Clarence Koo is a Managing Director and Chairman at Stamford Advisory, based in Singapore. Prior to founding Stamford Advisory, Clarence was a Senior Partner at Oliver Wyman Financial Services, a leading global management consulting firm. In his over twenty-five years of consulting, Clarence has conducted strategy studies across the breadth of the financial services industry, including life insurance, property & casualty insurance, reinsurance, capital markets, corporate finance, corporate banking, retail banking, securities brokerage, asset management, and mutual funds, and mortgage banking. In 1996, Clarence moved to Singapore to found Oliver Wyman’s Asia-Pacific practice. His client base includes local institutions headquartered in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan and Australia, as well as international banks with large pan-Asian operations. Arriving shortly before the start of the Asian Financial Crisis, much of Clarence’s work in Asia has focused upon improving banks’ risk management framework, structure, practices and tools, and linking risk management into banks strategic planning, performance management, and capital management.
Clarence’s past work includes:
Joshua Greene is a Senior Advisor at Stamford Advisory, based in Bangkok. He has spent nearly two decades working in all major areas of finance and banking, in SE Asia as well as Europe and the United States. Prior to joining Stamford, Joshua was a senior partner and portfolio manager at COMAC Capital in London, a global macro hedge fund with peak AUM of $6.5 billion. Previously, he was an investment manager at Soros Fund Management and Loews Corporation in NY. Joshua began his career at Oliver Wyman, where he was a senior manager with a focus on risk advisory work.
Joshua’s advisory work for clients and recent management areas of responsibility include
• Credit risk management: policies, process, and quantitative tools
• Market risk modeling, scenario analysis and stress testing
• Counterparty credit risk assessment and management
• Macroeconomic analysis, including central bank monetary policy
• Macro trading: instruments, market structure
• Structure and management of trading operations
• Alternative asset management across almost all trading/investment strategies
Joshua has AM and AB degrees in mathematics from Harvard University, where he graduated summa cum laude.
Ambrose was Executive Director and Global Chief Finance Officer for the Bank of Singapore until he retired in September 2011.
Prior to joining Bank of Singapore, Ambrose served as the Chief Finance Officer, Global Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch, where he covered Merrill’s international private banking businesses in the Asia Pacific, European and Middle Eastern regions, with well over US$100 billion in assets under management, and was actively involved in the strategic development of Merrill’s global wealth markets in India, China, Japan, Middle East, Europe and Australia. A chartered accountant by profession with over 30 years of experience in the financial and banking industry, Ambrose has also previously held various senior positions in global accounting firms.
Ngai Kin is co-founder and Managing Director of Stamford Advisory, and has two decades of experience in Finance, Markets and Risk Management as a researcher, practitioner and consultant. He has worked in risk management and analytics at DBS Bank and American Express, and was also a Partner and Director at Oliver Wyman | Financial Services, based in their Singapore office, focusing on Finance & Risk Management.
Some of the issues which he worked on include Basel II implementation programs, market risk management, credit risk measurement, country risk, counterparty risk, regulatory framework design, portfolio management, economic capital and capital allocation, risk appetite and limits, stress testing, and risk adjusted performance measurement, for major banking and financial institutions in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Australia.
Ngai Kin is also a frequent speaker at various financial industry conferences and has led many industry-wide and internal bank training programs in various aspects of finance and risk management.
He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Financial Risk Management (FRM), and a graduate of the University of Cambridge.
Justin Tan is co-founder and Managing Director at Stamford Advisory, based in Singapore. Prior to founding Stamford Advisory, Justin was a Partner at Oliver Wyman Financial Services, a leading global management consulting firm, specialising in Retail Banking and Wealth Management. Previously, Justin was also Head of Strategy and Business Development for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in the Pacific Rim. In his role, Justin worked closely with management to drive key growth initiatives, including strategic collaboration with the Global Markets and Investment Banking businesses.
Justin’s experience as both practitioner and consultant ranges from formulating business strategies to business model optimisation and leveraging data-driven analytics to enhance decision-making, such as the following:
Justin graduated with Distinction from Stanford University, with both Master and Bachelor of Science degrees. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Financial Risk Manager (FRM).
Sean Choo is a Managing Director at Stamford Advisory, focusing on South East Asian markets. Sean has over 15 years of consulting and industry experience in Financial Services across Asia, working with global, regional as well as local leading banks in SEA, HK, Taiwan, China, Korea and Australia. Prior to Stamford Advisory, he was a Principal at A.T. Kearney and Oliver Wyman, and before that was responsible for Asia ex-Japan strategy for a global banking group where his role included strategy, business development and due diligence of inorganic opportunities.
Sean’s expertise spans across strategy, customer experience, proposition development, digital, analytics, sales force effectiveness and end-to-end process redesign, across retail and wholesale banking. His past work includes:
Sean has a B.Comm from The University of Melbourne and an MBA from London Business School. Sean is also a CFA charter member and member of CPA Australia
Joseph Huang is Executive Director at Stamford Advisory and Head of Taiwan Office. Prior to joining Stamford Advisory, he has worked as a Project Manager at Oliver Wyman Financial Services, based in their Singapore and Hong Kong office, focusing on Finance & Risk Management.
Joseph’s experience in the last 10 years as a consultant ranges from overall risk management framework review and design to Basel II risk model development and application to performance measurement and management, such as the following:
Joseph Huang is also a frequent trainer and speaker at various financial industry conferences and internal bank training programs. Amongst the clients where he has conducted training workshops are:
Roger Loh is Director of Strategy and Business Development at Stamford Advisory, based in Singapore. Prior to joining Stamford Advisory, Roger was a Vice President in Group Strategy and Planning (AfK) at Deutsche Bank, one of the world’s leading financial services providers, focusing on corporate Strategy and M&A as well as business development.
Roger has also worked in similar roles at various financial institutions globally including OCBC Bank in Singapore, Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong as well as J.P. Morgan Chase and UBS Investment Bank in New York. In his role, Roger has advised management on all aspects of corporate M&A (transaction structuring, due diligence) as well as supported senior executives in formulating business plans across different business divisions including global markets (Equities and FICC), transaction banking, asset management and private wealth management.
Roger has extensive transaction experiences across the entire banking and finance spectrum. Selected transactions in the Asia Pacific region include:
Roger graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University, with a double major in Economics and Mathematical Methods in Social Sciences.