Jeff Fischer is the portfolio manager of the Motley Fool Pro hedge fund, and Chief Investment Officer at 1623 Capital, the home of the fund.
Jeff joined The Motley Fool in 1996 as co-manager of the original long/short Fool Portfolio on Fool.com with company co-founders David and Tom Gardner. From 2008-2018, he served as the founder and manager of the long/short Motley Fool Pro, a real-money subscription newsletter service, and from 2009 to 2018, he was also the founder and lead advisor of Motley Fool Options.
Prior to that, Jeff co-managed the Motley Fool Rule Breaker Portfolio with David Gardner, edited The Motley Fool Investment Guide, wrote Investing Without a Silver Spoon, and contributed to many other Motley Fool bestselling books. Jeff has appeared on the BBC, CNN, CNBC, CNBC Asia, MSN, Channel News Asia, and in Barron’s, Forbes, Fortune, The Washington Post, and other media outlets.
Stuart McPhee is a private trader, a best-selling author, a personal trading coach, and has consulted to numerous financial services companies in Australia and throughout South East Asia.
He is one of Australia's most compelling speakers on trading, as well as being a trader for over 20 years. Since 2000, he has spoken live in front of tens of thousands of fellow traders from Mumbai to New York, Tokyo to London, Melbourne to Beijing, and many places in between. He has helped countless traders improve their performance with his expertise in technical analysis, trading psychology, risk management, the trading process and developing a trading plan.
Stuart regularly travels and presents at major trading events, presents trading seminars, conducts staff training and personal trading coaching. His best selling trading book, 'Trading in a Nutshell, 4th Edition' (John Wiley) as well as his presentations, are not about vague concepts that don't work in the real world. They are about incredibly practical, time-saving strategies that you need to implement in order to become an extremely successful trader.
Robin Ho is a top tier trader and remisier with PhillipCapital, and is one of Phillip's most active and successful traders. Having been through the peaks and troughs of the volatile markets, Robin is a well-sought after speaker who shares his in-depth trading knowledge with traders and investors at numerous investment seminars. He has taught and mentored thousands of professional traders. He has developed his own proprietary trading system that focuses on Price Action, which he believes is the answer to the volatile market today.
Nicolas has been an independent insight provider for Smartkarma since February 2017. He writes mostly on small and mid-cap companies in Singapore and HK. He has been regularly quoted in various international publications. He was previously at Value Square Asset Management and graduated with a BS in Finance from Bentley University (USA).
With more than 10 years of experience, Jay Chia is a dual-licensed Trading Representative and Financial Advisor with Philip Securities Pte Ltd and holds a degree specialising in finance. He applies his extensive financial knowledge of Fundamental Analysis and Technical Analysis to form basis for his market insights. Extremely passionate and highly approachable, Jay loves to share and discuss his knowledge so as to educate his clients and the community.
He is a well-sought after financial trainer, and has conducted numerous trainings around the South-East Asian region, including Singapore and Malaysia, having taught over 1000 individuals. He focuses on helping clients achieve their financial goals and increase their probability of success in the stock market through unique and simple strategies, combining Fundamental and Technical analysis.
Jake Damien Chow, CMT, is a market strategist with CGS-CIMB research. He specialise in technical and quantitative analysis and is a strong advocate of systematic trading and investing.
His current focus is on researching, developing and managing quantitative trading/investment strategies for the wealth management unit.
Jake wrote for the CGS-CIMB regional technical analysis publication titled “Trendspotter” from 2017 to mid-2018 and help to oversee the development of technical and quantitative research capabilities within the firm.
Research interests include multi-factor/risk parity/global macro strategies, signals generation, systems development, cross sectional analysis of asset correlation, algorithmic trading and behavioural finance.
Jake holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Economics and Finance from the RMIT University (Melbourne). He is a Chartered Market Technician (CMT), member of the CMT Association and co-chair of the Singapore Chapter.
Ethan is a self-taught investor who started investing in the US stock market, and is currently the Marketing & Business Development Director of InvestingNote. He works with many well-known financial professionals and bloggers who are now on the platform. Prior to his role in InvestingNote, he was a personal banker dealing with unit trusts and bancassurance in the wealth management division of a bank. He has Capital Markets and Financial Advisory Services (CMFAS) certification and a Bachelor's degree (hons) from NTU. He is a strong advocate for financial and investment literacy as he believes everyone should be able to manage their personal finances well.
Dr Tee holds a PhD specialized in computational simulation. He possesses over 20 years of investing experience with in-depth knowledge in stocks and various major investment markets. He was a corporate Vice President, now the founder of a consulting firm. He has achieved financial freedom, spending most of his free time in life mission to educate the public towards the right path of investing.
He is the founder of www.Ein55.com investing blog with applications of Ein55 Styles of investing (Optimism Strategies, Fundamental Analysis, Technical Analysis, Personal Analysis, Macroeconomic Analysis, etc), sharing his experience extensively with public through high-quality free stock investment courses, free investment eBooks and free investment forum.
Margaret Yang Yan, CFA, graduated from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. Having been an avid trader in equities, futures, options, ETFs and fixed income across regional and global markets, Margaret has established a strong dealing and trading background. Her exposure to fund management – specialising in hedging – provides a knowledge of risk management, and fresh insights into markets in and beyond our region.
Margaret joined CMC Markets as Market Analyst in 2016. Since she is fluent in both English and Chinese languages, she is frequently featured in live interviews with Channel News Asia, Bloomberg TV, and local radio stations 938NOW, Capital 958, 96.3好FM, Money FM 89.3, to name a few. Her market insights are often cited in financial media such as Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Yahoo Finance, The Business Times, Bloomberg, and The Straits Times.
