You need a little bit of insanity to do great things
Professor Kishore Mahbubani
Chairman and Non-Executive Director
Kishore Mahbubani has dedicated five decades of his life to public service. In his 33 years as a Singapore diplomat, Kishore took on many challenging assignments, serving for example in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in 1973/74 during the war. He also served two stints as Singapore’s Ambassador to the UN (1984-1989 and 1998-2004). He also held the position of Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1994 to 1998. He was also conferred the Public Administration Medal (Gold) by the Singaporean Government in 1998.
Kishore had an equally illustrious career in academia. He was appointed the Founding Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in August 2004. Despite his heavy administrative duties, Kishore proved to be a prolific author. He has published nine books, including Can Asians Think? and Has China Won?.
Kishore has received global recognition for his intellectual contributions, having been listed several times in the list of top global thinkers by Foreign Policy and Prospect Magazines. The citation for the US Foreign Policy Association Medal he received in June 2004 said: “a gifted diplomat, a student of history and philosophy, a provocative writer and an intuitive thinker.”
Kishore has held positions in several globally significant committees. He was the founding chairman of the nominating committee of the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize (2009 to 2019). He has participated in the annual meetings of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos twenty times, serving also in several WEF committees. In April 2019, he was the second Singaporean to be elected as an honorary international member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which has honoured distinguished thinkers, including several of America’s Founding Fathers, since 1780.
Fund Manager, Executive Director
Eric has more than 15 years experience in fund management. His previous work experience includes the Ministry of Defence, Motorola, Citibank and United Overseas Bank before he founded Aggregate Asset Management. He earned his BSc in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore and completed his CFA Charter in 2002.
Wong Seak Eng, CA (M)
Fund Manager, Executive Director
Wong has more than 15 years of experience in auditing, accounting, taxation and investment research and management. He was a tax associate and auditor with KPMG Malaysia and Ernst and Young Singapore. His experience includes auditing listed companies on the stock exchange of Singapore and complex business transactions such as IPOs, RTOs and M&A. His last position before co-founding Aggregate Asset Management in 2012 was with a local boutique investment management firm where he co-managed investments for high net worth individuals and a sovereign investment fund.
Kevin is responsible for marketing, client acquisition and client relations. He has extensive experience in financial planning and marketing of financial products, after having spend 20 years with AIA as a District Director prior to co-founding Aggregate Asset Management. Kevin understands the concerns of individuals in the area of estate planning and wealth transfer.
Kevin is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP). He graduated from Nanyang Technology University with a degree in Business specializing in Insurance. His early school years were at The Chinese High School and Raffles Junior College.
None of us is as smart as all of us
David Loh, Fund Manager
David has over 25 years of experience in the financial services sector. He developed the Aggregate Global Equities Fund. He was previously a lead in Octagon Advisors’ risk management consulting practice, overseeing projects in the areas of risk management & compliance. David has also been the Executive Vice President for Risk Management & Compliance at Singapore’s United Overseas Bank (UOB). He has chaired the Market Risk Task Force of the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) and was a member of ABS’ Risk Management Standing Committee. Earlier roles include Senior Vice President in Regulatory and Risk Management as well as Business Planning at the former Singapore International Monetary Exchange (SIMEX), along with positions with the Monetary Authority of Singapore and UOB Australia. David holds a First-Class Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Birmingham, an MBA from the University of New South Wales and is a former CFA charterholder.
Lam Ji Ming, CFA, Fund Manager
Ji Ming is a Bachelor of Science (Hons) graduate from NUS. He started his career in the pharmaceutical industry with companies like GSK, AstraZeneca. He had commercial responsibilities in product management, sales, business development and business unit management. In Apr 2016, he joined an asset management company (set up as a family office) as an Investment Analyst. His primary duties were researching global consumer and healthcare stocks and making recommendations based on company fundamentals. In Aug 2017, he joined Aggregate Asset Management and had a front-office role meeting accredited investors as well as in research, developing and setting up the Aggregate Global Equities Sub-Fund.
