CIO, Asia Genesis Macro Fund
Chua Soon Hock

Soon Hock has more than 30 years of experience in fund management and proprietary trading.  He founded Asia Genesis Asset Management in 1999. He was the CIO and key trader for its flagship fund, Japan Macro Fund, an Asia-focused, macro hedge fund where he achieved steady strong returns consistently. Japan Macro Fund was amongst the few top performing Asian macro hedge funds with a long-established track record since March 2000 till its closure in 2009.

 

From 1983 to 1985, he was an investment officer (Japan portfolio) in the International Department (Foreign Reserves Management) of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.  From 1985 to 1988, he was Vice President, Fixed Income – Sales & Trading at Salomon Brothers Asia Limited, Tokyo.  From 1988 to 1994, he was the interest rate trading manager and proprietary trader at Bankers Trust, Singapore, and later as a SIMEX local.  In 1997, he became the Managing Director of Koch Capital Asia Limited.  In 1998, he was the Chief Strategist and Head of Interest Rates and Arbitrage Trading at Sanwa Bank Limited, Singapore. 

CEO
Tan Chay Chang

Chay Chang has over 18 years of experience in fund management, with focuses in fund operations, risk management, compliance, and investor relations. Prior to joining Asia Genesis, Chay Chang was overseeing the investment operation and fund administration services at HSBC Singapore, where he also led businesses in strategic initiatives and change.  

 

Previously, he was a Director at AN Capital, a commodity hedge fund, where he oversaw fund operations, risk management and regulatory compliance, and established the fund management firm, its operational structure, and processes. Before this, Chay Chang was Head of Investor Relations at Asia Genesis, where he was responsible for institutional relationships and fund operations, and was instrumental in the firm’s fund raising success.

 

Chay Chang holds a 1st Class Honours in Accounting and Finance from The University of Lancaster, UK, and a WMI Certificate in Private Banking from the Wealth Management Institute, Singapore.

 
COO
Phyllis Phee

Phyllis has more than 10 years of asset management experience, specializing in the area of Finance and Risk Management.  Prior to joining Asia Genesis, she was the Vice President of Investment Services in Private Markets and Finance at GIC Private Limited serving as a Financial Controller for the Private Equity and Infrastructure fund management entity. She joined Asia Genesis in 2009 when we were managing the Japan Macro Fund. Subsequent to fund closure, she led the risk and accounting team as the company re-positioned itself as a proprietary trading firm and as a SGX derivatives trading member till the business ceased in 2015.
 

Phyllis holds a First Class Honours in Accountancy and a Minor in Entrepreneurship from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She is a Chartered Accountant.
 

CIO, Trinity Macro Fund
Ian Seow

Ian has more than 15 years of experience in Quantitative Portfolio Management. Prior to founding Trinity Macro Fund, he was a Managing Director and Co-Head of Trading (US/Europe) at Quantedge Global Fund, where he oversaw a USD3B Portfolio of Futures,  Bonds, Stocks and Derivatives across 30 countries and 40 Exchanges. As one of the firm's early employees, he held a strategic role in Research and Trading from 2012 to 2021, and helped navigate the portfolio through various market crises. During the same period, the fund saw a ten-fold increase in AUM from USD300M to USD3B.

 

Prior to Quantedge, Ian was a Senior Portfolio Manager at Pilgrim Partners Asia where he coded and deployed Automated Trading Strategies. Before that, he was a Systems Trading Strategist with Asia Genesis. He studied Futures and Options Trading Strategies from the CIO over a span of 3 years, learning ideas and techniques in which he would later incorporate into his Quantitative models.

 

Ian began his Fund Management career in 2006 with Singapore's Sovereign Wealth Fund, GIC. He was a Portfolio Manager in the Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities (FICC) Department where he managed a USD300M Quantitative Portfolio of Currencies, Rates and Commodities.

 

Investor Relations, Partner
Jessica Quek

Jessica has about 17 years of financial and asset management experience.  Prior to joining Asia Genesis, she held similar senior roles in Aberdeen Standard Investments, Eastspring Investments and APS Asset Management where she was responsible for client servicing and relationship management of institutional clients including central banks, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, endowments and insurance companies. She was also part of the Asia Genesis’s Investor Relations team from 2008 to 2009.

 

Jessica holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from National University of Singapore, majoring in Finance. 

Trading Management, Partner
Stanley Neo

Stanley has more than 15 years of portfolio management and investment research experience. Prior to joining Asia Genesis, Stanley was a Lead Portfolio Manager in the Reserves Management Department at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). At MAS, his core responsibilities include formulating short to medium-term economic and asset class outlooks and investment strategies, as well as performing operational responsibilities in the day-to-day portfolio management. From 2014 to 2017, he was a Director and Portfolio Manager at Epiphany Asset Management. From 2007 to 2014, he was a Senior Strategist at Asia Genesis Asset Management.
 

Stanley holds a Bachelor of Business degree from Nanyang Technological University. He was awarded Singapore Investment Banking Association Gold Medal, Singapore Society of Financial Analysts Gold Medal and The Association of Banks in Singapore Gold Medal.