Senior Management

Ed Peter, Chairman

Ed Peter, Chairman, is the co-founder of Duxton Asset Management Pte Ltd ("Duxton"). Prior to forming Duxton in 2009, Ed was Head of Deutsche Asset Management Asia Pacific ("DeAM Asia"), Middle East & North Africa.


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Ed Peter, Chairman

Ed Peter, Chairman, is the co-founder of Duxton Asset Management ("Duxton"). Prior to forming Duxton in 2009, Ed was Head of Deutsche Asset Management Asia Pacific ("DeAM Asia"), Middle East & North Africa. He was also a member of the Deutsche Bank's (DB) Group Equity Operating Committee and Asset Management Operating Committee. Ed joined DB in 1999 as Head of Equities and Branch Manager of DB Switzerland. In March 2001, Ed moved to Hong Kong with Deutsche Bank and was appointed Head of Global Equities for Asia and Australia, becoming responsible for all of Global Emerging Markets Equities in the beginning of 2003. In November 2004, Ed became Head of Asian and Emerging Market Equities for the new Global Markets Division. Ed started his career in 1986 in Swiss equity sales for Credit Suisse in Geneva. In 1989, he moved to S.G. Warburg with responsibility for the sale of Swiss equities worldwide. In 1998, he was appointed Managing Director with responsibility for the International Swiss Equities and Derivatives sales force. Mr Peter holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. Ed’s first foray into Agricultural investing was in 1999 and he remains passionately interested in Agriculture today. He is on the University of Adelaide’s Agribusiness advisory board, the University of Adelaide’s Wine Advisory board, and on the board of Wine Australia. Ed is married to Julie, a proud South Australian, and has 4 children. Ed draws and paints, makes noise on his saxophone, and can often be found flying around Australia in his bush plane when he is not in his veggie patch. His wife of 25 years still puts up with him and he has 4 children who would prefer if he didn’t grow quite so many veggies.

Desmond Sheehy, CIO - Private Equity

Desmond Sheehy, CIO - Private Equity, is a co-founder and shareholder in Duxton Asset Management Pte Ltd.


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Desmond Sheehy, CIO - Private Equity

Desmond Sheehy is a co-founder and shareholder in Duxton Asset Management Pte Ltd. As well as general management responsibilities for the firm, Desmond is responsible for the investment management activities of Duxton. As well as setting and overseeing the investment strategy for the firm he serves as a non-executive director of a number of Duxton investee companies globally including in Latin America, India, Africa, Asia and ANZ. In addition he serves on a number of global task forces and committees focused on sustainable investment in emerging markets and food security.

Prior to founding Duxton, Desmond worked for Deutsche Asset Management (DeAM) Asia from July 2005 - April 2009, where he was a Managing Director and was the Head of the Complex Asset Investment group which raised a number of funds and mandates focused on emerging market and agriculture related investments. In addition to providing fiduciary oversight and managing the day-to-day running of the funds, Desmond’s roles included sourcing and evaluating new opportunities and strategies for investment, planning, structuring, financing and supervising the in-depth financial, technical, legal and financial due diligence of investments. Prior to joining DeAM, Desmond worked at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) as a Senior Investment Officer in both Washington DC and Hong Kong, where he was responsible for the origination, evaluation, execution and supervision of investments throughout Asia, working on several innovative and successful deals across the region. Before joining IFC, Desmond spent nine years as an engineer working throughout Europe and Asia on large infrastructure projects. Desmond holds an MBA from INSEAD (1998) and a BE (1988) from UCC in Ireland.

Scott Jaffray, CEO (Singapore) & CIO - Listed Equity

Scott Jaffray began his career in Asset Management in 1986 and has over 30 years' experience in managing client portfolios. Scott joined Duxton in February 2017 - He is the CEO of Duxton Asset Management Pte Ltd; CIO - Listed Equity and a shareholder of Duxton.


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Scott Jaffray, CEO (Singapore) & CIO - Listed Equity

Scott Jaffray began his career in Asset Management in 1986 and has over 30 years' experience in managing client portfolios. Scott joined Duxton in February 2017 - He is the CEO of Duxton Asset Management Pte Ltd; CIO - Listed Equity and a shareholder of Duxton.

Prior to joining Duxton, Scott worked with Deutsche Asset Management in Asia. After joining in 2005, he held several positions including CIO Asia Pacific and served as a Director of DeAM (Asia) Pte Ltd. Scott started his career as an equity analyst and launched his first mutual fund as portfolio manager in 1989. After managing portfolios for two large insurance companies, Scott joined Pictet Asset Management in 1996 where he was both a lead Portfolio Manager and responsible for the Developed Equity Group.

Scott graduated in 1986 with a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. He is an associate member of the CFA Institute and ASIP (UK).

Stephen Duerden, CEO (Australia)

Stephen Duerden has over 26 years' experience in the Investment Management industry. Stephen is a co-founder and shareholder in Duxton Asset Management Pte Ltd having joined the business in May 2009 as COO/CFO.


