Stephen Hunt, Co-Founder, is CEO and chair of the Investment Committee. He was part of the founding team in 2006 and has more than 25 years of experience in global markets. Stephen manages the front office division and provides the overall direction and guidance to the team. Prior to founding the company, Steve ran local, regional and global sales teams for the Asian equities businesses at Credit Lyonnais Securities, Deutsche Morgan Grenfell and Nomura Securities.
Stephen holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business Studies and is a charter holder of the Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR).
Gavin Tan, Co-Founder, is Partner and Chief Operating Officer. He was part of the founding team in 2006 and has more than 25 years of experience in institutional sales and research in Asian ex-Japan equities. Gavin runs the day-to- day operations of Aglaia and advises families on structuring and legal issues. Prior to founding the company, Gavin developed institutional equities product and distribution for Peregrine Securities, Credit Lyonnais Securities and Deutsche Morgan Grenfell. He then headed the Singapore and Malaysian institutional sales team at Nomura Securities for 7 years.
Gavin holds a Bachelor of Laws from Bristol University.
Ben is Director of Family Office, and member of the Investment Committee. He joined Aglaia in 2011 and has held several positions within the company, from Associate to Deputy COO. Ben is a relationship manager for our families, advises on portfolio allocations, and carries out due diligence, structuring and project management services for select private investment deals. He also works closely with Gavin in managing day-to-day business affairs.
Ben holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Engineering and Business Studies from the University of Warwick.
Kamariah is Director, Head of Trading. She joined the company in 2008 and has over 24 years investment and trading experience in Asian markets in addition to a further 10 years previous experience in money markets. Kamariah manages our in-house discretionary equity and bond portfolios and is a key member of the research team. Prior to joining the company, Kamariah focused on the long-short products at Lloyd George Management as investment analyst for technical studies and covered over USD 10Bn of AUM. Before this Kamariah was chief dealer at DBS Asset Management.
Kamariah holds a Diploma in Banking and Finance (DIBF).
Patrick O’Regan is Director, Head of Research and member of the Investment Committee. Patrick joined in 2016 and runs the research division at Aglaia. He also advises on portfolio allocations across sectors and themes as well as providing investment structuring guidance. Prior to joining Aglaia, Patrick worked at KPMG Corporate Finance advising companies throughout Europe and Southeast Asia.
Patrick is a chartered accountant, holds a BA (Hons) in Law and Accounting and an MSc in Financial Services.
Fraser, Research Associate, joined Aglaia in 2016. He is a member of the research team and supports the Investment Committee in assessing new opportunities and researching macroeconomic trends.
Prior to joining Aglaia, Fraser worked as a Process Engineer for BP before completing an internship at Aberdeen Asset Management within the Pan-European Equities team.
Fraser holds a Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester.
Farhan, Associate Director of research, joined Aglaia in 2018. He is a member of the research team and supports the Investment Committee focusing on fund research and allocation. Prior to Aglaia, Farhan’s experience includes hedge fund analysis and allocation at PAAMCO, hedge fund research at Eurekahedge and financial analysis at P&G Chemicals.
Farhan holds a Bachelor of Computing degree from the National University of Singapore.
Pius, Associate Director of Research, joined Aglaia in 2019. He supports the Investment Committee in assessing new opportunities in private and public equities globally. Prior to joining Aglaia, Pius worked as an Investment Analyst at Arisaig Partners, covering consumer equities in South-east Asia, South Korea and Pakistan.
Pius holds a BA (Merit) in Economics from the National University of Singapore and is a CFA Level III Candidate.
Joel joined Aglaia in 2018 as an Associate. He graduated from Edinburgh University where he majored in Economic History. Joel supports both the investment team and back-office operations and also assists in client relations.
Prior to joining Aglaia, Joel completed an internship with Deloitte Corporate Finance.
Shan, Associate Director of Operations, joined Aglaia in 2015. He is a key figure in our back office operations and provides settlement, reporting, risk and KYC / compliance functions. Prior to joining Aglaia, Shan worked for Citco Fund Services as fund accountant.
Shan holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Economics and Finance.
Alfred, Senior Associate of Operations, joined Aglaia in 2016. He is a member of the back office operations team and provides settlement, reporting, risk and KYC functions. He has three years experience in hedge fund operations and fund accounting at Citco Fund Services.
Alfred holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Business Management.
John, Operations Associate, joined Aglaia in 2017. John supports the back office functions in settlements and reporting.
John holds a Bachelor in Economics and Finance.
Michelle, Executive Assistant, joined Aglaia in 2015. She brings 7 years experience in executive support to senior management, and has a background in customer service and corporate communications. Michelle holds a certification in Secretarial and Office Management.
Averyl, Executive Assistant, joined Aglaia in 2016. Prior to joining she held positions in Human Resources with Ogilvy and Mather, Tri-Net Logistics and Citi Private Bank.
Averyl holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from NUS.
Indri, Associate, joined Aglaia in 2011. She has more than 15 years experience in business and finance administration.
Indri holds a Bachelor of Science in I.T.