The Evolution of the Risk & Performance Function in Asset Managers in Singapore

The Evolution of the Risk & Performance Function in Asset Managers in Singapore

7 Oct 2021

The IMAS Risk and Performance Committee (RPC) invites you to a panel discussion on the current and pertinent risk and performance issues affecting our investment management industry at large.

Based on the survey findings from the IMAS Risk & Performance Practices Survey conducted earlier in 2021, members of the RPC will be discussing the latest trends in the risk and performance function for asset managers in Singapore, including outsourcing and the adoption of the GIPS2020 Standards. 

7 October (Thu), 3pm to 4pm (SGT)


Mr Persaud is Head of Investment Strategy and Solutions at AIA Group where he is responsible for Strategic and Tactical Asset Allocation, Derivative Strategies, New Investment Product Development, Portfolio Construction and Quantitative Investments.

Prior to joining AIA, Trevor worked with a number of large insurers, asset managers and other asset owners in the region as an independent consultant. He left Standard Chartered Bank at the end of 2017, where he was responsible for their Commercial and Institutional Banking business (Financial Markets, Transaction Banking and Corporate Finance) for Insurers across Asia.

Mr Persaud is a trusted investment advisor to many of the leading Insurers and Asset Owners in the region and has a distinguished 27 year career spanning Banking, Asset Management, Insurance and Consulting globally with the last 12 years in Asia.

Prior to Standard Chartered, Mr Persaud held senior investment roles at Stradegi (a specialist investment consultancy), Russell Investments (leading their business in ASEAN, HK and Taiwan, focused on multi asset outcome oriented investments, strategic and tactical asset allocation and investment governance advisory for asset owners and in particular insurance companies), Prudential, Insight and Schroders (where he had been responsible for their Investment risk and Performance Globally) and MSCI.

Mr Persaud is a Chartered Management Accountant, has been conferred the Distinguished Fellow designation by the Institute of Banking and Finance in Singapore and is a past Chair of the Global Investment Performance Standards Executive committee. He is also an advisor to the Investment Management Association of Singapore and Chair of their Risk and Performance committee and is actively involved in industry efforts to promote and further innovation, best practice and transparency in Investment management.

Ms. Patricia Yew is the Chief Risk Officer at Fullerton and reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer and the Audit & Risk Committee. She is responsible for the overall risk management of the firm.

Patricia joined Fullerton in 2019. She was previously the Head of Risk Management, APAC for JP Morgan Asset Management since 2016. Prior to this, she was the Risk Control Officer and Legal Entity Risk Manager for their APAC Risk function.

She brings with her over 20 years of experience in Risk and she has been with JP Morgan since 1999, across their Singapore, Hong Kong, New York and London offices.

Patricia holds a degree in Finance (Honors) from the National University of Singapore.

Dominic Lim joined the Investment Office of the National University of Singapore (NUS) in October 2018 and is currently the Chief Operating Officer at the Investment Office.

Prior to joining NUS, Dominic was Managing Director and Director of the Risk and Performance Management Department at GIC Pte. Ltd. In this role, Dominic actively led the department in thinking of ways to be more effective in influencing risk‐return decisions across counterparty, investment and operational risk and establishing a robust risk management framework across GIC. From 1996 to 2012, Dominic worked in various risk related roles in UBS AG where he held various key appointments in Market Risk Control in Singapore and Europe including Head of Market Risk Control (Singapore), Credit Traded Products (Europe), Market Risk Methodology and Market Risk Analysis and Reporting.

Dominic graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University in 1994, he attained his CFA in 1997 and attended the Advanced Management Program (191) at Harvard Business School from September to October 2016.

Feng Fang has nearly 20 years of experience in capital markets in various capacities. Since joining UOBAM in 2013,Feng Fang has held several roles with increasing responsibilities. She oversees the Risk Management and Performance Analytics function and leads the team to establish and improve the firm’s risk management framework, risk guidelines, policies and procedures across the region. In addition, she also assists the CEO in carrying out regional projects for strategies and planning.

Feng Fang is a voting member of various committees covering risk and compliance, product, investment, pricing and technology, locally and regionally. She is also a director in the Supervisory Board of Ping An Fund Management Company, a member of UOBAM Taiwan’s Risk Management Committee and a member of UOBAM Thailand’s Investment Committee.

Before joining UOBAM, she worked as a Portfolio Manager, managing an equity long-short portfolio in JL Capital. Prior to that, she worked in risk and performance areas for Fullerton Fund Management, Temasek Holdings and APS Asset Management.

Eric is a director with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s Financial Services Assurance practice in Singapore and has almost 15 years of assurance and audit experience spanning the asset and wealth management industry.

In his role, Eric leads and conducts a broad spectrum of projects assisting participants in the asset and wealth industry in meeting their audit and regulatory obligations as well as stakeholder requirements.

Eric holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (First Class), Nanyang Technological University.

He is also a Practising Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

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