TTF Singapore Ambasadors

David Tong

Managing Director,
CPA Partnership

David Tong, the Managing Director of CPA-Partnership since 2005 is a seasoned tax and accounting professional. He has diverse experience spanning more than 45 years in major fields that include taxation, auditing and transaction advisory services. He has the unique distinction of working with the large accounting firms in different capacities from Audit Manager to Managing Partner as follows:

Arthur Anderson & Co., Sydney & Singapore – Audit Manager/ Technical Director – 7 years

Touche Ross & Co. (now Deloitte Touche), Singapore – Audit Partner / Managing Partner – 11 years

Pannell Kerr Forster (PKF), Singapore – Tax & Transaction advisory services, Managing Partner – 23 years​

Choice Properties Asia Pte Ltd – Property Agency – recent 5 years

Over a period of over 30 years in Touche and PKF, David has gained wide experience in assignments of a consulting nature (mainly in hospitality consulting) besides assurance work such as statutory and internal audits; tax compliance and advisory services, due diligence (in mergers and acquisitions) and related work.

David is a director and/or shareholder of a number of companies across a diverse range of industries that include investments, services, trading and non-profit in Singapore and abroad. His role at these companies is mainly advisory in nature.
David is a fellow member of The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) and a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a Certified Management Consultant and Financial Planner (Malaysia). David has also served as council member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants Singapore (ICPAS) (now know as Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants) and was a founder member of Institute of Management Consultants Singapore.

David is Chairman of the International Trade Council for Singapore since March 1, 2015. He served three years as the Chairman of the Foundation of Rotary Clubs (S) Ltd and Rotary International District 3310 Prevention of Blindness Committee. He started this Committee and has been an advisor to the Committee since its formation in 2004.

David is the Executive Chairman of Century 21 Choice Properties Pte Ltd., a realty company Licenced by Council Estate Agencies, regulator in Singapore.

David handles purchase and sale of commercial and industrial properties & retail outlets. His colleague handled purchase and sale of residential properties and rental of residential and commercial properties.

Dr. Douglas Streeter Rolph

Senior Lecturer,
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

Dr. Douglas Streeter Rolph is a Senior Lecturer of Finance at Singapore University of Technology and Design.  Previously, Dr. Rolph was the founding Academic Director of the Nanyang Professional MBA programme and a Senior Lecturer of Banking and Finance at Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University.  His research focuses on FinTech ecosystems, financial inclusion, and the role of innovation in financial institutions.

Dr Rolph regularly speaks about FinTech, innovation and financial inclusion at industry and international events.  He has been recently interviewed by The Straits Times (Singapore), China Daily, The Business Times (Singapore) and Thomson Reuters.  He has written for The Business Times (Singapore).

Dr. Rolph teaches topics related to investing and risk management.  In 2015, he received the M.Sc. Financial Engineering Teacher of the Year award at Nanyang Business School.

Dr. Rolph also was an Assistant Professor of Finance at City University of Hong Kong and an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He earned a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Washington, Seattle in 2003.

Scott Treloar

Chief Investment Officer,
Noviscient

Scott has 20 years of financial markets experience. He heads up Noviscient, a next-generation investment manager based in Singapore.

He worked as Chief Risk Officer and Portfolio Manager at Vulpes Investment Management, a Singapore alternative investment firm for four years. He spent eight years heading up a quantitative team within Deutsche Bank’s trading business in Singapore.  Before that he worked in venture capital with Macquarie Bank for five years.

Scott’s research interests are the application of hierarchical, probabilistic Bayesian modelling (HPBM) to problems in investment management. This deep, machine learning approach offers significant advantages to asset managers over the more deterministic and ad hoc practices in general use in the industry.

Education
– Bachelor’s Degree, Chemical Engineering, University of Melbourne
– Master of Business Administration, Melbourne Business School
– Master of Quantitative Finance, University of Technology, Sydney
– PhD Finance (candidate), Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales du Nord (EDHEC)

Teaching
– Adjunct Professor for Masters in Quantitative Finance, Singapore Management University (Quantitative Trading Strategies, Research Methods for Quantitative Professionals)
– Lecturer, Henley Executive Hedge Fund Program (Portfolio Risk Management)

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