Calvin Neo is Product Development Director & ETF Specialist at Nikko Asset Management in Singapore.
As a Product Development Director, Calvin is part of the team responsible for conceptualising product ideas, designing product specifications, and transitioning product designs to investment management. As an ETF Specialist, Calvin promotes SGX listed ETFs in Singapore and abroad, widening the awareness of ETFs and nurturing the ecosystem to foster healthy trading liquidities on the stock exchange.
Darius Foo is the Head of Intermediary Business Development at Nikko Asset Management in Singapore.
In this role, Darius is responsible for the development and execution of a detailed sales strategy, focusing on promoting the usage of Nikko AM funds solutions via intermediaries within the region. He manages a team that oversees several key relationships in the Asian region, providing them with product solutions, training, sales and marketing support.
Prior to joining Nikko AM in 2018, Darius was with Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited as the key account manager for banking, insurance, platform and IFA distributors. Darius has over 13 years of sales and product experience with asset managers and insurance firms including Eastspring Investments, Prudential Assurance and AXA Wealth Management.
Jermyn Wong is the Product Development Director and ETF Specialist at Nikko Asset Management Hong Kong Limited.
Jermyn joined the Product Development team at Nikko AM in Singapore in 2014, responsible for product development and idea generation efforts at the firm. In 2016, Jermyn was seconded to Nikko AM Hong Kong, to provide product development support to Nikko AM’s North Asia business development efforts.
In his dual-role as an ETF Specialist, Jermyn also helps to oversee the firm’s ETF initiatives in Asia ex-Japan. He is responsible for ETF development, and works with brokers and liquidity providers to ensure efficient trading of Nikko AM ETFs both on exchange and over the counter.
Voted as the Best Country Analyst in the Asiamoney Brokers Poll, Terence managed RHB Investment Bank’s multi-award winning research team in Singapore prior to founding Azure Capital. RHB was named the top research house in the Starmine Analyst Awards in 2013 and 2014, and has consistently been ranked #1 for small cap research by Asiamoney.
Terence constantly shares his views on the stock market with the media despite looking less svelte on TV than the actors he is said to resemble. He is also well-quoted across both international and local print media.
Terence has spoken before more than 25,000 investors in over 150 seminars. He believes this is an industry record, but has yet to verify with the Singapore Book of Records.
Terence is an avid volunteer, helping out the underprivileged, kids, and the elderly. He is one of the few Singaporeans known to have completed a 24-hour volunteer marathon. Lately, he has traded in some of his community work for ‘daddy’ duties.
Terence graduated with a Joint Honours in Finance and Economics (by design) and Certificate of Liberal Arts (by chance) from Simon Fraser University in Canada. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder.
Mr Yeo oversees the overall day-to-day management of the Group, including business development and strategy, raising funds for project expansion, as well as providing creative direction and input for Intellectual Properties research and development.
Mr Garing has over 25 years of investment management, financial markets and accounting experience in the global real estate industry. He was most recently the Chief Capital Officer of Cromwell Property Group, where he was responsible for capital management and fund raising for capital markets, as well as public and private fund initiatives.
A proven capital markets manager, investor and analyst, Mr Garing was previously a Managing Director of Bank of America Merrill Lynch Asia Pacific (“APAC”) and Bank of America Merrill Lynch Australia. He was the Global Head of Real Estate Research and the Chairman of the bank’s APAC Recommendation Review Committee, managing around 130 equity analysts covering several asset classes and industry sectors across 12 APAC countries.
Prior to that, he held several senior roles at leading financial advisory firms and investment banks. These include appointments as a Managing Director of UBS Australia, where he was also Co-Head of Global Real Estate Research, as a Managing Director of Bell Potter, where he founded its Institutional Real Estate Investment Advisory, Research, Sales and Trading team; as well as an Executive Director at Babcock & Brown, where he was also Global Co-Head of Real Estate.
Mr Garing holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) degree from the University of New South Wales and is a Fellow of CPA (Australia) as well as a member of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors.
Jamie regularly conducts free educational seminars to retail and professional traders alike, with the sole aim of raising the Singaporean investors’ level of understanding and trading proficiency in warrants. She has spoken at many Singapore investment conferences and fairs including the SGX Active Traders Fair from 2016 - 2018, 2016 & 2017 Invest Fair, 2016 Structured Warrants Symposium and 2015 SGX Active Traders Conference etc. Jamie also gives yearly training sessions to licensed brokers at all local brokerage houses such as CIMB Securities, DBS Vickers, OCBC Securities, Phillip Securities, RHB Securities and UOB Kay Hian etc.
As the senior market-maker for Macquarie warrants with a wealth of experience trading Asian stocks and indices, Jamie will also be able to provide the most updated warrant flows and trends in the Singapore market, as well as address any warrant queries.
Ming Feng turns caffeine into digestible finance content. He is the Head of Growth for Seedly, one of the largest Personal Finance Platform in Singapore.
Seedly is a Singapore-based startup that helps people make smarter financial decisions. It boasts a comprehensive platform which includes the following:
1) App: Personal finance app which links up to 7 bank and card accounts to aggregate all your finances
2) Blog: Relevant and useful content designed for the savvy millennial and helping DIY beginners
3) Comparison and Real User Reviews: Compare the best financial products and read crowd-sourced genuine reviews of financial products.