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Stephen Duerden, CEO (Australia)

Stephen Duerden (CEO) has over 26 years of experience in Investment Management and joined Duxton in May 2009. Prior to then, Stephen was the COO and Director for both the Complex Assets Investments Team and the Singapore operation of DeAM Asia. During his tenure in Australia, Stephen was a member of the Australian Executive Committee responsible for the management of the Australian business, with assets under management of approximately AUD $20 billion, and a member of the Private Equity Investment Committee overseeing the management of over AUD $2.5 billion in Private Equity and Infrastructure assets. Stephen has had exposure to a broad range of financial products and services during his career. He has been involved in direct property development and management, the listing and administration of REITS, as well as the operation and investment of more traditional asset portfolios. Stephen is currently a Director and Investment Committee member of a number of Cayman-based investment funds managed by Duxton, including the DWS Global Agricultural Land & Opportunities fund Limited and the DWS Vietnam Fund. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting Finance and Systems with merit from the University of NSW Australia and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investments from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. Stephen is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Certified Practicing Accountant.

Wanyi Huang, Head of Legal and Compliance

Wanyi Huang, Head of Legal and Compliance, joined Duxton Asset Management Pte Ltd in July 2009.


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Wanyi Huang, Head of Legal and Compliance

Wanyi Huang, Head of Legal and Compliance, joined Duxton in July 2009. Prior to joining Duxton, Wanyi was at WongPartnership LLP where her main areas of practice included mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial transactions, regulatory compliance, securities advisory, corporate governance and asset management. Transactions of significance which Wanyi has been involved in include representing the senior management of SGX-ST-mainboard listed Landwind Medical Holdings Limited in consortium arrangements with Citigroup Venture Capital International Growth Partnership and Citigroup Venture Capital International Co-Investment, L.P and acting as Singapore counsel for ADSM-listed Aabar Petroleum Investments Company PJSC in its successful voluntary conditional cash offer for SGX-mainboard listed Pearl Energy Limited. Wanyi was seconded to Deutsche Bank for 8 months from March 2008 as legal counsel to DeAM Asia, where she provided legal support to DeAM Asia's Complex Asset Investments Team. Wanyi graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LL.B. and was admitted to the Singapore Bar.

Investment Team

Scott Weldon, Head of Trading and CRM, joined Duxton in March 2010.


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Scott Weldon, Head of Strategy and Research, joined Duxton in March 2010 as Director of Research and Trading. Prior to joining Duxton, Scott worked over ten years as an equity research analyst, beginning in 1999 for Deutsche Bank Zurich where he had responsibility for Swiss mid-cap stocks, and subsequently for Deutsche Bank Paris, where he became European Sector Analyst for the sectors of Luxury Goods, Cosmetics and Sporting Goods. In 2004 he joined Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch in Geneva, Switzerland (later merged with Vontobel Investment Banking) where he was Senior Equity Analyst for the Food and Consumer Goods sectors. His teams were consistently rated among the top three for research by Institutional Investor. Before joining Deutsche Bank, Scott worked for 13 years as a Consultant and Actuary for Watson Wyatt. Scott holds a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics from Carleton College, in Northfield Minnesota.

Sharon Seet, Director, joined Duxton in March 2017.


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Sharon Seet, Director, joined Duxton in March 2017 as part of the Asian Equity team. Prior to joining Duxton, Sharon was with Deutsche Asset Management since 2014, where she was part of the Asian Institutional Equities Team as Deputy Portfolio Manager and Equity Analyst. Prior to this, she was with Fundamental Capital Advisors with responsibility for managing the long book of an Asia –Pacific hedge fund. She was previously an Equity Analyst with Novatera Capital from 2007 to 2011. Sharon began her finance career at UBS in London and subsequently at Deutsche Bank in Singapore as a corporate finance analyst. Sharon graduated with a Masters degree in Risk Management, and a Bachelors degree in Economics (First Class Honors) from the London School of Economics.

Michael Sweeney, Director, joined Duxton in October 2010.


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Michael Sweeney, Director, joined Duxton in October 2010. Prior to joining Duxton, Michael worked in London for the past 3 years, the last 2 of which were in the commercial agriculture sector. During his time in the agriculture sector, Michael worked for Akkeron Group, a London based agriculture investment firm, and as a consultant advising clients on emerging market deals in Brazil, Bulgaria, Romania, and the Ukraine. Prior to Akkeron, Michael worked in Investment Banking for 4 years in London and New York for Citibank and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein respectively. While in banking, Michael specialized in M&A transactions in the real estate and natural resources sectors. Michael holds a BA from Columbia University in History and Economics.

