Joseph Cherian is Practice Professor of Finance and Director of the Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI) at NUS Business School, where he also serves on the School’s Executive Education Board.
He was formerly an Executive-in-Residence at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management (2008 – 2009), where he remains an Emeritus member of the Johnson Dean’s Advisory Council after serving two terms (2009 – 2017). Prior to that, Joe was Managing Director, Global Head, and CIO of the Quantitative Strategies Group within Credit Suisse Alternative Investments in New York, where he had direct responsibility for over US$67 billion in client assets managed to a quantitative discipline. While at Credit Suisse, Joe also served on the Global Executive Committee and various senior management, investments, and risk committees of the Asset Management division. Joe joined Credit Suisse in 2004 from Banc of America Capital Management, also in New York, where he was Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager of their asset allocation funds. Previously, he was an Associate Professor of Finance at Boston University. He has authored numerous articles for financial journals, and serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Nipun Capital, a boutique hedge fund based in San Francisco. Joe has or had appointments at the Ministry of Manpower’s CPF Advisory Panel, the Singapore International Mediation Centre’s Panel of Technical Experts, the National Research Foundation’s Early Stage Venture Fund Evaluation Panel, the SNEC/SERI Medical Director’s Advisory Council in Singapore; the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index (MMGPI) Steering Committee in Australia; the United Nations Social Impact Fund (UNDP-UNSIF) Research Council and the Journal of Alternative Investments’ Editorial Board in the US. He formerly served as a review board member of the Research Foundation of the CFA Institute, and on the Scientific Advisory Boards of net Decide Corp., a pioneering RoboAdvisory firm, Orissa Group, a pioneer in the development and dissemination of liquidity-based data and analytical products across multiple asset classes, and SKG Inc., all based in the US. Joe holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from MIT, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Finance from Cornell University.
Senior Advisor & Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance
Richard Allan Yeh serves as a Senior Advisor to CAMRI and is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance at the NUS Business School, where he teaches an honors course in Applied Portfolio Management.
Until his semi-retirement, Richard was Principal and Managing Director of Applied Risk Technologies Pte Ltd, a financial risk and investment management consulting firm. Prior to starting his own consulting firm, he was the regional representative of the US-based APT Group, a developer of proprietary investment risk management software for portfolio management.
Richard has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, having also previously served as the Chief Executive Officer, respectively, of an Asia-focused hedge fund management company of Singapore’s largest private asset manager and a Singapore-based merchant bank, as well as in various management and executive positions with international banking and financial institutions in Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney and New York.
He was a founding member of the Singapore International Monetary Exchange (SIMEX) and served as a member of its Board of Directors and Chairman of the Floor and Contracts Committee, respectively, from 1984 to 1987. In 1999, Richard joined the inaugural Board of the Association of Financial Engineers (Singapore) and served as a member of the Advisory Panel to the Centre for Financial Engineering, National University of Singapore. From 2005 to 2006, he served as a member of the Investment Committee of the National University of Singapore, and from 2006 to 2008 as a risk management consultant to the NUS Investment Office that manages the university’s endowment funds. In 2011, he was appointed as a member of the Appeal Advisory Panels constituted under the various legislations under the purview of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Richard holds a Master of Science in Industrial Administration from the Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with Honors from the University of Hawaii.
Research Director, Dean’s Chair & Associate Professor of Finance
Johan Sulaeman is Dean’s Chair and Associate Professor of Finance at the NUS Business School, Academic Director of the NUS MSc in Finance, and Research Director at the Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (as of 1 September 2017), where he spearheads research efforts conducted at CAMRI, including the CAMRI Research Digest Series.
Dr Sulaeman obtained his PhD in Finance from University of Texas at Austin (McCombs). He received his Masters of Financial Engineering (MFE) from University of California, Berkeley (Haas), and his BSE in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan. His current research interests focus on the effects of geographic factors on various economic outcomes. He also works on research questions related to the effects of ownership structure on corporate decisions, and the role of various economic agents in disturbing and maintaining market efficiency. His research appears in top economics and business journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and Management Science. His papers have also been presented at leading conferences, including the American Finance Association and Western Finance Association annual meetings, and the NBER Summer Institute.
