Kok Fai Phoon

Associate Professor Phoon Kok Fai

Associate Professor, Finance Programme

School of Business

Tel: +65 6248 0316

Email: a2ZwaG9vbkBzdXNzLmVkdS5zZw==

Educational Qualifications


PhD in Finance (Northwestern University)


MSc in Industrial Engineering (National University of Singapore)


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


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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