The investment world has been dealt with a black swan event with COVID-19. Volatility has been extreme in financial markets and the outlook remains uncertain. The economic outlook for the year ahead looks bleak, and economists are describing living with COVID as a “new normal”.
Is there a “new normal” in financial markets? What will this look like? Or will markets return to what we had predicted before COVID and past trends resume? How should investors seek diversification, in what asset classes and what investment themes do we see developing?
Shedding light on this are our FWA champions who are experts in various asset classes - fixed income, equities and private equity/venture capital. Liew Tzu Mi, Chief Investment Officer (Fixed Income) at GIC, Anubhuti Gupta, Head of APAC, Rosenberg Equities at AXA Investment Managers and Hian Goh, Founding Partner at Openspace Ventures. Moderating this discussion is Shen Wenting, Solutions Strategist at T Rowe Price.
Registration starts at 12.15 pm. Registrants will be provided with a zoom link for the event closer to date.
Anubhuti Gupta, Head of Investment, Asia, Rosenberg Equities
Anubhuti is currently the Head of Investment for Asia and is responsible for the Asian investment strategies and client outcomes. Anubhuti is a member of the Rosenberg Equities Global Leadership team and Investment Committee.
Prior to her current role, she served as the Head of Portfolio Management, Director and Deputy Chief Investment Officer for the region since 2015 and initially joined AXA IM in 2005 as a Portfolio Manager.
Anubhuti was an intern with a Singapore-based hedge fund before joining AXA IM.
Anubhuti holds an MSc in Financial Engineering from the NTU Graduate School of Business and a BEng from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. She also has a certificate in Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business. She is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, and Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement designations.
She has been a member of the CFA Institute Education Advisory Committee since 2015 and the Executive Committee of Singapore Chapter of CAIA Institute since 2016.
Liew Tzu Mi, Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income & Managing Director, GIC
Ms Liew Tzu Mi is the Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income and a Managing Director at the GIC. In her role as CIO Fixed Income, she oversees the business in macro, credit 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 business in Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange between 2008 and 2010, headed up the Macro Research and Strategy team at its inception in 2011 and the Global Macro business from 2011 to 2016. She is a member of the GIC Group Executive Committee and chairs the Currency and Risk Management Group and Sustainability Committee. She is also a member of the Investment Management Committee and China Business Group in GIC. Ms Liew is a member of Singapore Ministry of Defence SAVER-Premium Board of Trustee and Singapore Central Provident Fund Board.
Ms Liew holds a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in Engineering from Cambridge University, UK, as well as a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University, USA. She is a CFA charter holder and has completed the INSEAD Advanced Management Programme.
Hian Goh, Founding Partner, Openspace Ventures
Hian Goh is a Founding Partner of Openspace Ventures, a Series A venture capital fund focused on Technology and Internet companies in South East Asia. The fund has invested into 8 companies including Gojek, Redmart, Chope and Zimplistic, the makers of Rotimatic.
Openspace’s inaugural fund launched in 2014 is ranked by Prequin as the 3rd best performing VC fund in Asia for its vintage. Of the 15 investments in the fund 1 portfolio, 12 have completed substantial follow on the funding of over 2.2 billion dollars. The portfolio includes Gojek where NSI was the first institutional investor, Singapore fast fashion e-commerce player Love Bonito, as well as Indonesian consumer loan company Finaccel.
Prior to Openspace Ventures, Hian was the Founder of the Asian Food Channel (AFC), a 24Hour food and lifestyle Pay TV network, which was acquired by Scripps Networks in 2013.
Hian began his career as an investment banker and was a founding member of the Salomon Smith Barney Technology investment banking practice in Asia, (now part of Citigroup) in 1999.
Hian graduated with a degree in Jurisprudence (Law) from Trinity College, Oxford, and an MBA from INSEAD. He is also a Reserve Officer with the Singapore Navy and is a Board Member of the Singapore Science Centre.
Shen Wenting, Solutions Strategist, Multi-Asset Division, T. Rowe Price
Wenting Shen is a solutions strategist in the Multi-Asset Division of T. Rowe Price. Ms Shen engages clients and prospects in Asia Pacific in consultative discussions to identify how T. Rowe Price can best meet their investment needs and objectives through the firm’s broad equity, fixed income, and asset allocation investment capabilities.
Ms Shen has 13 years of investment experience. Prior to joining T. Rowe Price in 2018, Ms Shen was most recently a lead strategist for model portfolio solutions within Multi-Asset Strategies Group in Asia Pacific at BlackRock, responsible for developing and managing investment solutions involving multiple strategies and asset classes. Earlier in her career, Ms Shen was an investment banking associate at J. P. Morgan.
Ms Shen earned a B.A. in Economics and Art History from Williams College, MA, USA.
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