4) Community: Gathering the beginners and experts in one place to have meaningful discussions surrounding smarter financial decisions
Alvin is responsible for business development and investor education of listed products across Asia, including Daily Leverage Certificates in Singapore, and Warrants & Callable Bull Bear Contracts (CBBCs) in Hong Kong. DLCs in Singapore have so far traded over S$ 5billion since launch in July 2017. Prior to Societe Generale, Alvin was ETF Strategist at CSOP Asset Management, responsible for ETFs product development, sales and marketing.
Mr Lee, Co-Founder and CEO of Synagie since the Group’s inception in 2014, is responsible for general management & business development for the Group. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the lifestyle, entertainment sector, as well as deep experience in brand development and management in the entertainment and lifestyle industry.
Mr Lee started his career in marketing in 1990 before starting his own company the following year. Eventually, the company was converted into a private limited company, where Clement Lee served as its Creative Director until 1994 before joining the Kingfisher Group of Companies as Executive Director up till 1996. In 2005, he was appointed as a Director of SGX-ST listed Lifebrandz Ltd and subsequently served as its CEO from 2007 up to 2009, and as its Executive Chairman from 2009 up to 2013. Mr Lee subsequently served as the CEO and Executive Director of Avenza Pte. Ltd. (“Avenza”), from 2013 to 2015, where he was responsible for the Company’s overall corporate strategies, brand and product development and management.
Mr. Court is Head of AxJ Fixed Income Core Portfolio Management within BlackRock's Global Fixed Income Platform. He is responsible for portfolio construction across portfolios (active and passive) and for the management and oversight of all AxJ Index and iShares fixed income funds.
Mr Court was previously a member of the Core Portfolio Management team in London. His tenure with Blackrock dates back to 2010 and within this period he has been responsible for managing Systematic Active Fixed Income strategies, Buy and Maintain, Index and ETF portfolios. Most recently he was Head of Alternative Beta and Credit Solutions and lead portfolio manager for about $15bn of assets including Buy & Maintain and Cashflow Matching solutions
Tee Leng is the Portfolio Manager of Heritage Global Capital Fund and Blogger at InvestingNook.com. He is also the Director of Tat Hwa Group, a privately-held, family-owned investment holding and management company. Additionally, he is a frequent speaker at investment conferences held by SGX, SMU and TheEdge, and his investment related articles have been published internationally. Lastly, he graduated with BSc. (Hons.) Economics degree from University College London (UCL).
Kenny Loh is among the pioneers of financial bloggers in Singapore. Since 2009, he has been blogging and reaches 19 thousand unique monthly visitors from 110 countries now.
He is especially passionate about REITs because of their simple business model and ability to generate regular passive income for investors. Over the years, he has developed a simple and effective method to analyse any REIT in less than 7 minutes, and to time the REITs market in just 3 seconds!
As a renowned investment coach, Kenny is helping and training retail investors on how to generate passive income to achieve financial freedom through investing. He was featured in medias such as AsiaOne and The New Paper, for his opinions about profitable investment strategies, and is a sought-after speaker as well in events conducted by SGX, CIMB Securities, CityIndex, Online Traders Club and many others.
Kenny specialises in REITs to collect regular dividends, and Real Estate Investing where he helps his local and overseas clients source and invest in high-yield under-value commercial and industrial properties in Singapore to collect regular rental income.
Irvin Goh is Director, Asia at FTSE Russell and has a role in driving the company’s growth in Asia where FTSE Russell has established itself as a leading index provider for asset owners and institutions. In his role, Irvin works in consultation with clients across financial markets including fund managers and banks to ensure FTSE Russell’s indexing solutions are accessible and consistently meeting investor needs. With a focus on developing and implementing sales activities, Irvin’s responsibility covers both the institution and retail segments in Asia.
Irvin has 18 years of experience in the financial industry. Before joining FTSE Russell, Irvin Goh was in charge of the business development in North Asia at Lion Global Investors and also headed up the Retail Sales team. He led the business development unit at both APS Asset Management and APS Komaba Asset Management in Asia, developing and managing both institutional and distribution services in the Asia Pacific region. He also led the business development unit at Russell Investments, focusing on both institutional clients and distribution services and was responsible for the launch of the first retail multi-manager investment programme in Taiwan and Malaysia.
Leonard Eng is the Manager of the Trade Desk for TD Ameritrade in Singapore, where he leads a team of Trade Desk representatives that assist clients with queries related to advanced option strategy and general platform functionality. He conducts frequent platform demonstration via webinars and in-person events to guide investors in using the award-winning thinkorswim platform. Leonard has been an employee of TD Ameritrade Singapore for 5 years and currently holds MAS Modules 1A, 2, and 5 licenses.
With years of experiences in Financial industry, Jay always believed that the key to adding value would be building up genuine and meaningful relationship.
Jay’s career had always been oriented in adding value to people by conserving value during wealth creation. He now spearheads operations to improve efficiency of the distribution channels in REPsholdings while communicating the value propositions to clients.
He had co-authored articles featuring “Taking over a durian tree with resale endowment” and “Time travelling with resale endowment in May 2019. His avid passion in combat sport such as kickboxing had helped to shape his spirit of integrity and tenacity to overcome limiting beliefs.
Currently assuming role as Sales & Distribution Manager of REPsholdings, his ultimate goal is to display his unwavering commitment to educate while nurturing long term relationships with the public, leading to long term solutions and success.
Matt Simpson is a certified analyst who combines macro themes and technical analysis to generate trade idea. During his time with several brokerages, he’s been a regular guest on Bloomberg Radio and Sky News Business and frequently quoted by international news organisations including Reuters, CNBC and the Wall Street Journal.
