QUANTITATIVE FINANCE ALUMNI GROUP

The Singapore Management University (SMU) Quantitative Finance Alumni Group (QFAG) is an affinity group comprising undergraduate and postgraduate alumni who have graduated with the Quantitative Finance (QF) major and the Master of Quantitative Finance (MQF) respectively. The Alumni Group is established to provide a platform for networking, professional development and collaboration opportunities; and in so, build a wide and well-connected community of QF alumni amongst professionals in Singapore and Asia Pacific. This will be achieved through close collaboration with the SMU Office of Alumni Relations (OAR), and through establishment of the SMU QFAG as a group under the umbrella of the Singapore Management University Alumni Association (SMUAA).

GROUP MEMBERSHIP

Graduates from all QF programs (Undergraduate and Postgraduate) at SMU are automatically part of the alumni group. No membership fees are required.

ACTIVITIES

The Group will organise at least 2 activities per year. Some of the activities may include:

  • Networking/Social Events
  • Talks/Workshops/Panel Discussions with Industry Professionals 
  • Company Visits 
  • Coaching/Mentoring 
  • Campus Outreach 

STAYING IN TOUCH

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/smuqfag

LinkedIn: https://smu.sg/linkedin-QFAG

1ST SMU QFAG EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

RAY YEO (BBM 2014)

PRESIDENT

 

What is he doing now? 

I am a Quantitative Analyst in OCBC Bank, Market Risk Management. Our team’s main responsibility is model validation, where we validate cross-asset pricing models on platforms used by the bank and ensure its appropriateness, correctness of implementation, and identification/impact assessment of gaps. We also extend quantitative expertise in areas such as quantification of credit exposures and statistical analysis in support of various regulatory-driven projects.

His Message to SMU QF Alumni: 

As a SMU QF alumnus, you are part of the SMU QF family. Even as you graduate from SMU and go on to build your career, I hope you continue to stay in touch with and contribute to the community, keeping the bond strong amongst your friends, batch mates, professors and students (future alumni)! Together, we can create win-win outcomes for everyone and showcase the strength and uniqueness of QF in SMU.

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NG KIAN BOON (MQF 2013)

VICE PRESIDENT

What is he doing now?

I am currently working in M&A and investments covering commodities. Also an investor and advisor in a Singapore-based food manufacturing startup. Grateful for the opportunities and doors that were opened as a result of Master of Science in Quantitative Finance. 

His message to SMU QF Alumni:

When we were in school, the quantitative finance major was always special because it was very different from every other majors. We were also the smallest cohorts, but we have never let that stopped us from doing great things together. If your schedule allows, and your heart willing, please consider joining us in the committee or participate in the events that we have planned.

MARC SONG JIASHUN (BBM 2013)

DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY RELATIONS

What is he doing now?

I am working as an eFX trader at Natwest Markets. My role is to ensure that prices are constantly being streamed to our clients and to operate algorithms to risk manage the flows. With the paradigm shift towards technology in banking, I am required to work with a global team of technologists, traders and quants to automate processes and improve the algorithms. 

His message to SMU QF Alumni:

Never stop learning. Your degree provides you with the platform to acquire more knowledge, but it is not the end of your education. Stay hungry for knowledge, and open your mind to ideas.

CHOW HUI MIN (MQF 2014)

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

What is she doing now?

I am a Quantitative Analyst at OCBC bank. I validate pricing and risk models and contribute to bank-wide projects that require quantitative expertise.

Her Message to SMU QF Alumni:

It is a joy to be part of our SMU QF family! I would like to invite all SMU QF alumni to stay in touch with each other via our social media groups. These are also platforms for potential collaborations, professional development, as well as opportunities to guide current SMU QF students.

CHATHURA DISSANAYAKE (MQF 2014)

DIRECTOR OF LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

What is he doing now?

I am working as a Valuation Specialist at Ernst & Young LLP, Financial Instruments Valuation team. My team provides independent valuation of financial instruments and expert assessment in Hedge Accounting. I use financial engineering techniques to assist clients in understanding and valuing vanilla derivatives and other complex securities, for financial reporting, risk management and regulatory compliance purposes.

His Message to SMU QF Alumni: 

It is really exciting to be part of the SMU QFAG which brings together all past graduates from QF and MQF disciplines consisting of all SMU ‘quants’. I would like to invite all QF and MQF alumni out there to join the QFAG family and make this opportunity to network, learn and give back to our alma mater.