Jean Ho, Director, Client Services
Jean is a Bachelor of Arts graduate from NUS. Prior to joining Aggregate Asset Management, she was in the financial services industry for more than 15 years. She is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and is adept at insurance and financial planning, and had represented major insurance companies such as AIA and Manulife.
Harry Huo, Head, Special Projects
Harry has 25 years of cumulative experience in new business development, listing companies, managing M&A and strategy consulting. With his co-founders, he has successfully listed an e-learning company in Malaysia and sold it to a family office. He is a recipient of the United States Fulbright Scholarship to study e-commerce and a graduate from Nanyang Technological University with a degree in Business specializing in Financial Analysis. As a venture builder for an Indonesian family office, he has spearheaded several ESG-linked projects, particularly in water treatment, viral prevention and agritech in Asia. He is also the current Co-Lead Instructor in NUS Graduate Research Innovation Programme (GRIP) to jumpstart deep tech ventures, many of which are AI-centric.
Dr. Chai Woon Huei, Quant Analyst
Woon Huei is a quantitative researcher at AAM. He is responsible for the research for improving the existing core investment strategies and exploring new investment opportunities and trading strategies. He is an active researcher and has authored articles on a variety of optimization and machine learning topics for many publications including the journal of Pattern Recognition and IEEE ICASSP etc. Prior joining AAM, he worked in various data analytic and artificial intelligence projects in BMW and Rolls-Royce labs in NTU for many years. During his PhD studentship period, he has had internships in several hedge funds and a private equity fund management company. Woon Huei received B.E. (First Class Honours) with 2-year dean’s listed student certificates, PhD in computer science from Nanyang Technological University and certificate of quantitative finance from Wilmott.
During his younger days, he enjoyed studying mathematics and sciences and achieved two awards in national mathematics Olympiad (Senior High School Level) and national physics competition (Pre-University Level) in Malaysia.
Belfort Tan, Investment Analyst
Belfort graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Accounting and Finance. In Aggregate Asset Management, his duties mainly cover AVF fund operation and qualitative & quantitative research. On the operation side, he is responsible for Aggregate Value Fund portfolio rebalancing (including country and individual stocks allocation) and stocks recommendations. On the research side, he is in charge of equity statistical and qualitative research, which includes fundamental-quantitative research, industry analysis, event studies etc. He also assists in writing quarterly fund reporting and ad-hoc newsletters.
Cheen Wee Kiang, Investment Analyst
Wee Kiang is responsible for idea generation and quantitative screening in Aggregate Asset Management.
Before joining Aggregate Asset Management, Wee Kiang has experience in Risk, Performance, and data management in a local asset management firm for 5 years.
He enjoys learning online and is an avid reader of financial journals, blogs, and investment-related books.
Simon Zhao, Research Analyst
Simon has a Masters in Financial Engineering. Through graduate school at NUS, he had the privilege to learn from and discuss his concepts with world famous finance professors at Princeton, New Jersey. Simon has worked in the financial services industry for the better part of the last decade, mainly in the fund management area at a proprietary trading firm, a global bank and then a hedge fund. Simon has been part of successful and interesting efforts in using non parametric statistical techniques in developing strategies for the forex market, which was later extended to other markets. During his time in the hedge fund, Simon developed his modern portfolio management skills. He is responsible for quantitative research in Aggregate Asset Management.
Jenny Teo, Client Service Manager
Jenny brings a great deal of versatility through her 15 years of working experience. She was previously with Motorola, Boeing & Munich Reinsurance.
Serena Kow, Client Service Executive
Serena worked at a fund management company for six years before joining Aggregate Asset Management. She brings her experiences in various administrative roles from various industries like electronics, oil & gas, hospitality and banking.
Maggie Wong, Accounts and Admin Executive
Maggie has more than 10 years of experience in accounting and administrative works across different industries. At Aggregate Asset Management she is responsible for preparing company accounts and financial reports as well as general administrative duties.