As part of the trade recommendation team, Matt has developed skills with strategy design and testing development, which he blends with his overall analytical framework.
Matt is a full member of the Society of Technical Analysts (MSTA) and an accredited Certified Financial Technician (CFTe) by the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA).
Kelvin is a top-rated strategist where he has been named by FX Week as the “Top Forecaster” for major and EM currencies on a frequent basis. Over 12 years’ experience in providing market research and employs a unique combination of fundamental and technical analysis, specialising in utilising Elliot Wave and fund flows positioning to pinpoint key reversal levels in the financial markets.
Prior to joining City Index, Kelvin has traded actively and provided investment advisory for investment banks and hedge funds. He has a Certified Financial Technician (CFTe) award from the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA) and is a member of the IFTA.
Ming Lun is a self-taught trader cum remisier with more than 20 years of experience in the industry. Through his years of trading he had explored numerous methods of trading and developed a comprehensive trading strategy for his own investment.
In 2009, being unable to find a suitable technical analysis software for his own trading, he co-developed Minichart, a stock filtering software, which he uses extensively for his own trading. Ming Lun is a strong believer of trend following system. He has conducted various technical analysis courses, sharing his trading skills with those who are keen to learn the correct method of trading. Ming Lun was also an invited speaker for Share Investor and SIAS event. As a trainer with Minichart, he has conducted his training to hundreds of traders in both English and Mandarin sessions.
In addition to helping big brand names like AXA, BMW Asia, Citibank and various government agencies achieve their business objectives, Jeff had recently taken a short sabbatical to set up a social enterprise aimed at empowering under-privileged working women and ensuring a safe working environment for them. Since its inception four years ago, the enterprise has proven to have improved the standard of living for the women in its database.
With more than 15 years working in branding and marketing for both clients and agencies sides, Jeff has experience in various industries throughout his career. He runs the sales and marketing arm of Big Tiny and is a highly resourceful individual who thrives on providing highly creative communication solutions for his clients that effectively addresses their strategic business issues.
Bringing over 13 years of Private Equity and Corporate Finance experience across Southeast Asia, Nikhilesh’s expertise includes debt and equity financing across diverse sectors, as well as portfolio management and value creation at SME companies. He founded the M&A Advisory practice at Taipan Partners, focusing on consumer and tech sector deals across South East Asia. Prior to Validus, he led M&A deals for Masan Group and developed key experience in portfolio management and capital raising for various companies as an Investment Manager at Avigo Capital Partners.
At Validus, Nikhilesh runs the overall business operations and has played a key role in driving successful fundraising rounds, as well as forged strategic partnerships with key industry partners such as Visa and Temasek Holdings’ Vertex Ventures.
Nikhilesh holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree and an MBA in Finance. He is a regular speaker at Fintech and SME conferences, sharing insights in Alternative Lending, Small Business Financing and Peer to Peer Platforms.
Ow Tai Zhi started AutoWealth after spending more than 10 years in the investment field working for Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, hedge fund and family fund. He advises investment strategies, constructs and allocates portfolios. Tai Zhi is appointed to the SAFRA Investment Committee, advising the investment of more than S$100 million of assets.
Having made a huge loss with a -40% return back in 2009, Pauline was personally mentored by 2 successful value investors Ken Chee and Clive Tan and has since become a multi-millionaire in 2015.
She is a well-known speaker in the area of Value Investing and has spoken to thousands of audiences to share and educate them about the very same investment methods that brought her success.
Her book “Value Investing for Women” was sold out within months.
Pauline is currently the Executive Director, overseeing the management and operations of the Financial Education and Training Seminar business segment of the company.
Ronald K is a self-made millionaire stock market investor and psychologist who has been featured in the Sunday Times multiple times for his revolutionary approach towards the stock market. With more than 10 years of knowledge and expertise in the market, he managed to decipher the rule of the market by analyzing Smart Money movement. Smart Money movement strategy break free from the conventional Technical and Fundamental Analysis by giving an edge to time the entry and exit as accurately as possible. This simple yet effective trick can maximize capital gains and generate a decent return. To those who favour long-term investment, selecting a good Growth Stock would enhance your portfolio. Over the years, Ronald had invested in a few Growth Stock which he consider a gem in the Singapore Market and had gave him returns which exceeded his expectations. Ronald’s mindset towards the stock market is unique and thus able to turn 4-digit into 6-digit figures in 1.5 years during his early days.
Everyone experiences financial markets in their own way. Once you try it – you will never stop. First of all, markets are about passion. Mr. Rostyslav Prus entered financial world just before the crisis of 2008. It was tough but fruitful knowledge about investment with the first lesson – you can earn much faster from a fall than from growth. The next period till 2012 was spent mostly in Stock Exchanges. In particular, Mr Rostyslav is into algorithmic trading.
In 2015, Mr. Rostyslav received an advance license from the Cyprus Exchange Securities Commission. In 2016 he founded a Malaysian company, now known as Robo Business Centre, where the main aim is to develop and make popular easy trading platforms for institutional clients, such as brokers, banks and hedge funds. In 2019 founded RoboMarkets Asia Ltd.
Dr. Patrick Liew, Ed.D, MBA, MSc, BSc, CIPS, CBI, is an award-winning entrepreneur, humanitarian and philanthropist.
He graduated with a doctorate degree in education from the University of Southern California. His dissertation revolved around financial intelligence.