Angelina Kee is Associate Director of the Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI) at NUS Business School.
Angelina provides overall administrative oversight & operational leadership to ensure the Centre’s success within the realms of its mission statement, as well as maintain smooth day-to-day operations. Prior to joining CAMRI, she was a Director at Credit Suisse, based in Singapore (2005-2018). She also worked as a Consultant at the World Bank Group, based in Washington D.C., as part of the team providing financial advisory services for public-private partnerships. Prior to that, she worked as a financial institutions analyst at Moody’s Investors Services, based in Singapore (2001-2005). Angelina graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University and is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore.
Christine Kon is a Research Consultant (part-time) at the Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI) at NUS Business School.
She works on special research-related projects at CAMRI, and is now based in New York. Christine formerly was a Research Manager at CAMRI assisting with research, portfolio and risk management activities related to the Student Managed Fund, as well as helps in other CAMRI related activities such as management practicum & applied research projects, events preparation and coordination, and other ad-hoc projects. Previously a consultant in Deloitte Consulting, her experience in the Strategy and Operations practice covered strategic planning, market research, financial and operational due diligence, programme management as well as shared services implementation. She had been involved in various projects across education, green technology, health care , public sector, energy and resources. Christine holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Management with minors in Mathematics and Music from Beloit College in the U.S.
Wong Tsing Shian (Sean) is the Manager at the Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI) at NUS Business School.
He has overall management responsibility at CAMRI, and manages the CAMRI Investment and Trading Laboratory, administers its financial software & databases, and coordinates outreach events and marketing-related communications for CAMRI. He has worked in global MNCs and local SMEs where he performed enterprise software administration, software quality assurance, operations, digital marketing, and events management. Sean graduated from Purdue University in the USA with a degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering, and a minor in Economics.
Chow Pee Fun is an Assistant Manager at the Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI) at NUS Business School.
She is in charge of event coordination and administration for the Centre while also providing finance and accounting support. Prior to joining CAMRI, she was a Project Coordinator at Fotohub Private Limited where she tracked, coordinated and analyzed projects to plan and ensure that optimal material requirements and delivery plans were met which enabled the smooth completion and timely delivery of scheduled projects. Pee Fun is highly skilled and certified in graphic design as well as proficient in event planning and coordination. She received her Bachelors in Business from the Singapore Institute of Management.
Chen Minxia is a Research Analyst at the Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI) at NUS Business School.
Minxia’s research at CAMRI mainly focuses on empirical asset pricing and investment, including liquidity, Asian bond markets, hedge funds and returns-based trading strategies. She also assists with the construction and backtesting of CAMRI’s proprietary quantitative Multifactor Models used in the CAMRI Student Managed Fund. Her other academic research interests include individual investor behavior and finance literature analysis, using big data. Minxia is currently an MSc candidate in the Finance department, NUS Business School, and is expected to obtain her master degree in 2018. Before joining NUS, she studied at the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing where she graduated with a Bachelor of Economics.
Rajeswari Brown is a Management Associate at the Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI) at NUS Business School.
As an Associate at CAMRI, Rajeswari provides key administrative support to the Centre. This includes facilitating CAMRI’s events, provide logistical support, and other day-to-day operations. She comes with a vast secretarial background in MNC and institutions. Prior to CAMRI, she worked as a Management Associate for the Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy (ACSEP), NUS Business School for 9 years. She spent 15 years as Executive Secretary with luxury train operator, Eastern & Oriental Express, where she interacted and provided support for high profile patrons and royalties from all over the world.
Wu Shujie is a Research Analyst at the Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI) at NUS Business School.
She is responsible for performance and risk monitoring and reporting of CAMRI’s Student Managed Fund Paper and Live portfolios, and assists with testing and development of the CAMRI’s Quantitative Multifactor Models. Shujie also works on various on-going research initiatives, assists with management of the CAMRI Lab and provides support for CAMRI events. Shujie holds a Master of Science in Quantitative Finance from the National University of Singapore.