Colin Chen

Managing Director, Head of Structured Debt Solutions, Treasury and Markets
DBS Bank Ltd

IBF Fellow (2017)

Financial Markets

"With greater interconnectivity and rapidly evolving financial markets, the need for continued learning becomes even more critical. We need to have the courage to be a disruptor in conventional thought and process to stay ahead and be relevant to the industry."


​Colin has more than 22 years of Investment Banking and Structured Capital Markets experience.  He is currently Head of Structured Debt Solutions in the Treasury and Markets Division at DBS Bank and is responsible for building and expanding DBS' push to provide its clients structured fund raising solutions.

He was previously the Head of Securitization and Financial Engineering at The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ where he successfully expanded the firm's presence in Asia.  He started his career at the Union Bank of Switzerland in 1995 and was involved in establishing and building out the Asian asset-backed finance business for Asia and has held similar senior positions at CIBC World Markets and Bank of America.

Colin has worked in the public, private and asset-backed CP markets and has transaction experience in auto receivables, mortgages, credit cards, consumer loans, trade receivables, leases and collateralized loan and bond obligations.

He is currently serving as the Association of Banks in Singapore's Chairman of the Standing Committee on Covered Bonds and elected as the European Covered Bond Council's Chairman of the Global Issues Working Group.  Colin also chairs the Structured Credit Committee at the Asian Securities and Financial Markets Association and sits on the board of the China Securitisation Forum.