Regarded as one of the most successful entrepreneurs and investors, he has listed three companies on three stock exchanges (SGX, ASX, NYSE) in three different countries.
Dr. Patrick is actively involved in supporting humanitarian, philanthropic and charity causes, and has won numerous awards for his good work.
He has also won international business awards including the Global Leader Award, Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award, and the Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Social Contributions.
Mr Goh Toh Sim is the ED and CEO of the REIT Manager.
Mr Goh has over 20 years of experience in the management of industrial parks, real estate development and business management in China. Prior to joining the Manager, he was the Chief Representative in China for Keppel Corporation Limited here he was responsible for government relations and business development. Prior to that, he was the chief executive officer of Evergro Properties Limited, here he was responsible for the general management of the company, including setting of strategies, land and project acquisitions and property development.
Mr Goh was also the CEO of Ascendas (China) Pte Ltd where he was responsible for developing and managing Ascendas' businesses in China. Prior to that, he was the Deputy CEO of China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park Development Group Co., Ltd.
Mr Goh holds a Diplôme d' Ingénieur in Telecommunications from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, Paris, France, and a Master of Business Administration from Insead, Fontainebleau, France.
James (JB) Mackenzie oversees the strategy and daily operations of the Futures and Forex business at TD Ameritrade as well as TD Ameritrade’s Asian Operations. He has worked in the financial industry for more than 17 years. Prior to joining TD Ameritrade, he worked at MF Global, Penson Futures and Goldenbery Hehmeyer where his main focus was technology and trading. In 2011, JB joined TD Ameritrade to help develop the strategy and implementation of TD Ameritrade's futures business. JB holds a Series 3, has a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Psychology from Middlebury College, as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.
Christopher Brankin has been CEO of TD Ameritrade Singapore since 2011 and he is responsible for managing the operations and strategic direction of the Singapore location. Previously, Brankin was with thinkorswim, Inc., which was acquired by TD Ameritrade in 2008.
He has also been a head trader at the CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchange) for a trading group specializing in equity options before joining thinkorswim in 2007. Brankin was also a former market maker and broker from the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) and has over 20 years trading experience in a variety of different financial/investment products. Beginning his career trading corn futures and options at the CBOT, Brankin then transitioned to Capital Markets bond trading on behalf of several of the largest U.S. investment banks.
Brankin was also a former market maker and broker from the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) and has over 19 years trading experience in a variety of different financial/investment products. Beginning his career trading corn futures and options at the CBOT, Brankin then transitioned to Capital Markets bond trading on behalf of several of the largest U.S. investment banks.
A.J. Kahling is the Senior Manager of Trader Education and Market Strategy for TD Ameritrade in Hong Kong where he oversees client education programs and their trading experience through the trading platforms. He currently holds Series 3, 7, 34, and 63 U.S. industry licenses as well as MAS modules 1B, 2A, and 6A and HKSI papers 1, 2, and 3. He has participated in conferences across the U.S. regarding trading technology, high probability trading methods, and retail execution techniques. Prior to joining the team in Hong Kong Mr. Kahling held a similar role in Singapore from 2017 to 2019 and before that spent 10 years educating and developing new users on the active trader platforms in the U.S. on TD Ameritrade’s trading and electronic execution desk.
Few people can survive and thrive through two revolutions and still have the energy and enthusiasm to embark on a third one: Singaporean business strategist and visionary Peter Lim is one of them.
Moving his first steps in a world where computers were still a largely inaccessible luxury tool for most companies, Lim had a relevant role in Singapore as a successful SEED entrepreneur during the dotcom revolution, which made internet accessible to virtually everyone in just a few years.
Embarking on the blockchain revolution, the Creatanium proprietary protocol developed under Lim’s vision has already won international recognition after it was chosen among other big names to modernise and reshape Indonesia’s logistics sector.
The Creatanium ecosystem, whose technology encompasses every sector from industrial applications to e-payments, will be brought to life in the world’s first Blockchain City, an almost self-sufficient reality where everything, from housing to salaries and day-to-day transactions, will run on the same network. Construction works have already started in the immediate outskirts of Cambodia’s capital, which has already become one of the powerhouses of the One Belt One Road initiative.
An enthusiastic educator, authoritative voice in price action trading and inspiring personal coach, Avramis Despotis has been immersed in the financial markets for over two decades. Founder and CEO of Tradepedia, he is an expert instructor in technical analysis, risk management and behavioural finance and has mentored over 20,000 private and institutional traders. His technical analysis reports and signals are sought after by clients and stock brokers across Europe, Asia and the Middle East.Avramis is regularly called upon by top-tier global firms like Interarab Cambist Association (ICA), National Commercial Bank, Arab Bank, Emirates NBD, Abu Dhabi National Bank, MENACORP and more to provide expert-level training to their top traders, fund managers and risk assessors.As a specialist in stocks and derivatives, he correctly predicted the drop of the Western stock markets in 2007 and their subsequent rise in 2009 and the MENA region’s drop in 2008 and rise in 2013. A long-time trader in his native Greek stock exchange, he publicly predicted the drop of the stock market from 2500 to 500 points in 2010 and the subsequent rise to 1300 points in 2013 and its fall to 750 in 2014.Avramis is a Certified Financial Technician from the International Federation of Technical Analysts, a member of the British Society of Technical Analysts, is certified by CySEC for Portfolio Management and Own Account Trading and holds an MSc. in Finance. With a decade of interbank experience, in 2009 he founded Tradepedia, one of the leading training institutes and providers of automated software, market reports and signals.
Resh is a full-time investor and international speaker.
