EDWARD C. K. CHIN • My Perspective
Chin has over 20 years of experience in hedge funds, securities trading, and business valuation. He is a certified Canadian Investment Manager (CIM), a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI) and a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors (FHKIoD). Chin was a Portfolio Manager and a derivatives trader at TD Securities. (subsidiary of the Toronto Dominion Bank, Canada). He was a portfolio manager at BMO Nesbitt Burns (investment banking division of the Bank of Montreal, Canada), responsible for derivative and portfolio management accounts by implementing volatility arbitrage and market neutral trading techniques.
After relocating back to Asia from Toronto in 2000, Chin held the position of Country Head at Man Investments, the largest global hedge fund manager measured by asset under management and part of the FTSE 100. Chin was also formerly Head of Asia at Refco Alternative Investments. Chin has since focused primarily on high level joint venture negotiations with major financial/ government institutions in the distribution, allocation, structuring and private labeling of hedge funds/absolute return funds in Asia, the Middle East and North America. In the consultancy space, Chin has focused on due diligence, compliance, counterparty risks and prime brokerage issues for hedge fund set ups. Chin studied speech communication at the University of Minnesota, received a Bachelor of Applied Economics degree from the University of Manitoba, and an MBA from the University of Toronto. Chin is also currently a board member of a family office, with portfolios in real estate and other "liquid alpha" strategies.
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MILTON BOYD is a Professor and Economist at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. He holds a Doctorate Degree from Purdue University (USA) and a Bachelors Degree from Seattle Pacific University. Some of his research interests include quantitative finance, risk management and derivatives, portfolio management, and international marketing research. He has traveled to over 70 countries for international activities, including teaching, research, and advising. He has written over 150 articles for business and academics, and his articles have also appeared in popular press such as Technical Analysis of stocks and Commodities, National Post, Winnipeg Free Press, Calgary Herald, Western Producer, and Grainews.
His public service interests include improving the operation and development of markets. He has served in the past as a contributing editor and columnist for Grainews where he has written a number of articles on commodity and financial markets, and he also serves as a Policy Advisor at the Frontier Center for Public Policy. At the University of Manitoba, he has served as Department Head for the Agribusiness Department, Chair of the Agribusiness Program Committee, served on the Department Graduate Committee and on numerous other committees. He has received two awards from the University of Manitoba for research and outreach, and is also a Fellow of Seattle Pacific University.
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Uy has been a finance and business verteran. He had held various senior management roles in the finance and accounting departments of IBM Asia Pacific Region in the last 30 years. Uy was Finance Controller for IBM in Taiwan, Hong Kong, China and the Philippines. Uy previously held the position of Manager of Financial Planning for IBM Asia Pacific Headquarters in Japan. Prior to IBM, Uy worked as field auditor for 5 years for clients in Taiwan.
Uy was born in the Philippines, and received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Accountancy from University of the East in Manila. Uy is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). As Managing Consultant, Uy spearheads MDE's Greater China consultancy business and is head of the office.
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Cameron was a former analyst at one of the largest Asian long short funds.
He received a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and an MBA from the University of Minnesota. Cameron is a Project Consultant at MDE.
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Chan has over 10 years of experience in REITS (Hong Kong and Canada). Chan is a US Certified Public Accountant.
As Senior Consultant, Chan spearheads MDE's alternative consultancy business, with a concentration in non liquid strategies.
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Uy has 5 years experience in finance and business valuation. A graduate from Tufts University, Susan spent the earlier part of her career at Factiva, a Dow Jones company. Uy is a Consultant at MDE.
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