Kok Fai Phoon

Associate Professor Phoon Kok Fai

Associate Professor, Finance Programme

School of Business

Tel: +65 6248 0316

Email: a2ZwaG9vbkBzdXNzLmVkdS5zZw==

Educational Qualifications

  • 1987

    PhD in Finance (Northwestern University)

  • 1981

    MSc in Industrial Engineering (National University of Singapore)

  • 1975

    BASc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering (University of British Columbia)

  • 2007

    Grad Cert in Higher Education (Monash University)

Academic and Professional Experience

  • 2009 - 2015

    Associate Professor in Finance (Practice/Education), Singapore Management University

  • 2013 - 2015

    Co-Director, Masters in Applied Finance Program, Singapore Management University

  • 2004 - 2009

    Senior Lecturer, Monash University, Course Director, Postgraduate Programs and Director, Australasian Banking Research Centre

  • 2002 - 2004

    Executive Director, Ferrell Asset Management Pte Ltd

  • 1998 - 2002

    Senior Manager (Training), Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Pte Ltd

  • 1993 - 1997

    Head of Equity Research, Yamaichi Merchant Bank and Yamaichi Research Institute

  • 1981 - 1992

    Senior Lecturer, Lecturer and Senior Tutor, National University of Singapore

  • 1997 - 1981

    Assistant Executive Engineer, Engineer, Ministry of Labour, Singapore.

  • “Robo-Advisors and Wealth Management”, by Kok Fai PHOON and Francis KOH, Winter 2018, 20, 3, Journal of Alternative Investments, Institutional Investor Journals, 79-94
  • “A Risk and Complexity Rating Framework for Investment Products”, by Benedict S.K. KOH, Francis KOH, David LEE Kuo Chuen, LIM Kian Guan, David NG and PHOON Kok Fai, November/December 2015, 71, 6, Financial Analyst Journal, CFA Institute, 10-28
  • “Housing Policies in Singapore: Evaluation of Recent Proposals and Recommendations for Reform”, by Sock Yong PHANG, Kuo Chuen LEE, Alan CHEONG, Kok Fai PHOON, and Karol WEE, 07/2014, 53, 3, Singapore Economic Review, World Scientific Publishing Company
  • “Stochastic Dominance Analysis of CTA Funds”, by Hooi Lean HOOI, Kok Fai PHOON, and Wing-Keung WONG, 2013, 40, 1, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Springer, 155-1700
  • “The Performance of Commodity Trading Advisors: A Mean-Variance-Ratio Test Approach”, by Zhidong BAI, Kok Fai PHOON, Keyan WANG, and Wing-Keung WONG, 2013, 25, North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, 188-201
  • “Stochastic Dominance Analysis of Asian Hedge Funds”, by Kok Fai PHOON, W.K. WONG, and H.H LEAN, 2008, 16, 3, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 204-223
  • 2004 - Present
    Fund Advisory Board, Ferrell Asset Management
  • 2022 - Present
    Chartered Fintech Professional Charter Holder

  • 2013 - 2014
    Consultant on Risk and Complexity Project for the Investment Management Association of Singapore
  • Funds Management, Alternative Assets, Risk and Performance Measurement and Management.
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