James Hay, British and born in 1963, has been involved with Asian financial markets since 1986 with BZW and Kim Eng Securities in London, and with Arab-Malaysian Securities, TA Securities and Caspian Securities in Malaysia, where he has lived since 1993. Since 1998, James has primarily been investing fundamentally in Asian markets for himself and, since 2004, for the fund.
Vinchel, an Indonesian National now resident in Singapore, has a Masterís degree in Corporate Finance from Georgia State University. His responsibilities include company analysis and stock selection.
Much of his time is spent visiting companies both in Singapore and the region. His fluency in the Hokkien dialect as well as Indonesian and Malay languages is an asset, especially when English is often not the first language of some of the companiesí managements we encounter.
Irvan is an Indonesian national with and a Singapore permanent resident.
Irvan graduated from Pelita Harapan Business School with a Bachelorís Degree in Economy. He is fluent in English, Bahasa Indonesia and Mandarin.
Kar Mei is a Malaysian national and former sell-side analyst with OSK, for whom she covered the consumer sector. She holds a Bachelor of Medical Bioscience from Monash University and is fluent in English, Mandarin, Malay and Cantonese. She is also a former state mental arithmetic champion.
Zubaidah handles operational matters for Pangolin Investment Management. Previously she has worked for Siemens and Deutsche Bank AG, Malaysia.
Simon trained as an Investment Analyst in London before moving to Asia in 1985. He was the former Head of Research and Head of Sales for BZW in Singapore and Country Manager for Jardine Fleming in Malaysia. He has also worked in Hong Kong. He is now employed as the COO and Director of a Multi-Family Office based in Singapore and as a director of a Geneva based Family Office.
Outside Asia, Simon is a Freeman of the City of London, and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. He is a past president of the Singapore Rowing Association and a past Chairman of the Riding for the Disabled Association of Singapore.
Simon holds a BA (Hons) in Anthropology from Durham University and an MSc from Durham University Business School.