Peter Douglas

CAIA Assocation and GFIA Pte Ltd

IBF Distinguished Fellow (2009)

Fund Management

"You're learning every day of your life. Question everything around you. Think about how your world works. Formal study benchmarks that learning but is a milestone, not the journey itself."


Mr Peter Douglas CAIA is the principal of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association Singapore and is the founder and principal of GFIA Pte Ltd. Established in 1998, the Singapore-based firm researches skill-based manager and their funds, exclusively those investing in emerging markets, focussing on Asia.

Prior to founding GFIA, Mr Douglas spent ten years in various roles with the Foreign & Colonial group of asset management companies both in London and Tokyo. He then spent three years as a director of Aberdeen Asset Management in Singapore.

Mr Douglas was a founder of the Financial Planning Association of Singapore (FPAS); he was the Council Member for Asia-Pacific for the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) representing Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore, and a director of AIMA for ten years. He was also a director of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association for eight years. He chairs the Student Advisory Centre, a Singapore charity working with youth at risk, and is a non-executive director of a number of corporate and third sector entities in various jurisdictions.

He holds an honours degree from the University of Exeter, an MBA from INSEAD, and is a pioneer cohort Charted Alternative Investment Analyst. He speaks English, Japanese, and some French.