Michael Teo

Chief Operating Officer
Avanda Investment Management Pte. Ltd

IBF Fellow (2014)

Technology & Operations

"As an IBF Fellow, I look forward to working with IBF to contribute to the further development of the financial industry in Asia."


​Michael is currently a Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Avanda Investment Management.
He started his career in the financial industry in 1994 when he joined JP Morgan. He went on to spend about thirteen years there in a variety of Middle Office and Operations functions. His last appointment at JP Morgan was Head of Operations for Credit, Rates, FX and Commodities in the Asia Pacific region, as well as Chief Operating Officer for JP Morgan's Singapore office.  Prior to that, he was  Head  of  Technology  and  Operations  for  the  bank's  Asia  Pacific  branches and Chief Operating Officer for JP Morgan in Seoul. He has also held various positions in New York and Brussels.
Michael joined Barclays in 2007, assuming responsibility for Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Operations in Asia Pacific. In addition, Michael was Head of Operations for the regional branches in Asia.  He was also the Chief Operating Officer for the firm’s International Business Centre in Singapore and played a key role in building up Singapore as an Operations hub for Barclays globally. In 2009/2010, Michael was promoted to be Managing Director and Head of Operations for Asia Pacific. This included the Investment Bank, Wealth and Corporate Bank Operations in Asia. He was also Global Head of Utilities Services (Reconciliations, MIS and Data).
Michael graduated from the National University of Singapore with a BA (Economics and Political Science) in 1994