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The 'young guns’ of the Asian hedge funds, 'Do it once, Do it good’ and stay positive (Part 2)

Friday, April 26, 2013

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Nicholas Gwee
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

Opalesque interviewed three so-called "young guns" of Asia, hedge fund professionals under the age of 25. They share their outlook for the region, and tell Opalesque how they started in the business, about the people who influenced them in pursuing a career in the alternative investment space, and their push for success.

Part One can be found here: Source.

In the second and last part of this series, we present Nicholas Gwee, quantitative investment analyst at SwissAsia Financial Services, a Singapore-based asset manager and Cyrus Mak, Investor Relations Officer at Quam Asset Management, an independent asset manager based in Hong Kong, talk to Opalesque.

Nicholas Gwee

Opalesque: What is your educational background?

Nicholas Gwee: I graduated from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2012, BCs (Hons) where I majored in Mathematics and Economics.

Opalesque: How did you get the job you have now?

NG: I applied directly to the SwissAsia Financial Services after seeing its job listing for quantitative investment analyst. I did two rounds of interview and a case study over a span of two weeks and finally received an o......................

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