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2019

Top Southeast Asia Institutional Investors

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Institutional investors are increasingly eyeing investment opportunities in Asia, and more specifically Southeast Asia. Countries including Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Cambodia, and Indonesia are expected to be some of the fastest-growing economies in 2020 and beyond. Savvy investors understand the promise behind SEA’s booming technology and venture scene and developing middle class. In this shortlist, we highlight some senior-level investors that help manage globally diversified portfolios for respective SEA university endowments, sovereign wealth funds, public pensions, and other institution types. Presenting Trusted Insight’s Top Southeast Asia Institutional Investors:
Nicholas Kong is the chief investment officer at the National University of Singapore Endowment (NUS). He has 30 years of experience in treasury, investment and foreign exchange reserve management and endowment investing. Previously, he worked in the banking and insurance sectors as well as in a wholly-owned subsidiary of The People’s Bank of China. He joined the Investment Office of the National University of Singapore in 2006. Prior to joining NUS, he headed the investment team in the Investment Company of The PRC (Singapore) Pte Ltd, which managed a portion of China’s foreign exchange reserves, for more than 11 years. Nicholas graduated with a B.S. degree and received an M.S. in financial engineering from NUS. Nicholas is also a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Financial Risk Manager. Show more
Jenny Lee is the vice president of endowment and institutional development at the National University of Singapore. She oversees the NUS Development Office, which plans and implements strategic policies and programs in advancement, gift acceptance and donor stewardship matters at the University. She has extensive and impressive senior management experience within a range of companies. Jenny held a number of leadership roles in American Insurance Group, culminating in her appointment as Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing in the Worldwide Accident and Health Life Division. Jenny then joined Standard Chartered Bank and was its General Manager, helping the bank build its consumer transaction business. Lee graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington with an undergraduate degree in business administration. She also holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Show more
Azmeen Bin Adnan is the chief investment officer at Kumpulan Wang Persaraan of Malaysia (KWAP). Azmeen has over 20 years of experience in the banking and asset management industry covering the areas of investment, treasury, sales, and product development. Previously, he was the director of KWAP's fixed income department. Prior to joining KWAP, he was the chief executive officer of Maybank Islamic Asset Management Sdn. Bhd. He is a member of Persatuan Pasaran Kewangan Malaysia. He obtained his BSC in business administration from the University of Denver. Show more

Su Tengah

Head of Absolute Return and Commodities

Brunei Investment Agency

Su Tengah is the head of absolute return and commodities at Brunei Investment Agency. She had previous roles managing private equity, equity strategy and portfolio management. She received her MSc in finance from Manchester Business School, and attended Harvard Business School and London Business School. Show more

Andrew Kim

Head of Cross Asset Strategy and Startup Investing

CrimsoNox Capital

Andrew Kim is the head of cross asset strategy and startup investing of Crimsonox. Prior to his time at Crimsonox, Andrew worked for Goldman Sachs upwards of ten years ending his time there as an Executive Director. Andrew graduated from the University of Singapore with a bachelor's degree in finance. Show more
Irwan Mustafa is the head of private investments for Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB). Prior to PNB, he was the director of investments for Ekuiti Nasional Berhad, where he focused on deal originations, financial analysis, valuations, deal structuring, M&A, value creation plans and portfolio management & monitoring. He has both a bachelor's and a master's degree in finance and went on to pursue further education at The Wharton School and Harvard Business School Executive Education. Show more
Tan Yin Hoon joined Singapore Management University Endowment Fund in April 2006 and she has led the recognized team in the head of portfolio management by leading the successful endowment fund over the last fourteen years. She holds a bachelor's degree in business financial analysis from Nanyang Technological University. Tan also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Show more

Bryan Lim

Executive Director and Head, Private Markets

Khazanah Nasional Berhad

Bryan Lim is the executive director and head of private markets at Khazanah Nasional Berhad. Prior to Khazanah, he was with Ernst & Young, Rating Agency Malaysia Bhd (RA M) and ECM Libra Securities Sdn Bhd. He holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan Fellows program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Commerce and Management degree from Lincoln University, New Zealand. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder. Show more

Serena Tan

Executive Director and Head, Private Markets

Khazanah Nasional Berhad

Serena Tan is the executive director and head of private markets at Khazanah Nasional Berhad. Prior to Khazanah, she was with Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey & Co. She has also served with Lippo Bank in Indonesia, under secondment from Khazanah for two years. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in accounting and finance from Macquarie University, Australia, and an MBA under the MIT Sloan Fellows program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Show more
Mohamad Hafiz Kassim is the senior general manager of the Employees Provident Fund of Malaysia. In that role, he is responsible for all payments and management of funds by the Pension. He previously worked at PWC in London and Kuala Lumpur. He has a BSc in accounting and finance from the London School of Economics. Show more
Annie Rosle is an investment manager at the Employees Provident Fund (EPFO), where she has served since 2006. The EPFO is one of the world's largest Social Security Organisations in terms of clientele and the volume of financial transactions undertaken. Show more
Patrick O'Regan has been the director of Aglaia Investment Management since 2016. He previously spent the majority of his career at KPMG in both Ireland and Singapore. O'Regan holds an MSc in finance from the University of Limerick. He also holds a Chartered Accountant designation. Show more
Josh Wong is a portfolio manager for the endowment fund of the Nanyang Technological University. In his role, he focuses on the hedge fund programs of the endowment fund and strategic asset allocation. Prior to joining the Nanyang endowment fund, he was a portfolio manager for Atlas Asset Management and a senior quantitative analyst for Braid Capital. Josh holds an M.S. degree from Stanford University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Show more

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