Thio Boon Kiat

Chief Executive Officer
UOB Asset Management Ltd

IBF Fellow (2015)

Fund Management

"Financial markets are constantly evolving. It is important to be open-minded and continuously pursue knowledge and learning. Most importantly, embrace the challenges and enjoy what you do."

Biography

Boon Kiat has over 21 years of investment management experience. He joined UOB Asset Management (UOBAM) in 1994 from the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation. In 2004, Boon Kiat was appointed as Chief Investment Officer of UOBAM, a position he held till his promotion to CEO in 2011.

As CEO, Boon Kiat has been instrumental in developing and designing UOBAM's product strategies for the retail and institutional markets, as well as spearheading UOBAM's expansion into regional markets. Under his leadership, UOBAM has received industry recognition in Singapore and the region. In 2014, UOBAM Singapore garnered the Best of the Best Performance Awards (Asian Bonds, 10-years) and UOBAM Thailand won the Best of the Best Country Awards (Most Innovative Product) by the Asia Asset Management. Prior to 2014, UOBAM was named the Best Onshore Fund House (Singapore) in 2010-2011 at the Asian Investor Investment Performance Awards, and Best Retail House (Singapore) in 2009-2010 at the Asia Asset Management Best of the Best Awards. Boon Kiat was also recognised as the CEO of the Year in Asia in 2014 by Asia Asset Management.

Boon Kiat graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (First Class Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore and is a CFA charterholder. He attended the Investment Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2004 and the Mastering Alternative Investments programme by Insead University in 2006. Boon Kiat currently sits on the boards of several UOBAM subsidiaries and affiliates. He is also Treasurer and a member of the Executive Committee of the Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS).