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  Issue 15 | Archive May 2013

New Staff

Mr. Ang Chung Yuh joined RMI as a Research Analyst on 31 January 2013. He is a Biochemistry graduate with immense passion for financial markets. After earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman in 2010, he took on an operations position in HSBC while enrolling in the CFA Program to equip himself with skills and knowledge pertaining to financial analysis and investments valuation. Ever since being exposed to the Benjamin Graham school of thought, Chung Yuh has been developing himself in the art of fundamentals-driven securities analysis and on understanding the elusive concept of investment risks. Leisure for Chung Yuh usually means movies, reading and music.

On 4 February 2013, Ms. Lu Yin joined RMI as a Research Analyst. She came to Singapore from northern China in 2002. She received her Bachelor degree in Physics in 2008 from National University of Singapore (NUS), and is about to receive her PhD degree in Integrative Sciences and Engineering from NUS for specialized theoretical quantum information and cold atoms. She wishes to apply her quantitative analysis skills to solving real-life problems. Over the years, she has developed interests in the global economy and financial markets. In her spare time, she loves taking photos, creating music, diving and traveling.

Mr. Thomas Cho joined RMI on 8 April 2013 as an Associate Director, Research Communications from Channel NewsAsia, where he was a senior producer/journalist in business and financial news. Prior to his experience in broadcast journalism, he spent about 6 years overseas as a China bureau chief of a shipping newspaper, Tradewinds, in Shanghai and as an Associate Director in the Seoul office of Tullett Prebon, an interdealer broker, on Korean interest rate swap, cross currency swap and bond broking. With more than 10 years in journalism and financial markets, Thomas has covered many stories in-depth such as the Fraser and Neave takeover war, Singapore’s integrated resorts bidding process and Muddy Waters versus Olam on the issue of pricing unharvested agricultural commodities. In his free time, Thomas attends training in Muay Thai.

Visitors
Mr. Dedy Dwi Prastyo, a PhD student at Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, visited RMI for one month from 4 March 2013. His research interest includes risk modeling, econometric time series, computational statistics, machine learning and multivariate analysis. He visited RMI to research on the Project "An Adaptive Forward Intensity Model and Variable Selection" supervised by Prof Wolfgang Hardle. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees, both majored in Statistics, from Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember in 2006 and 2008 respectively.

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