ALTSSG Singapore | November 23, 2022
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ALTSSG was developed as a local, investor-centric and education-focused one day forum, co-hosted by the CAIA Association. With their guidance and oversight, this one-day event features leading practitioners from the fields of private equity, venture capital, real estate, hedge funds, cryptocurrency, artificial intelligence and other sectors of the alternative investment market.

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ALTSSG provides your company with an opportunity to market your brand and services to a highly engaged group of institutional investors, allocators, family offices and financial advisors who are evaluating and investing in alternative investments.


Sung Cheng Chih, Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Avanda (Singapore)

Dr Sung co-founded Avanda, with Ng Kok Song and Quah Wee Ghee, in late 2014. Based in Singapore, Avanda serves the investment needs of long-term asset-owners globally, managing US$6BN in absolute return global multi-asset and Asia-equity strategies. Dr Sung joined GIC in 1993, and served as Chief Risk Officer, where he helped to enhance GIC’s risk management, asset allocation, portfolio rebalancing, currency, performance and treasury management capabilities. Dr Sung is investment advisor to Singapore’s and Norway’s Ministries of Finance, Monetary Authority of Singapore and Bank of Thailand.

Jason Cheng, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Kerogen Capital (Hong Kong)

Mr. Jason Cheng is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Kerogen. Jason is responsible for the firm’s overall investment strategy and digital transformation, portfolio construction and risk management, as well as sourcing and providing senior oversight on investment management. He has over 25 years’ commercial experience across investing, operations and investment banking. He was formerly Managing Director of Jade International Capital Partners Limited in Beijing and had previously worked in energy investment banking at J.P. Morgan and Schroders.

Cliff Chau, Partner, Chief Financial Officer, and Head of Healthcare Investments, HOPU Investments (China)

Mr. Cliff Chau joined HOPU Investments in 2012 and serves as CFO, Co-COO and Partner in charge of healthcare investments. Cliff has over 20 years of experience in international financial industry with in-depth financial advisory and management experience in both the U.S. and China. He also focuses on building a HOPU healthcare ecosystem and investing in biotech, medtech and healthcare services companies. Cliff brings a wealth of experience in investments, risk management, operations and sales & marketing to his approach to healthcare industry. Prior to joining HOPU, Cliff was the Managing Director and Head of Finance Department of China Investments Corporation (CIC).

Girish Kumar, Chief Executive Officer Singapore, Apollo Management Singapore

Mr. Kumar joined Apollo in 2007 and was instrumental in setting up the credit platform in Asia. He is currently the CEO of the Singapore office, working with teams across the region in commodities, real estate and special situation investments across industry verticals. Prior to joining Apollo, Mr. Kumar was a Managing Director with Merrill Lynch, having spent 13 years at the firm across various Asian markets and asset classes between 1994 and 2007. Before Merrill Lynch, he worked for a leading Indian bank and a rating agency. Mr. Kumar graduated with an MBA from IIM Calcutta in 1989 and is a mechanical engineer by qualification. He is personally interested in renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives in the region.




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Key Discussion Topics


As the controversy around alternatives carries on, investors voice the opportunity in cash and fixed income investment strategies.


Creating a dialogue around the opportunities in this volatile market through credit investing, long/short equity, market neutral, global macro, convertible arbitrage and liquid alternatives. 


Discussing hedge fund manager selection, addressing over-diversification mistakes and understanding both the art and science of developing a successful portfolio for pensions, endowments and foundations.


Comparing and contrasting global macro conditions and investment performance. 


Asset owners aim to get in on the opportunities in private debt and credit and are increasingly looking at impact investing as an alternative. 


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