Board Members and Facilitators « Stamford Wealth Academy

Board Members and Facilitators

Mr. William Chan – CAM, CRM, MFP, CFOS™

Mr. William Chan is Founder and Chairman of Stamford Privee Pte Ltd, a multi- family office. After spending 9 years in one of the largest Swiss banks in the initial part of his career; William spent 3 years with one of the largest independent Trust companies in Asia. William holds the Chartered Asset Manager, Chartered Risk Manager and Master Financial Professional designations from American Academy of Financial Management and is on the Board of Advisors of AAFM ( William is also a qualified Associate Financial Consultant (AFC), a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) candidate, and an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF). He is also curriculum consultant to the Singapore Polytechnic on their Financial Markets modules, and speaks regularly in many other financial seminars in the region.

Mr. Ramesh Shahdadpuri – CAIA, FRM, CFOS™

Mr. Ramesh started his professional career as a financial analyst with Stern Stewart & Company, a corporate finance consulting firm in New York, USA.   He joined Goldman Sachs & Company in New York, USA in the Fixed Income Division as a research analyst and covered high-yield securities, mezzanine debt, corporate restructurings and special situations.  He was a Director with the Mercantile Group of companies in Singapore, Hong Kong and New York, and was responsible for business development, finance and investments.

He is a Senior Lecturer at Nanyang Polytechnic – School of Business Management, and leads various undergraduate and executive programmes in Banking & Finance, with additional responsibilities in the areas of Economics and International Business.  Mr. Ramesh is actively engaged with the financial industry and the government regulator in the development of academic and professional courses in Alternative Investments, Fund Administration, Risk Management and Complex Investment Products.  He also works with communications consultants to review the corporate and financial reports of leading regional public companies

Mr. Ramesh graduated from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in USA with a Bachelor of Science (Honours – Magna Cum Laude), majoring in International Finance and Decision Science.   Ramesh holds the professional qualifications of Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), Chartered Family Office Specialist (CFOS) and Financial Risk Manager (FRM).   He is a member of CAIA Association and Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).

Mr Ataru Onuma – MBA, CFOS™

Mr. Ataru joins us with a wealth of experience in fund management and product structuring. Mr. Ataru was founding member of Japan base private equity fund management company, Ant Capital Partners, which had US$1.4 bln AUM. He was also a former VP of Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he was structured products, and MBS trader and product manager for 8 years. Mr. Ataru graduated with a B.S. in Business Administrative Studies and Minor in Computer Science and lives in Singapore with his wife and son.

Mr Pradeep Verma

Mr. Pradeep Verma possesses over 20 years investment management experience working with asset management, insurance, hedge funds and banking in various locations including London, Luxembourg, Bahrain, Dubai, India and Singapore. He has passion for investing and skilled in assessing macro-economic issues.

His areas of expertise are: global asset allocation; all asset classes including global equities, bonds, FX, commodities; corporate finance and private equity; conduct due-diligence on managers including hedge fund managers; portfolio construction, strategy and monitoring; and treasury, derivatives, and risk management functions.