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Marc Van de Walle

Head, Group Wealth Management, OCBC Bank
Chairman, OCBC Wealth Panel

Marc is responsible for the product platform on which all investor solutions are built. In particular, Marc has responsibility over the Bank's Investment Strategy, Research, Discretionary Portfolio Management, Trading Advisory, Wealth Planning and Trust Services. In February 2013, he was also appointed as OCBC Bank's Head of Group Wealth Products. In this new role, Marc will spearhead the creation of a centralized knowledge hub for wealth management products across the OCBC Group, as well as provide consistent investment views for wealth advisory across various client segments. Starting his career in retail banking at ING Belgium in 1993, Marc subsequently moved to private banking and became the country's commercial director. In 2003, Marc was appointed to the Executive Committee of ING Luxembourg, where he was in charge of retail, private banking and asset management. Marc went on to join ING Asia Private Bank (now known as Bank of Singapore) in January 2009. Marc graduated with an Economics and Business Administration degree from the University of Brussels and holds an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley. He is also a CFA charterholder.

Vasu Menon

Vice President
Wealth Management Singapore - OCBC Bank

Vasu Menon has 23 years of experience in the investment and wealth management industries. He is a well-known figure in the media for his outlook on markets. Prior to joining OCBC, he was the head of investment research at a well-known brokerage where he developed a strong reputation for his prowess in picking small-cap stocks. In his current role, Vasu helps to formulate investment views and writes articles offering fresh and interesting insights on topical and important issues impacting markets and investors. He is also highly sought after as a speaker at investment seminars and other events.

Hou Wey Fook

Chief Investment Officer
Bank of Singapore

Hou Wey Fook, CFA, is Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Bank of Singapore. Wey Fook has 24 years of experience in managing portfolios across asset classes of equities, bonds, mutual funds and hedge funds. Prior to joining ING Asia Private Bank (now known as Bank of Singapore), Wey Fook spent 17 years with OCBC Bank Group where he was Chief Investment Officer for their fund management business. He started his career with the Government of Singapore Investment Corp (GIC) after graduating from National University of Singapore with a degree in Engineering.

Selena Ling

Head, Treasury Research & Strategy

Selena Ling is responsible for Treasury market research, forecasts and trading recommendations for the bank, covering different asset classes, as well as providing macro-economic insights. With 17 years of research experience, Selena is much sought after by the media for her expertise in interest rates, fixed income, macroeconomic and fiscal analysis.

Richard Jerram

Chief Economist
Bank of Singapore

Richard Jerram is the Chief Economist for Bank of Singapore where he is responsible for analysing and forecasting global macro-economic developments. He has been working as an economist for more than two decades, initially in Tokyo during the late 1980s bubble. Richard then went to look after Asia-Pacific forecasting for the EIU and study for a doctorate in London, before returning to Japan to join ING Securities in 1996. ING Securities was subsequently acquired by Macquarie in 2004. In 2009, Richard was appointed Head of Asian Economics of Macquarie and was relocated to Singapore. Richard has a BSc from University College London and an MSc and PhD from the London School of Economics. He is also a CFA charter holder.

Michael Tan

Senior Investment Counsellor
Wealth Management Singapore - OCBC Bank

With over 25 years of banking experience and half of them spent in a trading capacity. Michael advises on products and helps clients manage their wealth holistically by assessing their assets and liabilities. He also assesses how current and future events will impact financial markets and matches high-net-worth insurance solutions to meet his clients estate planning needs.

Michael Lai Mun Yew

Vice President, Wealth Management
OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad

Michael has over 17 years experience in the investment management industry. He began his career as an analyst with a reputable asset management company in Malaysia before joining Pacific Mutual as a Portfolio Manager in 2000. Prior to joining OCBC, he was the associate director of investments managing private equity mandates for high net worth Individuals in an asset management company. Michael has a MBA from the Manchester Business School, University of Manchester.

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