CIO, Asia Genesis Macro Fund
Chua Soon Hock
Soon Hock has 39 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.
Tan Chay Chang
Chay Chang has close to 20 years of experience in fund management, with focuses in investor relations, operations and compliance. Prior to joining Asia Genesis, Chay Chang was overseeing the investment operation and fund administration services at HSBC Singapore, covering hedge funds, mutual funds and unit trusts, with operations spanning across Singapore, HK, China and India. He was part of HSBC’s global Risk Culture working committee and led businesses in strategic initiatives and change management.
Previously, Chay Chang was a Director at AN Capital, a commodity hedge fund, where he established the investment management firm, institutionalised its business and operations, and oversaw investor relations, operations and compliance. Before this, Chay Chang was Head of Investor Relations at Asia Genesis, where he was instrumental in the firm’s fund-raising success and was responsible for institutional relationships and lead fund operations.
Chay Chang holds a 1st Class Honours in Accounting and Finance from The University of Lancaster, UK.
CIO, Trinity Macro Fund
Ian has more than 16 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.
Phyllis has 14 years of asset management experience, specializing in compliance, risk management, operations, and finance. Prior to joining Asia Genesis, Phyllis 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 where she also led change management initiatives and implementation. Before this, Phyllis was a Risk and Accounting Senior Manager at Asia Genesis where she focused on compliance, risk management and operations and led the risk and accounting team. Phyllis established effective risk management and operational processes and was also responsible for financial reporting and taxation.
Phyllis is a Chartered Accountant and holds a First Class Honours in Accountancy and a Minor in Entrepreneurship from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Investor Relations, Partner
Jessica has 19 years of financial and asset management experience, with a focus in investor relations and client management. Prior to joining Asia Genesis, Jessica was an APAC Client Manager at Aberdeen Standard Investments where she was responsible for client servicing of regional institutional and wholesale businesses. Before this, she was Assistant Director of Institutional Business at Eastspring Investments where she was responsible for client management and partnered with global institutional investors and consultants. Previously, Jessica was Head of Client Services at APS Asset Management, overseeing client management initiatives for global institutional investors. Before this, she was in Investor Relations at Asia Genesis focusing on institutional relationships and client servicing. Her clients include central banks, sovereign wealth funds, government entities, pension funds, endowments and insurance companies.
Jessica holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from National University of Singapore, majoring in Finance.