Clifford Lee Hock Tan

Managing Director & Head of Fixed Income, Treasury & Markets
DBS Bank Ltd

IBF Fellow (2014)

Financial Markets

"Success in itself is not worth much if it cannot make a meaningful impact to society"


Clifford started his banking career in 1991 with Citibank Singapore and proceeded thereafter to assume a wide range of senior positions in leading financial institutions the likes of Peregrine Fixed Income (Director, Global Head of Syndicate), WestLB (Director, Head of Asia Origination) and BankBoston (Managing Director, Head of Structured Finance) before joining DBS Bank in 2004 to build up its Fixed Income business across the region.

By having a career very focused on the Asian Debt Markets starting from the mid 1990s, Clifford has originated and executed a broad array of plain-vanilla/structured/equity-linked debt transactions across the Asian region in both G3 as well as local currencies, to cater to domestic as well as international investors. He is presently the Head of Fixed Income in DBS Bank, overall in charge of the Bank's bond origination, syndicate and sales functions. He also continues to serve on several working committees focused on the development of emerging bond markets and is a regular speaker in Asian bond seminars held globally.

Clifford holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore.