Our Speakers

Ravi Menon
Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Mr Ravi Menon was appointed Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) in 2011. He was previously Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Trade & Industry and Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Finance.

Mr Menon began his career at MAS in 1987. During his 16 years in MAS, he was involved in monetary policy; econometric forecasting; organisational development; banking regulation and liberalisation; and integrated supervision of complex financial institutions. Mr Menon spent a year at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, as a member of the secretariat to the Financial Stability Forum. A recipient of the Singapore Government's Meritorious Service Medal and Public Administration (Gold) Medal, Mr Menon has served on a variety of boards in the public, private, and people sectors in Singapore. On the international front, Mr Menon chairs the Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System as well as Chair of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero APAC Network Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) Steering Committee. Mr Menon holds a Master's in Public Administration from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in Economics from the National University of Singapore.

Anthony Lim
Chief Risk Officer, Aviva Investors Asia Pte Limited

Anthony is Chief Risk Officer of Aviva Investors Asia since 2016 where he is responsible for governance, enterprise wide risk management and compliance. Anthony has many years of experience in the financial services sector in the field of risk and compliance. Prior to his current role, he was Director of Investment Risk at Eastspring Investments Singapore. He also held other senior risk manager roles at CapitaLand Investments and OCBC Securities. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Banking Finance from Monash University, CFA Charter Holder, certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and Certified Information and Security Manager (CISM).

Flora Wang
Head of Stewardship, Asia & Portfolio Manager, Fidelity International

Based in Hong Kong, Flora leads the stewardship team covering the Asia ex-Japan markets. Flora is also the assistant portfolio manager for the Sustainable Asia fund. Before joining FIL, Flora was the head of Investment Stewardship for the Greater China markets at BlackRock. Prior to joining BlackRock, she led the China and Taiwan Research at Institutional Shareholder Services.

Flora is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Accounting and Financial Reporting Council, the independent regulator of the accounting profession in Hong Kong. She also sits on the Public Shareholders Group, an external committee of the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong.

Flora holds a Master of Science in Finance from the Lee Kong Chain School of Business at Singapore Management University and a Bachelor of Art in Economics from Tsinghua University. Flora is a CFA charter holder and a Fellow of the Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute.

Liew Tzu Mi
Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income, and Chair of the Sustainability Committee, GIC Pte Ltd

Liew Tzu Mi was appointed Chief Investment Officer for Fixed Income in July 2016. She oversees the Fixed Income portfolio which includes investments in macro, credit, securitized products, convertibles, and cross-asset systematic investing. She joined GIC in 1998 and built her career in the Fixed Income department. She was responsible for the Emerging Markets and Foreign Exchange business from 2008 to 2010, headed up the Macro Research and Strategy team at its inception in 2011 and the Global Macro business from 2011 to 2016.

She chairs GIC’s Currency Risk Management Committee which is responsible for managing the currency exposure of the total portfolio, and the Sustainability Committee which drives the integration of sustainability into GIC’s investment and corporate processes. Ms Liew is a member of the Ministry of Defence SAVER-Premium Board of Trustees and the Central Provident Fund Board.

Ms Liew holds a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in Engineering and Master of Arts from the University of Cambridge, and a Master of Science in Engineering from Princeton University. She has completed the Advanced Management Program from INSEAD.

Natalia Novikova
Resident Representative in Singapore, International Monetary Fund

Natalia Novikova is the IMF’s Resident Representative in Singapore. Her office participates in the IMF Article IV consultations with Malaysia and Singapore, conducts analysis of the financial market developments in ASEAN and contributes to the IMF’s semi-annual Global Financial Stability Report. Prior to moving to Singapore in 2020, Natalia spent eight years in the IMF’s European and Strategy Policy and Review Departments. She worked on debt sustainability and financial stability issues and participated in designing macroeconomic policies in a range of advanced, emerging, and low-income economies, including in the context of development and implementation of the IMF-supported programs. Prior to joining the IMF, Natalia was an Economist at Citigroup, worked at the Monetary operations department of the Central Bank of Russia, and led market research team in PricewaterhouseCoopers. Natalia holds master’s degree in Economics from Erasmus University, The Netherlands, and State University—Higher School of Economics, Russia. For several years, she was teaching macroeconomics, monetary policy, and public debt management to graduate students. Her research interests and publications cover sovereign debt, capital flows, modelling of inflation and exchange rates.

