Singapore Institutional Investor Roundtable

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Welcome remarks: Shah Jahan Abu Thahir, BofA Securities 

Panel discussion: Reponsible Investment 

Closing remarks: Thomas Deinet, SBAI and Stephen Lien, BofA Securities 


3:30PM: Opening remarks Shah Jahan Abu Thahir, Head of Global Markets, Southeast Asia Global Banking & Markets, BofA Securities 

3:35PM: Welcome remarks Betty Tay, Managing Director, Head of External Managers Department, GIC

3:45PM: SBAI Priorities for 2022 Thomas Deinet, Executive Director, SBAI

3:50PM: Panel One: Asset Allocators: 

Discussion points:

  • The role of alternatives in the portfolio
  • Perspective on asset classes/ strategies/ regions: what is attractive for 2022 and beyond? 
  • Public vs private markets: How to break the investment silo barriers?
  • ESG: What is your approach in alternatives going forward?


  • Charmaine Chin, Managing Director, Head of Asia Manager Selection, Blackstone
  • Tan Huck Khim, Head of Alternatives, Fullerton Fund Management
  • Kim Rosenkilde, CIO, Aviva Singlife
  • Harvey Toor, CIO, Singapore Management University 
  • Debra Ng, Partner, Albourne Partners (Moderator)

4:40PM: Break 

4:50PM: Panel Two: Responsible Investment

Discussion points:

  • RI in Singapore
  • Allocator Expectations
  • Carbon Footprints


  • Raul Rosales, Senior Advisor, Orchard Global Asset Management
  • Vesa Syrjalainen, Responsible Investment Analyst, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company
  • Rachel Teo, MD & Head of Total Portfolio Sustainable Investing, GIC Private Limited
  • Maria Long, Research & Content Director, SBAI (Moderator)

5:35PM: Closing remarks

  • Thomas Deinet, Executive Director, SBAI
  • Stephen Lien, Singapore Prime Services Sales, BofA Securities