Total Portfolio Management & Strategic Asset Allocation

Total Portfolio Management & Strategic Asset Allocation

18 Nov 2021

What is total portfolio management? How has the asset owner investing landscape changed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and governments’ monetary policies? In this webinar, our panellists will be sharing the different methods and approaches towards TPM, as well as the practical challenges from the perspectives of investing, operations and performance.


18 October, Thursday, 3pm to 4pm (SGT)



Tony joined UOBAM in 2008. He is currently the Head of the Multi-Asset Strategy Unit and spearheads efforts towards achieving the team’s objectives in monitoring global markets, forming the in-house view of likely market outlooks and performance, making investment recommendations and developing and managing a range of asset allocation products. Tony has over 30 years of investment experience starting out as a Financial Analyst in Chase Manhattan Bank (New York). Before joining UOBAM, he worked as an analyst on the sell-side as Head of Research at Merrill Lynch Singapore.


Vincent is the Head of the Multi-Asset team at Fullerton Fund Management. He is responsible for leading Fullerton’s efforts in multi-asset investment strategies.

Vincent joined Fullerton in 2017 from Schroders Investment Management, where he was Head of Multi-Asset Products and provided customised multi-asset solutions to clients in Asia. Before that, Vincent was with NTUC Income where he managed the Asset Allocation and External Fund Managers teams. Earlier in his career, Vincent was with the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC). He held various key responsibilities over the years across departments such as Investment Policy, Economics and Capital Market research, External Fund Manager, as well as Fixed Income.

Vincent graduated from National University of Singapore with an Honours degree in Business Administration. He is also a CFA charterholder.


Dr. Catalin is the Head of Investment Solutions at UOB Asset Management, a regional asset management firm with over S$ 40B in assets under management. He leads the investment solutions and investment process design effort for strategies deployed by the Multi-Asset Team for both retail products and institutional clients.

Over the last quarter of a decade, Catalin has been instrumental in developing, deploying and growing investment capabilities for Asian investment organizations of various governance and business size, such as Blackrock Japan Ltd., Millennium Capital Asia or his own quant hedge fund Nexus Alpha Capital Management in Singapore. He specializes in multi-asset investment management with recognized achievements in quantitative portfolio management and discretionary portfolio management, targeting institutional investors as well as retail distribution platforms.

As a firm believer in the use of new data and technologies in the investment process to support designing, enhanced investment decision making and develop strategies, Catalin is one of the ‘founding members’ of UOBAM Invest. He focused on the development of the investment aspects of the digital platform that is designed to provide sophisticated tools to retail investors of UOB Asset Management.

In addition, he teaches at Singapore Management University – School of Economics, conveying a practical view on investment principles and frameworks, advanced portfolio management techniques and alternative investments. Catalin holds a PhD from the University of Tokyo (Control Systems in Electrical Engineering) and has pursued an executive management program at INSEAD, in France. He speaks English, Japanese, French, German and Romanian.

As a multi-asset strategist and portfolio manager, Nick conducts and shares research on asset allocation, portfolio construction and structural investment problems. He also co-manages a range of bespoke investment solutions for clients, utilizing the full breadth of the Wellington investment and research platform.

Nick holds a PhD in economics focused on estimating time-varying risk premia in financial markets, and has published multiple academic papers on volatility modelling, macro-economic forecasting and portfolio diversification. Additionally, he holds both the Chartered Financial Analyst and Financial Risk Manager designations and is a member of the CFA Institute, the Global Association of Risk Professionals and the Society of Professional Economists.

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