He started building his investment portfolio of businesses, stocks and properties at the age of 18 and achieved financial freedom at the tender age of 23. He has been invited to speak at several international investing events alongside Robert Kiyosaki and Mary Buffett and many more.
Since becoming a successful investor and achieving financial freedom at a young age, Resh has had the opportunity to travel around the world, being featured on television, invited to speak in universities to inspire potential young investors, and publish his book “The Six-Pack Investor”.
Sean, also known as Asia's Buffettologist, has been a full-time investor for over 10 years, He is an entrepreneur, international speaker and a best-selling author of 7 investing books.
Sean is an ex-military officer turned international speaker who is a personal student of Mary Buffett. He has mastered the Buffett formula and taught thousands of individuals how to create an additional income.
He became financially free at the age of 28 and has published 3 best selling personal finance Books, “Gone Fishing with Buffett”, “Winning the Money Game” and “Financial Joy”.
Sean has spoken alongside financial gurus such as Robert Kiyosaki, Mary Buffett and Gary Vee.
An independent trader who seeks to educate through his own trading experiences, Jay began his own trading journey at the age of 22.
He is a self-taught trader who has read more than 200 books on trading and investment since college and created his trading methodologies after modelling several successful veteran traders.
Jay has since amassed 10 years of experience trading different market conditions with consistency. Of the many disciplines in trading, he specializes in selling options, swing trades on equities, currencies, futures and contract-for-difference (CFDs).
Hundreds of retail traders across South East Asia have benefitted from his Swim Trading Tutorial since 2015. Jay is also actively involved in speaking engagements across South East Asia; namely Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand & Vietnam.
CK has been trading actively since 1993 in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and US. He focuses in trading growth / momentum stocks that have potential for big gains and using derivative instruments like CFD and warrants for better returns.
He has trained thousands of students in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam. CK emphasizes the key important of aligning oneself with the underlying behavioural structural of the market and be true to oneself in term of investing / trading style and developing basic but critical money management skill with the right trading mindset.
CK has also been featured in local & overseas media including Bloomberg News, Channel News Asia, The Straits Times, Business Times, Borneo Post, Sin Chew Daily, Oriental Daily News, Storm and many more.
Jeremy stepped into the financial markets back in 2008 when the global financial crisis was causing a turmoil in the world. He was intrigued by how erratic the markets can be and has since then become a student of Technical Analysis realising how price action can affect the sentiment and guide the market forward. Technical Analysis is a study of history. As the quote goes; “history does not repeat but often rhymes” will give market participants an edge if done correctly. Jeremy specialises in price action analysis, digging into candlestick patterns and the structure of the market to navigate the turning points of stocks, FX, Commodity and Bonds.
In addition, he also specialises in Global Macro Analysis to get a top-down view of the general sentiment of the market. Relying on a list of economic and data-based indicators, Jeremy believes he can forecast the general direction of the US equity market and warn about an impending bear market before it goes into full steam. The current market environment looks similar to the late stage housing boom period of 2007 making the current times we are living in exceptionally exciting.
Stanley Lim has spent the last decade in the investment industry. Over the course of his career, he has kick-started a few businesses, worked in the family office industry and most recently in the investment advisory industry. He has been a writer and analyst for The Motley Fool Singapore from 2013 to 2017. During his time at The Motley Fool, he was one of the pioneer staffs in building up the business and has successfully launched three products with the company. Personally, Stanley believes that financial literacy is a key component of the solution to ending global poverty. Stanley is currently the chief editor of Value Invest Asia.
Adrian Ho specialises in the sales and trading of global equities in Singapore, Hong Kong and US. He serves individual clients from the region, providing guidance on their personal wealth and risk management. In addition, he serves a pool of public listed companies in Singapore and Hong Kong, informing top finance managers and executives on market opportunities.
Adrian engages in real time research on market conditions and endeavours to provide his clients with practical analysis on cash equities and structured products based on their risk appetite. Over the last seven years, Adrian has shared his views with his clients in his privately circulated publication, Market-Juice, on global economics and corporate action such as the oil and corporate debt, as well as the acquisition of Tiger Airways by SIA. He is also regularly interviewed on the current market conditions by business media such as The Straits Times and Chinese dailies such as Lianhe Zaobao and Lianhe Wanbao.
Mr. Ang brings to the Group his extensive and diverse experience over 35 years, in the management of REITs, real estate funds as well as other investment asset classes from ARA Group ("ARA"), GIC Real Estate Pte Ltd ("GICRE"), Vertex Management ("Vertex") and the Singapore Economic Development Board ("EDB").
He was the CEO and Executive Director of ARA Asset Management (Fortune) Pte. Ltd., the manager of Fortune Real Estate Investment Trust, from March 2010 to January 2015. Prior to that, he served as the CEO of ARA's flagship US$1.13 billion ARA Asia Dragon Fund from March 2007 to March 2010, and was responsible for fundraising and investing in a diversified portfolio of real estate investments with a pan Asian mandate.
Chua I-Min, CFA conducts regular classes for SGX Academy on fundamental analysis, stock valuation, REITs and property stocks investments. His flagship program titled “Create a Secondary Income Stream through Long Term Share Investing” has been well received by retail investors. A book with the same title has been written to reach out to a wider audience.
Professionally, I-Min has more than 11 years of working experience mainly in the investment industry. He was the Chief Operating Officer for A.B. Maximus before his current role. Previously as a real estate investment professional in CapitaLand and subsequently PhillipCapital, he had collectively done investment deals amounting to S$250 million. Prior to that, he was based in China, participating in a successful IPO exercise of a Chinese company listed on the Singapore Exchange.
