The Curated Portfolios Team (“CPT”) was set up in December 2019 with 5 professionals involved in fund research and selection.
CPT is dedicated to conducting Mutual Fund/Exchange Traded Fund (“ETF”) research and constructing risk-based portfolios. To best serve our clients’ needs, LGI maintains an open architecture platform where only the best of breed solutions are offered to our clients. LGI’s research efforts are geared towards identifying suitable funds in which we have the highest conviction in their abilities to deliver top-quartile performance within their peer universe on a forward looking basis.
S K Selvan is Senior Director, Head of Curated Portfolios at Lion Global Investors where he is responsible for building portfolio solutions for clients and partners. He was previously the Director of the Multi-Asset Strategies team at Lion Global Investors where he managed total return mandates for institutional clients. Selvan also spearheaded the launch of LionGlobal Disruptive Innovation Fund.
Prior to joining Lion Global Investors, Selvan was with Nomura Asset Management Singapore as a senior portfolio manager for total return mandates and long/short funds. He also worked with Nissay Deutsche Asset Management Asia (Singapore) as Head of Investments, managing Asian equities. He was previously with Nippon Life Insurance International (Singapore) as a fund manager and Keppel Securities as a senior investment analyst.
Selvan earned a Bachelor in Business Administration with Distinction from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He has been a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder since 2006. He has 25 years of financial industry experience.
Benedict Yap is Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) at Lion Global Investors and he is also a member of Lion’s Curated Portfolios Team. Prior to joining Lion Global, Benedict had spent some seven years at Fullerton Fund Management, where he was a product specialist for Fullerton’s Equities and Alternatives investment capabilities. He was also appointed as Fullerton’s point person for Responsible Investing and ESG matters in 2016.
Before Fullerton, Benedict was a Senior Researcher at Mercer Investments for more than four years, during which he was responsible for conducting investment due diligence on traditional Asian equity and fixed income managers, as well as Asian hedge fund managers. Prior to Mercer, Benedict was a hedge fund analyst at the EIM Group.
Benedict began his career in 2002 with Ernst & Young, where he was involved in macroeconomic/industry research and strategy, before moving to the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Benedict graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours from the National University of Singapore and he is a CFA charter holder.
Wong Yuet Eng joined the Curated Portfolios team as Advisor, to steer the direction and strategy of the newly formed business unit. She brings with her 17 years of experience from the Great Eastern Life Assurance Company, where she was managing the fund strategy and research team. She was responsible for fund manager due diligence, fund selection and monitoring for the ILP (investment-linked product) business. Yuet Eng also provided fund guidance to the agency distribution channels and coordinated with the investment team on fund strategies.
Yuet Eng was previously a senior researcher in Mercer covering Asian equity strategies. Before that, she had worked as a fund manager with BNP Paribas, Mees Pierson and Chemical Bank. During her tenure as a fund manager, she was managing primarily Asian equities.
Yuet Eng holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. She has 37 years of financial industry experience and has an established track record in the Singapore insurance industry.
Lim Jing Kai is a research analyst at Lion Global Investors with the Curated Portfolios Team. He focuses on the fundamental analysis of funds and assists in the due diligence framework that applies quantitative and qualitative strategies to on-board the best of breed funds from their investible universe.
Prior to joining Lion Global Investors, Jing Kai completed internships with Ivaldi Capital and Mercuria Energy Trading Group where he served as an equity research analyst and a trading analyst respectively.
Jing Kai graduated from the Singapore Management University with a Bachelor of Science (Economics) and is en route to completing his CFA and CAIA qualifications.