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  Issue 23 | Archive May 2015

New Faces @ RMI

New Staff

Phang Ian Cher Shen joined RMI as a Research Associate on 3 March 2015. He is a seasoned investment management professional in investment advisory and asset management. Over the span of 20 years, he has managed both private and public listed investment holding firms, as well as registered fund managers under the purview of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). An ex-Merrill Lynch banker, Ian is experienced in private equity, portfolio management, and asset allocation. Prior to joining RMI, Ian was a Director of a Global Investment Program Private Equity Fund - a Government approved PE fund in Singapore. He also selectively takes on consulting roles with investment management firms, investment banks, and family offices. He has been a consultant to an UCITS III mutual fund company and Morgan Stanley Asia. His main research interests are in the areas of private equity, portfolio construction, asset allocation, and asset pricing. Ian holds a Master of Science in Finance degree from the City University of New York with Distinction and is currently a PhD in Finance candidate at EDHEC Risk-Institute.

Zack Sng Mao Yuan joined RMI on 18 March 2015 as the Specialist Associate. He graduated from Nanyang Polytechnic and studied Engineering Informatics. Prior to joining RMI, he worked as a Project Executive on telecommunication projects for about two years. He handled project planning, documentation, and implementation. His hobbies include running, sports, and listening to music.

Shivani Nakhare joined RMI as Communication Executive on 6 April 2015. She recently graduated from New York University’s Master of Science in Public Relations and Corporate Communication program and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Communication and Psychology. While pursuing her master’s she was involved in the conceptualization of strategic communication plans for various clients including Neutrogena. She is passionate about writing and in her free time enjoys reading, music, and karaoke. Having inherited the love of arts she loves to sketch and paint from time to time.


Prof. Paul Glasserman visited RMI from 13 to 17 April 2015. Paul Glasserman is the Jack R. Anderson Professor of Business at Columbia Business School, where he serves as Research Director of the Program on Financial Studies. His research interests include risk management, financial stability, and Monte Carlo methods. From 2011 to 2012, he was on leave from Columbia, working at the Office of Financial Research (OFR) in the U.S. Treasury Department, where he currently serves as a part-time consultant. His work with the OFR has included research on stress testing, financial networks, contingent capital, and counterparty risk. He has previously held visiting positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Princeton University, and New York University. Paul received the 2008 Lanchester Prize for his book "Monte Carlo Methods in Financial Engineering." He is also a past recipient of the Erlang Prize in applied probability and Risk magazine’s Quant of the Year award. Paul served as senior vice dean of Columbia Business School during 2004 to 2008 and was interim director at it’s Sanford C. Bernstein Center for Leadership and Ethics from 2005 to 2007.

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