黄先生曾在 “存钱有方,理财有道”(MoneySENSE)主办的“明智投资之道” (My Money)投资教育大会上,向投资大众发表“交易型挂牌指数基金”(ETFs) 专题演讲。
David Mok, CFA comes with an interesting breadth of experience of the buy side, sell side and distribution. Currently, he heads the fund management services at IPP Financial Advisers where he runs four different funds; an absolute return fund, a dividend fund, a fund-of-fund and a managed futures fund. IPP Financial Advisers distributes mutual funds and insurance products and its assets under advisory are over US$1 billion.
David has been interviewed and quoted by The Business Times, The Straits Times, Channel News Asia, Channel 5, FM 93.8, Asia Wall Street Journal, Professional Adviser, and The Today. David has globe-trotted from Asia to Europe and the U.S., providing institutional clients investment advice on the Singapore and Asian Markets. David obtained his MBA at Smith School of Business in University of Maryland and is a CFA Charterholder.
Jarick leads the small-mid cap research team in Singapore at RHB Investment Bank (previously known as DMG & Partners Securities). He has been awarded the Thomson Reuters Starmine Top 3 Singapore Overall Stock Picker in 2015 and has been voted #1 placing in Singapore for best small cap analyst in Asiamoney’s brokers Poll 2015, 2016,2017 as well as for 2018.
Mark Bedingham was appointed as President and CEO of Singapore Myanmar Investco (SMI) a position he currently holds today. SMI has developed rapidly since its inception in 2014 and is active in a number of consumer focused businesses in Myanmar. SMI recently won an award for best Luxury Retailer from Singapore Business Review for the retail stores it has built and operates at the new Terminal of Yangon International Airport, where it operates over 70,000 square feet of retail and F&B space.
SMI has become a successful and well renowned operator of prestige and life style retail and F&B brands within Myanmar and this portfolio of brands and concepts continues to grow rapidly through a variety of distribution, franchise and JV partnerships.
Mark started his long career in Asia with Jardine Matheson and held positions with various key divisions in Hong Kong and Japan before being appointed as a Director of Jardine Pacific. He also served, for nearly seven years, on the board of DFS, the world’s largest travel retailer.
Nicolas has been an independent insight provider for Smartkarma since February 2017. He writes mostly on small and mid-cap companies in Singapore and HK. He has been regularly quoted in various international publications. He was previously at Value Square Asset Management and graduated with a BS in Finance from Bentley University (USA).
Paul has 20 years of experience as a fund manager and sell-side analyst. During his time as fund manager, Paul has managed multiple mandates including capital guaranteed, dividend income, renewable energy, single country and regionally focused. He graduated from Monash University and completed both his Chartered Financial Analyst and Australian CPA programme.
Puah Soon Lim, CFA is a SGX Academy Trainer with more than 20 years of experience in the financial and investment industries. His experiences include money broking, merchant banking, bond sales and trading, investment planning, insurance sales and management of a wealth management sales team. His last decade was spent in a stock broking firm's wealth management unit and he is currently Associate Director of an Independent Financial Advisor. He works with both individual and institutional investors to provide customised advice on optimal asset allocation. His extensive experience and thorough knowledge in wealth management enables him to break down difficult concepts into easy-to-understand components.
Mr. Tan Teck Leng is a senior fund manager at Phillip Capital Management. He managed the first unit trust wholly investing in Singapore REITs and now oversees several strategies investing in REITs and general equities in the Asia Pacific region, including both active funds and ETFs.
He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree with First Class Honours from Imperial College London under an overseas scholarship from a Singapore government-linked company.
Timothy Ho writes regularly on a wide and holistic range of personal finance topics including investing, insurance, properties and policy related matters. When he is not busy spending time on DollarsAndSense, Timothy can be found playing with his young daughter. Like most entrepreneurs, he is very passionate about start-ups. In particular, he is keeping a keen eye on the developments in the FinTech space in Singapore.
Kon How has more than 20 years of trading experience in the finance industry. He is an investment strategist, managing his own fund and he founded Weipedia Private Limited. He is also a regular trainer with SGX Academy. He served as a board member in a VWO and also a community leader with Citizens’ Consultative Committees, an organisation where it plays a vital bridge between the people and the Government.
Kon How often receive invitation to share on market and trading insights with the industry practitioners, fund managers, propriety traders, dealers and retail investors. His clients and participants are securities and derivative exchanges, regulators, investment banks, institutions and brokers. His delivery has gained good reviews and testimonies from our partners and their clients. He also conducts training sessions for Trading Representatives as part of their Continuous Education Program in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.
游女士是一位特許金融分析師 (Chartered Financial Analyst). 她持有个三硕士学位 : 美国纽约大学(New York University)工商管理荣誉硕士学位(主修金融)以及新加坡国立大学(NUS) 房地产学硕士学与及经济学硕士学位。游女士拥有超过 24 年的丰富银行工作经验, 含盖房地产开发贷款,基础建设开发贷款,资产证券化融资和企业利率风险管理等等。
Mr Gabriel Yap is well-known as the Investment Guru, having being regularly interviewed in the news media like Channel News Asia, Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Mediacorp Radio. Mr Yap is Executive Chairman of GCP Global, Asia’s Foremost Educator in Real Estate Investment Trust (REITS).
Mr Yap has hosted the inaugural Asian REITS Pinnacle Awards. Mr Yap was both Chairman of The Future of REITS Forum as well as Chairman of the Asian REITS Pinnacle Awards 2016 and 2017 Judging Committee comprising of the leading CEOs, deal makers and who’s who in the Asian REIT sector.
