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Asia School of Business (in collaboration with MIT Sloan)

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Practice Professor of Finance

2022 – present

Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University

New York, NY

Visiting Practice Professor of Finance

2022 – present

National University of Singapore Business School


Practice Professor of Finance

2009 –2022

Founding Director, Center for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI)

2009 – 2019

Affiliated Researcher, Risk Management Institute

2009 – 2019

Executive Education Board Member

2014 – 2020

Founding Co-Chair (with the Dean), Asia Leaders in Financial Institutions (ALFI)

2015 – 2022

Founding Director, Graduate Certificate in Applied Portfolio Management (g-CAPM)

2014 – 2022

Credit Suisse – Alternative Investments, Asset Management

New York, NY

Managing Director, Global Head, and Chief Investment Officer, Quantitative Strategies Group

2004 – 2008

Banc of America Capital Management

New York, NY

Managing Director, Quantitative Research and Asset Allocation

2000 – 2004

Cornell University – The Johnson School

Ithaca, NY

Emeritus Member, Dean’s Advisory Council

2017 – present

Member, Dean’s Advisory Council

2009 – 2017: Served two 4-year terms


2008 – 2009

Visiting Lecturer of Finance

1992 – 1993

Bursa Malaysia


Independent Non-Executive Director, Board of Directors


Member, Risk Management Committee, Market Participants Committee and Market & Development Committee

Ministry of Manpower (Central Provident Fund)


Member, Central Provident Fund Advisory Panel

2014 – 2016

Singapore International Mediation Centre


Member, Panel of Technical Experts (Finance)

2015 – 2017

To facilitate the mediation process for complex commercial disputes and assist in providing a neutral and objective perspective to assist in the mediation process.

National Research Foundation, Singapore Prime Minister’s Office


Member, Early-Stage Venture Fund Evaluation Panel

2013 – 2014

Evaluated proposals, which resulted in the disbursement of $100M (50% of which came in the form of government co-funding) to Venture Capital firms with a Singapore presence who wish to invest in Singapore-based early stage, technology companies.

United Nations Social Impact Fund (UNDP-UNSIF)

New York, NY

Member, Research Council

2017 – 2018

Council comprises of nine academics from the leading universities partnering the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to develop a research agenda with the appropriate analytical frameworks, evidence, and policy recommendation that will improve how private investment finances the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Mercer CFA Institute Global Pension Index (MCGPI)

Melbourne, Australia

Member, Advisory Board (formerly Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index)

2016 – present

Singapore National Eye Clinic (SNEC) & National Eye Research Institute (SERI)


Member, SNEC/SERI Medical Director’s Advisory Council

2016 – present

Journal of Alternative Investments

Amherst, MA

Member, Editorial Board

2013 – 2021

Nipun Capital LLC.

San Francisco, CA

Ad-hoc Scientific Advisor

2014 – 2020

Asia Asset Management

Hong Kong

Academic Advisor

2019 – present

Xen Capital


Member, Scientific Advisory Board

2019 – present

Research Foundation of the Association for Investment Management and Research (CFA Institute)

Charlottesville, VA

Member, Review Board

2000 – 2005

netDecide Corp.

Falls Church, VA

Member, Product Advisory Board

2001 – 2003

University of Amsterdam and Tinbergen Institute

The Netherlands

Visiting Professor of Finance, Summers

1997 – 2000

Securities and Exchange Board of India


Senior Financial Consultant, Summer


Ernst & Young

Washington, DC

Senior Financial Consultant, Derivatives Group


Goodyear International


Staff Electrical Engineer and Member of the Operating Committee (Malaysia)

1986 – 1989


Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Ph.D. in Finance, 1993

Dissertation Advisor: Professor Robert Jarrow

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

M.Sc. in Finance, 1992

Dissertation Advisor: Professor Robert Jarrow

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, 1986

Dissertation Advisor: Professor David Staelin

Other Academic Activities

  • Referee/Discussant: Journal of Economic Theory; Journal of Finance; Review of Derivatives Research; Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control; Mathematics of Operations Research; Journal of Alternative Investments; Physica A; Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis; Journal of Financial Intermediation; The Financial Review; China Economic Review; The Journal of Risk; Risk Magazine; The Journal of Energy Markets; Decision Sciences Institute Meeting, 1994; American Finance Association Annual Meeting, 2000; NBER Conference on Risk Assessment and Management, 1995

  • Invited Speaker and Panelist: Capital Markets Seminar organized by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and Reserve Board of India (RBI), 1995. Also served as Consultant to SEBI

  • Principal Co-organizer (with Prof Andrew Lyasoff), Mathematical Finance Day at Boston University, 1996 - 1999

  • Co-organizer (with Profs Robert Jarrow, Stuart Turnbull and Tom Coleman), Annual Derivative Securities Conference, 1998 - 2001

  • Principal Co-organizer (with Prof Zvi Bodie), FINANCE 2000. Lectures by Nobel laureates, academics, & CEOs from Fidelity Investments, Salomon Smith Barney, Smith-Breeden, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Putnam, and JP Morgan

  • Faculty Advisor, Humphrey Fellowship Program, Boston University, 1995 –2000

  • Faculty Coordinator, Financial Management (MBA Core, Boston University), 1994 - 1995

  • Advisory Board, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Researcher-Entrepreneurs' Program, Boston University

  • Faculty Coordinator, Bridge Information Systems' "Bridge University Program"

  • Supervised or advised 10 doctoral theses in Finance & Economics, Boston University

  • Faculty Advisor, Boston University Investment Club, 1993 - 1995

  • Ph.D. Field Advisor (Finance), Boston University Department of Economics, 1998 - 2000

  • Teaching Assistant for Robert Jarrow and Lecturer (Investments for undergraduates), Cornell University, 1992 - 1993

  • Invited Keynote Speaker, Moderator, Panelist or Roundtable Participant at:

    • institutional investors and private banking conferences in the U.S., Singapore, Japan, China/HK, Taiwan, Brunei, Malaysia, and India, 2009 - 2021.

    • Pacific Pension & Investment Institute (PPI) Asia Roundtables, 2014 – 2019

    • Asia Asset Management Roundtables & Forums, 2014 - 2021

    • GIC-ABFER Annual Industry Roundtable on Investments, 2013 – 2019 (Singapore)

    • Boao Asia Forum on Pension Reform, 2019

    • Global Arc Conference (Singapore)

    • Citadel/CITICS Global China Roundtable, 2011 – 2012 (Beijing); Citadel Securities APAC Summit & Research Roundtable, 2019 - 2021 (Hong Kong and virtual)

    • Various IQPC Forums (Beijing, Shanghai, HK and Singapore)

    • FOFM 2012 (India)

    • Credit Suisse’ Annual Asian Investment Conference (AIC in HK - various years)

    • GAIM Asia (HK)

    • Asset Allocation Summit (HK)

    • Various employer-related Private Banking and Institutional Investor Seminars (New York, London and Asia-Pac), 2000 – 2008

  • Over 50 media cites and soundbites