Who Is Involved

Christina Fernandes
Christina joined DWS (Deutsche Bank’s investment management business) in 2013 as part of the asset and wealth management COO office. As CAO for APAC and part of the regional COO Office, her role requires her to manage efficiency, cost and governance of the operational platform while enabling business to convert opportunities for growth and expansion in the region. She has over 13 years of experience across financial services and previously led the set-up of ICICI’s advisory and fund management desk in New York.

Christina sits on the IMAS Executive Committee. She in an Economics graduate and holds an MBA from XLRI.
John Fahey
Programme Manager, Fidelity International
John Fahey is a Programme Manager with Fidelity International, with experience spanning covering many industries & roles. Having joined Fidelity Investments in Ireland during 2012, he was previously focused on rolling out agile practices across teams (holding multiple agile certifications), as well as leading delivery teams. Following his move to Fidelity International, he lead the accelerator engagement in Hong Kong, while continuing to lead delivery & programme management of business initiatives.

Holding a Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems from the University of Limerick, he has extensive work experience across many countries & regions, having been based in Ireland, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Singapore throughout his career.
Kenneth Tang
Senior Portfolio Manager, Nikko AM Asia Limited
Kenneth Tang is a senior portfolio manager at Nikko Investment Management based in Singapore. He is responsible for managing Singapore, ASEAN and Balanced portfolios. Kenneth brings to Nikko AM more than 20 years of investment experience in equity long only and equity long short capacities as well as extensive commodity research experience. Prior to joining Nikko AM, Kenneth was the lead portfolio manager for PineBridge Investments in Singapore Equity and Balanced portfolios. Before PineBridge Investments, Kenneth was managing director and portfolio manager at Black River Investment Management focusing on Asian industrial and agricultural commodities.

Between 1996 and 2007, Kenneth served as a research analyst and portfolio manager for Credit Agricole Investment Management (CAAM, now Amundi Investment Management). During his time in CAAM, Kenneth was lead manager for CAAM’s country funds in Singapore, Australia, Malaysia and Indonesia as well as a senior portfolio manager for CAAM’s discretionary equity mandates. Kenneth helped CAAM attain the best performing fund (Asian Investor) in the Singapore Equity category during the period from 2004 to 2006. Kenneth graduated from the National University of Singapore, with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst® charterholder.
Nicolas Huras
Head of Sales & Relationship Management APAC, UBS Asset Management
Nicolas, currently responsible for APAC business development activities of UBS Asset Management in Singapore, has commenced his carrier at UBS as Head of Alternative Fund Structures in Zurich later to assume a EMEA regional role. Prior to joining UBS, Nicolas worked as Head of Business Development at a niche fund administration company and a hedge fund manager where he joined from an offshore wealth management adviser. Nicolas started his career in financial industry in 2001 in Geneva, Switzerland from where he transferred to Zurich and later Singapore. Experienced governance, entrepreneurial leader in Disruptive Technologies, FinTech and Private Equity investor, serves as mentor and advisor to various companies and professional bodies in Europe and Asia. Holds MBA, MIR as well as various Executive diplomas from Harvard Business School, University of Cambridge and INSEAD.
Rajeev De Mello
Development Committee Chairman, Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS)
Rajeev De Mello is the Chairman of the IMAS Development Committee. He is the Chief Investment Officer at Bank of Singapore, where he oversees the research and investment strategy teams. Previously, as the head of Asian Fixed Income at Schroders Investment Management in Singapore, he led a team which invested in Asian credit, local bonds and currencies across Asia and the Middle East. He has been investing in Asia since 2005. Before that, he managed European fixed income for Pictet Asset Management. During the 1990s, Rajeev worked as head trading for UBS in various locations including Hong Kong. Earlier on he was a management consultant for McKinsey. He started his career in gold and currency options shortly before the 1987 crash.
Richard Green
Head of Client Technology Solutions, Asia, Aberdeen Standard Investments
Richard Green is Head of Client Technology Solutions – Asia, for Aberdeen Standard Investments (“ASI”): a part of the Standard Life Aberdeen Group (“SLA Group”). He has been based in APAC for the past six and a half years, originally moving to Singapore to build and lead the Product Management function for the region. He has also been a member of the SLA Group’s Innovation Panel/Committee since its inception in 2014. As part of this, he has assessed startups, lead a global internal Hackathon for the business, and also worked on SLA Group innovation strategy. Richard is responsible for the SLA Group’s technology offering for clients and customers in the Asian region: spanning platforms, wealth management, planning and advice, and investment management, to note several key aspects. He was previously based in Luxembourg and London. Richard started his career with Aberdeen Investment Management in London in 2010.

Before his career in Financial Services, Richard previously worked in the Legal sector for Eversheds Sutherland, and is a qualified solicitor of England and Wales. He graduated from the University of Exeter with a BA (Hons) in History and Politics.
Sanjeev Malik
Managing Director APAC Head of Technology and Operations, BlackRock
Mr. Malik’s service with the firm dates back to 2006, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI) in San Francisco, which merged with BlackRock in 2009. Prior to the current role, he was the Country Head of BlackRock India. At BGI, Mr. Malik was head of Market Data Management Technology. Prior to joining BGI, Mr. Malik was the Regional Head of Credit Risk Implementation Services at Moody’s KMV Asia Pacific. In this role he was responsible for delivering Default Probability Solutions.

Mr. Malik is a member of BlackRock APAC Executive Committee, Global Operating Committee, Human Capital Committee as well as the Global Tech and Ops Executive Committee. Mr. Malik earned a BS degree in physics and mathematics and a post graduate in Electronic Engineering and Computer Technology from Bombay University, India.
Wee Tian Sing CFA CAIA
Chief Risk Officer, Singapore and Head Office Risk, Eastspring Investments (Singapore) Ltd.
Tian Sing joined Eastspring Investments, the Asian asset management business of Prudential plc, in July 2017. He is responsible for overseeing the Singapore teams of Compliance, Legal, Operational and Investment Risk functions as well as providing leadership to the Head Office Risk function.

Tian Sing is a Member of Investment Management Association of Singapore Risk and Performance Committee and Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) Technical Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Building) (First Class Honors) degree and a Master of Science (Financial Engineering) degree with National University of Singapore as well as an Executive Master of Business Administration (High Honors) degree with University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Wijaya Elham
Chief Operating Officer, UOB Asset Management
As Chief Operating Officer, Wijaya is responsible for the overall functions of Middle Office and Governance, Digitalization and Data Management as well as the Operations of UOBAM. He joined UOBAM in August 2015 and has more than 20 years of extensive operational experience, principally in investment custody operations, fund accounting and new business consulting. Prior to joining UOBAM, he was Head of Operations with Northern Trust Company.

Wijaya was educated at Indiana University Kelley School of Business.
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