Executive Director & Portfolio Manager
William is a founding member of New Harbour and has been the Portfolio Manager of the New Harbour Asia Fund since inception in October 2007. Between 2001 and 2006, he was the Chief Investment Officer of the Asia General Holdings Group, responsible for managing the Group’s insurance funds and shareholders’ capital. He was also a Board Director and member of the Executive Committee of Asia Life (M) Berhad.
He graduated with a degree in Mathematical Economics (First Class Honours) on a Colombo Plan Scholarship and participated in several executive programs including the CFA Institute Investment Management Workshop, a program jointly developed by Harvard Business School and the CFA Institute. He started his career at the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation in 1981.
In addition to his experience in portfolio management, William was a proprietary trader in currencies, financial derivatives and metals at Bankers Trust (1986-1992) and Lehman Brothers (1993-1996). This unusual blend of experience has informed his personal philosophy to stock selection, portfolio construction and risk management.
He is also a member of the investment committees of several Mapletree property funds and non-profit institutions.
A complement of investment analysts, operations and compliance personnel and marketing manager support the portfolio managers.