Nitin Jaiswal
Head of Government Affairs & External Relations, Asia Pacific, Bloomberg L.P.

Nitin Jaiswal is Head of External Relations, for Bloomberg in Asia-Pacific, the world's most trusted source for real-time and historical financial data, news, research, and analytics.

Based in Singapore, Mr. Jaiswal works with government, regulators, business leaders to help advance capital market development in emerging and developed countries. Through strategic initiatives, spanning financial market structure, Fintech to green finance, he looks to leverage Bloomberg's global network and expertise to affect positive change and accelerate development in Asia, a region that is shaping global markets. Mr. Jaiswal has held various senior leadership roles managing key business for Asia-Pac since joining the company in India in 1997.

With its rich history and culture, Mr. Jaiswal feel passionate about Asian Philosophy and feel when blended with western thoughts can play an important role in building next generation of thought leadership in Asia.

Rachel Teo
Managing Director, Head of Sustainability & Head of Total Portfolio Sustainable Investing, GIC Pte Ltd

Rachel is GIC’s Head of Sustainability and a member of the Sustainability Committee in GIC. She is also concurrently Head of Total Portfolio Sustainable Investing in the Economics & Investment Strategy Department.

She works closely with GIC’s Client, Board, and internal stakeholders to conduct thought leadership research to deepen understanding of and build strong conviction for long-term sustainable investing. She also works with the Sustainability Committee to drive the integration of sustainability considerations across the investment organisation including in top-down and bottom-up investment strategies, corporate processes, reporting and
communications.

Rachel joined GIC in 2005 and before heading the Total Portfolio Sustainable Investing and Sustainability teams in 2022, her role was in long-term thematic research, global macro research and investment strategy. Prior to joining GIC, Rachel was with the Monetary Authority of Singapore working in economics research as well monetary management roles.

Rachel graduated with a 1st class honours in Economics from the National University of Singapore and a Masters in International Politics and East Asia from the University of Warwick in the UK. She was named one of the Top 50 Women in Investment Management by Institutional Investor in 2021, in recognition of her industry thought leadership. She is active in industry efforts on advancing sustainability-related capabilities. She is a Member of the MAS Green Finance Industry Taskforce (GFIT) Workgroup on Green Taxonomy, a Technical Advisor to the Sustainable Finance Asia Institute (SFIA) and an ExCo member of Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS).

Jenny Sofian
Chairman of IMAS Executive Committee, and Chief Executive Officer of Fullerton Fund Management Company Ltd

Jenny Sofian is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Fullerton Fund Management. As CEO, she is responsible for the strategic development and management of the firm.​

Prior to joining Fullerton in 2017, Jenny spent more than 20 years at Amundi Singapore. She was appointed the CEO and Head of South Asia in November 2009, responsible for their Southeast Asian and Australian operations. She also served as the Regional Director of Southeast Asia at the Group Level Executive Committee. Earlier in her career, she managed various insurance funds for the Insurance Corporation of Singapore and was responsible for asset allocation as well as investment across asset classes.​

Jenny is actively involved in a number of industry bodies that are working to positively influence the asset management industry. She is a member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Financial Centre Advisory Panel and serves on the Executive Committee of the Investment Management Association of Singapore. Jenny is a member of the Institute of Banking and Finance’s Fund Management Working Group and was conferred the IBF Fellow award in 2020. She is also a member of the China-Singapore (Chongqing) Demonstration Initiative on Strategic Connectivity Advisory Group (CCI Advisory Group) and a former board member of the Finance Accreditation Agency in Malaysia.​ Jenny also sits on the advisory board of the Singapore Green Finance Centre.

Jenny graduated from San Diego State University with a BS in Business Administration degree (major in Finance) Summa Cum Laude.​

Sherene Ban
Chairman of Conference Organizing Committee, and Chief Executive Officer for Singapore and South East Asia, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

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.

Sherene is a trustee director of the J.P. Morgan U.K. Retirement Plan and she sits on the Investment Committee. In addition, Sherene is on the board of J.P. Morgan Asset Management (Europe) S.à r.l. and is on the Executive Committee of the Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS).

Prior to joining the Firm in 2005, Sherene worked as a portfolio manager at the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC). 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.

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