KEE Koon Boon
Chief Investment Officer and CEO
Koon Boon is an internationally-featured investor rooted in the principles of value investing for over a decade as a fund manager and analyst in the Asian capital markets. Koon Boon is currently the Executive Director, Chief Executive and Chief Investment Officer at 8 Capital, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ASX-listed 8I Holdings Ltd (ASX: 8IH), helping to manage the listed Asian equities investments in the Hidden Champions Fund.
His previous tenure was fund manager and head of research/analyst at a Singapore-based investment management organization dedicated to the craft of value investing in Asia. He had been with the firm since 2002 and was also part of the core investment committee in significantly outperforming the index in the 10-year-plus flagship Asian fund. He was previously the portfolio manager for Asia-Pacific equities at Korea’s largest mutual fund company.
Koon Boon received his Masters in Finance (magna cum laude, and double degree in Accountancy and Business Management in Finance (both summa cum laude) from the Singapore Management University (SMU). He had taught accounting at his alma mater in SMU.
Koon Boon published cutting-edge empirical research as well as wrote articles about value investing and corporate governance in the media. He had also presented in top banking and finance conferences in Sydney, Cape Town, HK, Beijing and in the recent Emerging Value Summit 2013 and Wide Moat Investing Summit 2013. He is also featured in TEDxWallStreet, Greatinvestors.TV and BeyondProxy.com.