Qing Yang Cheong, Vice President, joined Duxton in February 2013


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Qing Yang Cheong, Vice President, joined Duxton in February 2013. His key responsibilities include executing private equity transactions and the management of direct agricultural investments in emerging markets. Prior to joining Duxton, he worked in operations, project management and financial audit at Citibank and Deloitte. Qing Yang graduated with a double degree in Accountancy and Business (Banking & Finance) from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Benjamin Lim, Vice President, joined Duxton in June 2018


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Benjamin joined Duxton Asset Management in June 2018. Benjamin has more than 10 years of investment experience most recently with Deutsche Asset Management. Benjamin joined Deutsche Asset Management in 2016 as part of the Asia Institutional Equities Team as an Equity Analyst for a SWF mandate. Prior to Deutsche he was an Investment Manager at Whitefield Capital Management, where since 2014 he held research and portfolio management responsibilities for investments in the ASEAN region. Benjamin commenced his career in the Credit Suisse HOLT Equity Valuation and Research team in 2008 and moved on to various equity research roles at brokerages including Daiwa Capital Markets and Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation. In his equity research roles, he has covered a wide range of sectors, including Oil & Gas, Industrials, and Technology, Media & Telecoms.
Education Qualifications: Benjamin graduated with a Bachelors degree in Business Management (majored in Finance and Economics) from the Singapore Management University. He is expected to complete his Masters degree in Professional Accounting from the Singapore Management University by December 2018.

Kelvin Tan, Vice President, joined Duxton in July 2017.


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Kelvin Tan, Vice President, joined Duxton in July 2017. Prior to joining Duxton, he was awarded the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Academic Scholarship and had served as a Military Officer for 10 years. His responsibilities in the Army include management of junior officers and soldiers, and resources and manpower restructuring for the Army.
Educational Qualifications: Kelvin graduated with a bachelor degree in Arts and Social Science, majoring in Economics from the National University of Singapore in 2009.

Kai Chong Tai, Vice President, joined Duxton in July 2016.


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Kai Chong Tai, Vice President, joined Duxton in July 2016. Prior to joining Duxton, Kai Chong worked over four years at PNB-SBI Asean Gateway Investment Management based in Malaysia, where he had the responsibility of analyzing and executing private equity transactions in Southeast-Asia, China and Australia. Prior to that, he was a Product Engineer at Globalfoundries in Singapore where he was involved in product failure analysis and yield improvement projects. He holds an MBA from the Nanyang Technological University and a B.Eng (Electrical) from the National University of Singapore.

Phoon Pei Jing, Analyst, joined Duxton in March 2017.


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Phoon Pei Jing, Analyst, joined Duxton in March 2017. Prior to joining Duxton, she took on the role of a relationship manager with DBS Bank. She has also accumulated work experience in the industry through internships with the wealth management team in OCBC Bank as well as with the risk management team in Bank of Singapore. Pei Jing graduated with a bachelor degree in Economics, and a second major in Finance, from the Singapore Management University.

Finance & Operations Team

Jessie Ong, CFO

Jessie Ong, CFO, joined Duxton in Aug 2009.


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Jessie Ong, CFO

Jessie Ong, CFO, joined Duxton in Aug 2009. She has over 16 years of experience in finance, of which more than 10 years have been spent in the asset management industry. Prior to joining Duxton, Jessie was Head of Product Control in Capstone Investment Advisors (Singapore) Pte Ltd, responsible for Finance, all stages of Operations from matching trades to reconciling Administrator's report and assisted in Compliance matters. Before joining Duxton, Jessie was with Emirates Tarian Asset Management Pte Ltd where she recruited a team of finance, settlements and compliance personnel, formulated and implemented internal controls, and ensured smooth operations. In 2005, she was the Vice President in Finance and Operations of Artradis Fund Management Pte Ltd where she computed the net asset values for all the 6 funds of the Company totaling USD$1 billion in AUM. Jessie also held a number of executive positions in finance and marketing in her early career. Jessie Ong is a Certified Public Accountant with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore.

Sally Hendrawati, Operations Officer

Sally Hendrawati, Operations Officer, joined Duxton in November 2012.


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Sally Hendrawati, Operations Officer

Sally Hendrawati, Operations Officer, joined Duxton in November 2012. Prior to joining Duxton, Sally was with Asian Management Singapore Pte Ltd as Operations Analyst for almost 3.5 years. She managed daily trade operations and prepared performance/attribution reports to Operations Managers. Sally oversaw the reconciliation, matching and settlement of trades. Sally also spent a year as Client Data Management Officer with a The Royal Bank of Scotland where she dealt with the authentication and maintenance of Standard Settlement Instructions. Sally holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with University of Bradford.

Vanessa Ang, Finance Officer

Vanessa Ang, Finance Officer, joined Duxton in May 2010.


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Vanessa Ang, Finance Officer

Vanessa Ang, Finance Officer, joined Duxton in May 2010, she took a 3 year hiatus from work to care for her children and rejoined Duxton in Jan 2016. She has more than 7 yrs of accounting experience in both the private and public sector. Prior to joining Duxton, she was an Accounts Officer with a French MNC where she dealt with full set accounts of an overseas representative office. Her responsibilities include internal audit, GST and withholding tax reporting. Vanessa also spent 3 yrs of her career with Singapore Ministry of Defence as a Finance Executive covering various accounts receivable portfolio.Vanessa holds a Bachelor in Finance and Economics with Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University.

Compliance

Kevin Shee, Compliance Officer

Kevin Shee, Compliance Officer, joined Duxton in August 2017.


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Office & HR Management