Mr Yap has been an esteemed Judge for the prestigious Singapore Corporate Awards – Best Investor Relations, Singapore’s premier corporate event. In addition, Mr Yap also co-host the recent Singapore Corporate Awards 2019.
Mr Gabriel Yap’s expertise range from REITS, deals origination, submissions for IPO, mergers & acquisitions, private placements to post-IPO advice.
Mr Yap has served and currently serve as Special Advisor to a number of pre-IPOs and IPOs of companies in various industries ranging from Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Data Analytics, Pink Diamonds to Helium which are listing on NASDAQ and London Stock Exchange.
Mr Gabriel Yap has lectured for 30 years – He has lectured at the famous Asian Development Bank, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Institute of Banking & Finance, SGX, ASME and SIAS.
With over 30 years’ experience in SME banking, Ajit has held senior management roles across leading financial institutions such as DBS Bank, Citibank, Fullerton Financial Holdings and Bank Danamon. His knowledge and expertise in the field of SME financing spans multi-geography exposure to banking verticals for coverage as well as risk. At Citibank, Ajit pioneered its SME banking concept – building a robust SME franchise from scratch that was replicated across Citibank globally.
A regular speaker at events and conferences, Ajit often shares his views and insights on Fintech and SME Lending, and has been published in the media including Channel NewsAsia, MONEYFM 89.3, and The Edge Singapore.
Ajit holds an Accountancy & Auditing degree certification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants, in India and graduated with a degree in Commerce (Honours) Accountancy) from Mumbai University.
Chris Lum joined Saxo Capital Markets in 2006 as one of the pioneers who opened the Singapore office, which has grown into Saxo Bank’s Asia-Pacific Headquarters. As Regional Head of Digital Sales, he manages Sales teams across Singapore, Australia and Japan. Before joining Saxo Capital Markets, Chris worked at Standard Chartered Bank and United Overseas Bank, after completing a degree with Honours from Nanyang Technological University’s School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
Mahesh joined Saxo Markets Singapore in 2018 as a Sales Trader. He is responsible for servicing a portfolio of VIP and Platinum clients offering actionable insights on Forex, Interest Rates and Equity markets.
Mahesh previously worked as an FX trader in a proprietary fund where he was managing their G10 trading books. He specialised in trading on structural macro trends in the currency markets and in pursuing fat tail asymmetric pay-off by exploiting price dislocations using derivatives.
Payton joined Saxo Markets Singapore in 2018 as a Sales Trader. She is responsible for a portfolio of VIP and Platinum clients with a key strength in Fixed Income, Equities and listed products.
Payton previously worked at Union Bancaire Privee where she was a Private Bank Multi Asset dealer. Having started her career on the Institutional Equity desk at Maybank Securities 6 years ago, she then moved to DBS Vickers Securities as a dealer on the Equities trading desk, and later on to ANZ as a Sales Trader for their wealth management unit.
Bill Eng is an award-winning physicist from Cambridge & fintech entrepreneur who made a few major breakthroughs, including cracking the secret code of Wall Street. For his achievements, he was awarded fintech awards from MAS, Swiss banks and asset/wealth management industry.
Bill has made millions of dollars from little or no capital just by spending 15 mins a day contra-trading and swinging stocks/ index warrants, using high precision swing techniques.
Bill approached the markets uniquely from a pure game-theoretic approach - that of reading market operator vs public mind-set through the charts and applying the laws of supply/demand in price action. He has been sharing it with his students and public since 2009, some of whom went on to become successful full-time traders, asset-managers & educators.
Over the past years, in public forums & student chatrooms, Bill was able to make calls on major turning points or key reversals in the markets with unprecedented accuracy that allowed him and his students to reap insane profits from the ensuing market swings - precise bottoms or tops to many stocks & indexes which continue to amaze and draw a big public following, including hedge funds.
For more information, visit https://finchartsniper.blogspot.com/.
Marko is a serial investor and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Marko & Friends™. He grew up in a rental flat of 600sqft shared with ten other members. Today, he travelled around the world in style and doing funky things like Muay Thai in Chiangmai, skydiving in Australia. Next will be feeding sharks in Thailand. His passion is fueled by the steams of passive income he receives from his properties and businesses. Armed with 20 years of experience, his techniques can save his students 10 to 15 years of their time to achieving success.
Together with his students, they pay the lowest $psf records in many properties locally. Many are landlords holding the highest rental dollar. Some of them have used his techniques to sell their properties at prices that many seasoned agents said impossible. A few of them have done all three. Because of these, many of his students called him “crazy coach”. A handful of his students are already “jobless” by design within few years. In today’s market, he is probably one of the most effective coaches around. If you want normal result, learn from a normal coach. If you want crazy result, you want to learn from a crazy coach like him.
Liu Xiaojun has been actively engaged in fintech investment trading for many years. He has an extensive working experience which encompasses job stints in Macquarie, Goldman Sachs and Wall Street. He designed and developed global quantitative investment trading strategies and systems, managed funds of over billions of U.S. dollars in transactions. After returning to China in 2010, Liu Xiaojun was committed to promote the development of China's quantitative investment industry.
In 2012, he successfully promoted the issuance and management of the first fully automated quantitative investment fund in China. Utilizing his vast experience in China’s quantitative investment and cooperation, he has successfully promoted the issuance and management of billions of dollars of capital for a variety of Chinese quantitative investment financial products till this date.