and co-heading the Investment Specialist team for the Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific Equities Group. In addition, Sherene is the chair of the Investment Committee and a trustee for the JP Morgan U.K. Retirement Plan.

Prior to joining the Firm in 2005, Sherene worked as a portfolio manager for Asia Pacific Equities at the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC). She then transferred to London with the GIC to become a portfolio manager for European Equities. Sherene obtained a B.Sc in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.Sc in Financial Engineering from Princeton University. She is a CFA Charterholder.

Chee Loong is a Principal Consultant and he heads the Wealth Business in Mercer, Singapore. He has 25 years of professional experience in the financial/investment industry, spanning across financial supervision, investment management and investment consultancy. Prior to joining Mercer, he was an Investment Consultant with Cambridge Associates where he worked with a range of institutional investors, including universities and private clients, to develop investment strategy, implement portfolios and served as an adviser on construction and oversight of their hedge fund portfolios.

Chee Loong started his career with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) in 1995, first as a financial regulator where he was primarily responsible for the formulating policies regulating the securities and financial advisory industries. He subsequently held the position of Lead Portfolio Manager (Foreign Exchange) with MAS where his core responsibility was the investment management of Singapore’s official foreign reserves. After leaving MAS in 2008, Chee Loong joined Pacific Asset Management Singapore as an investment manager, where he was responsible for managing portfolios through FX strategies and fixed income.

Chee Loong holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (1st Class Honours) degree from the Nanyang Technical University and is a CFA Charterholder.

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