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Singlife with Aviva, a Singapore-based financial services company has appointed Allen Kuo as its Group Deputy Chief Investment Officer. Kuo will strengthen specialist skills within the Investment Office and provide leadership and guidance as Singlife bolsters its asset management capabilities, according to a statement from the organization.
Kuo arrives with more than two decades of investment and risk management experience garnered from several senior positions in companies in Hong Kong, China, and the US. According to the statement, Kuo is familiar with several financial asset classes, but specializes in quantitative finance and investment risk.
“As Singlife continues to make its presence in leading sustainability in financial services, getting the right talent on board and choosing impact investments is key to accelerating our efforts. Comments Kim Rosenkilde, Group Chief Investment Officer, Singlife with Aviva. “I have no doubt that Allen’s wealth of experience will be a great asset to the team and look forward to working closely with him on our investment journey.”
Before joining Singlife, Kuo was the Director and Deputy Chief Risk Officer for the University of California Regents Chief Investment Office. Kuo also served as Head of Investment Risk Management for ING Investment Management and as a Senior Manager for Shanghai Pudong Development Bank. Allen also has experience in academia as an Assistant Professor of Business Education, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Young but Dynamic Investment Team
“I am truly honored to be joining Singlife,” Adds Kuo, “Having seen the tremendous work that the young but dynamic investment team has accomplished in such a short space of time. I look forward to contributing more towards the Singlife mission of not only finding a better way to financial freedom.”
The current Singlife Investment Office was established in January 2022 following the formalization of Singlife with Aviva as a newly merged entity. The team’s responsibilities include asset allocation, portfolio optimisation, manager selection and product solutions.