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Director’s Message  

Dear Alumni of NUS and Friends of CAMRI,                                                                                           

Turning Potential into Reality

We all have dreams. Some we turn into action, and some actions turn into success.

At NUS Business School we are proud of the success that CAMRI has become, something that
every one of you has been part of. Now I would like to rally your support to make CAMRI
a phenomenon!

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We first embarked on the journey to create NUS Business School’s Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI) in mid-2009. Our aim was to build a state-of-the-art educational academy and hands-on training laboratory for budding financial and fund managers.

Today our world-class Investment Management & Trading Laboratory is the hub of CAMRI's teaching, training, and educational activities. We have also hosted public lectures, applied finance seminars, forums, conferences, and eminent visiting professors in the field of asset management. Equipped with 41 workstations, the latest industry standard software, databases, and applications for asset management research, portfolio management, and financial risk management, the CAMRI Lab rivals facilities at Wall Street’s best fund houses.

Currently we offer six courses from the Lab and we expect to provide more learning opportunities to our students and practitioners, offering first-hand experience and training with the best tools available to prepare them for the challenge and excitement of the financial industry. 

In Academic Year 2012/13 the Lab’s live Student Managed Fund (SMF) was launched with the generous help of two donors. The SMF portfolio is the culmination of our Student Managed Fund Track, which is now an integral part of CAMRI’s core mission of providing impactful and hands-on education. This is central to our mission of developing high-performing, highly-skilled asset managers who have a strong sense of integrity and fiduciary responsibility. 

Our industry-ready graduates are then provided a competitive career edge in the asset management industry: every year CAMRI compiles and distributes our SMF Track graduating students’ resumes to our hiring partners.

CAMRI also offers executive education training programmes in portfolio management through its bi-annual Graduate Certificate in Applied Portfolio Management (g-CAPM) programme. The programme has received consistently positive feedback from its global participants, including asset owners and asset managers. 

These programmes and courses have attracted the most talented students and experts in finance to Singapore, while showcasing the city as a world-class asset management centre. In addition our work fosters strong and long-lasting relationships between industry, academics, asset owners and other stakeholders. 


Alumni, friends, and well-wishers, we thank you for your vital support to date and we ask you to continue to support us in our efforts to train budding fund managers and research analysts. By doing so, we help enhance and improve the quality of Singapore’s position as Asia’s principal investment management hub, as well as support the growth of its financial services sector. 

There are a number of giving opportunities at CAMRI, and we would be grateful to work with you to expand the mission of each naming opportunity. After all, the greatest satisfaction and achievement from wealth accumulation is giving back. Together, we can create positive impact, while you can enjoy invaluable returns such as:

  • 2.5x Tax Deduction
  • Philanthropic Multiplier effects recognised by the Singapore Government
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Influencing, nurturing and unifying the financial community
  • Make a positive difference with intrinsic benefits

Your support will help CAMRI groom and mould future investors and asset managers for Singapore and Asia. With your help, we can progress closer to our mission: to be the leading research and investment centre for asset management globally.

Please contact me directly if you would like to help make a difference. Thank you very much in advance for your time and support. 

Let’s work together to bring CAMRI to greater heights and let’s together turn potential into reality!

Yours sincerely,
Joseph Cherian

Practice Professor of Finance and Director, CAMRI
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