Cheng Chih Sung

Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Avanda Investment Management Pte. Ltd.

Cheng Chih Sung

Cheng Chih Sung

Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Avanda Investment Management Pte. Ltd.

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Avanda Investment Management Pte. Ltd.

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Founding Partner at Avanda Investment Management Pte. Ltd.

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Founding Partner & Chief Investment Officer at Avanda Investment Management Pte. Ltd.

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Former Head of Financial Supervision at Monetary Authority of Singapore

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Chief Executive Officer at GIC Pte Ltd.

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Chief Executive Officer at IHS Markit Ltd.

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Former Chief Corporate Officer at CapitaLand Ltd.

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Head of Strategic Allocation & External Managers at Avanda Investment Management Pte. Ltd.

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President at MIT Investment Management Co.

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Chief Executive Officer at Wealth Management Institute Pte Ltd.

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President Emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Cheng Chih Sung
Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Avanda Investment Management Pte. Ltd.
MSc in Applied Mathematics

University of Waterloo is home to world-changing research and inspired teaching. At the hub of a growing network of global partnerships, Waterloo will shape the future by building bridges with industry and between disciplines, institutions and communities.

PhD in Pure Mathematics

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Minnesota, U of M, or The U) is a public research university located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, United States, with the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses being approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) apart. It is the oldest and largest campus within the University of Minnesota system and has the sixth-largest main campus student body in the United States, with 51,853 students in 2012–2013. The university is broadly organized into 19 colleges and schools, and it has sister campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Rochester.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
2014 - Current

Avanda is a long-term investor that pursues diversification systematically across multiple risk dimensions. Their Global Multi-Asset strategy invests in publicly traded bonds, equities and currencies in both developed and emerging markets. The strategy draws on systematic sources of risk premia from both traditional asset classes and non-traditional investment strategies, as well as skill-based sources of returns through active management. The firm’s Asian Equities strategy invests primarily in the listed equities of high quality businesses in the Asia Pacific region, employing an intensive fundamental bottom-up stock-picking approach to build a high conviction portfolio. The Global Fixed Income strategy focuses on the preservation of purchasing power and the generation of good quality total returns over time by opportunistically allocating across various fixed income sectors. Sector selection is driven by macro analysis on the economic cycle and specific key drivers, as well as deep-dive analysis in sectors that offer compelling opportunities.

Special Advisor, Risk Management
2013 - Current

Monetary Authority of Singapore operates as central bank. It oversees various monetary functions associated with banking as well as finance. Before its establishment, monetary functions were performed by government departments and agencies. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Singapore.

Chief Risk Officer
1993 - 2011

GIC Pte Ltd. operates as non-commodity-based sovereign wealth fund. It invests in the unlisted public and private equity with a focus on health care, financial and business services. The company was founded by Goh Keng Swee in 1981 and is headquartered in Singapore.

Boards & Committees
Non-Executive Director
2013 - Current

Markit Group Ltd. provides trade processing and financial data software services. The firm offers consulting, current event analysis, cross-industry directories, market insight, forecasts and company analysis, market intelligence platforms, software and design tools, standards and regulations, technical and specialized data, and training services. The company was founded by Rony Grushka, Lance Uggla, Tom McNerney, Kevin Gould in 2001 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Member, Board of Directors

NTUC Income manages a money market fund invested primarily in Singaporean bank deposits and corporate bonds. They also invest in real estate, loans, and marginally in derivative financial instruments.


The Singapore University of Technology and Design is the fourth autonomous university to be established in Singapore. SUTD undergraduate students are granted either a Bachelor of Engineering or a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in one of its four areas of focus, called "pillars": Architecture and Sustainable Design (ASD), Engineering Product Development (EPD), Engineering Systems Design (ESD), or Information Systems and Technology Design (ISTD). It also offers an MIT–SUTD Dual Master’s degree program, a full-time program leading to a degree from both MIT and SUTD. SUTD also offers Ph.D. degrees in each of its four pillars. The university opened its doors at its Dover Road interim campus in April 2012. Its permanent campus at Changi opened in January 2015. It is the only university to be located in the eastern part of Singapore.

Beijing, China
2nd Annual China Venture Capital Private Equity CFO Conference Review

China Venture Capital Finance Organization (“CVCFO”) is a non-profit association of finance professionals in venture capital (“VC”) and private equity (“PE”) firms in the Greater China Region. It is established in 2009 inspired by the idea to provide a platform for information sharing and networking within the community of China focused VC and PE finance professionals. Today, CVCFO has attracted more than 100 members, positioning in more than 80 venture capital firms from Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. CVCFO is endeavoring to build an industry harbor where members can: feel comfortable and confident in their solutions and knowledge through brain storming and high quality resource sharing; build the personal skills needed to further their careers; voice as one advocating for a healthy and transparent finance and tax environment in China; promote and maintain high ethical and professional standards; find their working life and off-work hours more Valuable and Enjoyable. To do this, CVCFO will sponsor conferences, seminars, social gatherings and events, luncheons and dinner parties for members across Beijing , Shanghai and Hong Kong, and maintain its members-only website. This website allows members to participate in discussion forums, view and post job descriptions, instant messenger with other members and access various documents including industry updated newsletters, and seminars and events records.

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