Milestones & Accolades

 *Please click on the green bars to view our achievements throughout the years.

2017

  • Pheim Singapore launched a new Cayman Islands fund, Pheim ASEAN All-Cap Equity Fund on May 17, 2017. The fund has been approved by the Monetary Authoritiy of Singapore under Restricted scheme which may be offered in Singapore to accredited investor only.

 

  • Dr Tan was named “The Warren Buffett of Asia” by World Wealth Creation Conference 2017 in The Straits Times, Singapore(April 20, 2017) for being one of the best performing fund managers and for truly enhancing value-investing.

 

  • Pheim SICAV-SIF – ASEAN Emerging Companies Fund (formerly known as ASEAN Emerging Companies Growth Fund Ltd) was awarded “Best of the Best Performance Awards 2016” for 10-year period ending September 2016 for the ASEAN Equity Category by Asia Asset Management, a Hong Kong based publisher of Journal of Investments and Pensions.

Period

Fund Return

Benchmark Return

10-Year

+175.24%*

+65.23%*

 

  •  Pheim SICAV-SIF – ASEAN Emerging Companies Fund was ranked No.1 for 15- and 20-year periods as at Sep, 2016 under category EAA Fund ASEAN Equity, by Morningstar.

Period

Fund Return

Benchmark Return

15-Year

+736.75%*

+269.91%*

20-Year

+352.03%*

+1.62%*

 

  •  Dana Makmur Pheim (Balanced Islamic Fund) won The Edge-Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Award (Malaysia Islamic Funds) for Best Fund under Mixed Asset MYR Balanced – Malaysia Category for the 3-year, 5-year and 10-year periods ending December 2016. This was the second consecutive year that the fund has won the Award for all three 3-year, 5-year and 10-year periods. For the 3-year and 5-year periods, the fund actually won the Award for the third consecutive year.

Period

Fund Return

Benchmark Return

3-Year

+17.86%*

-0.40%*

5-Year

+57.83%*

+17.96%*

10-Year

+118.74%*

+57.81%*

 

  • Dana Makmur Pheim (Balanced Islamic Fund) won The Edge-Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Award (Malaysia Provident Funds) for Best Fund under Mixed Asset MYR Balanced – Malaysia Category for 3-year and 5-year periods ending December 2016.

Period

Fund Return

Benchmark Return

3-Year

+17.86%*

-0.40%*

5-Year

+57.83%*

+17.96%*

 

 

 

2016

  • Pheim Malaysia was recognised by the CFA Institute as one of the first 2 firms in Malaysia to claim compliance with CFA Institute’s Asset Manager Code of Professional Conduct, which provides a benchmark of ethical conduct by asset managers and offers a higher level of confidence in firms that adopt the code.

  • Dr Tan was awarded “Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2016” under the Financial Services industry category by Enterprise Asia.

  • Pheim Malaysia was ranked No. 1 for Best 3-Year Return on Investment (ROI) Domestic Equity Portfolio Manager Year 2015, Best Domestic Equity Portfolio Manager Year 2015 by Employees Provident Fund (EPF) of Malaysia.

  • Dana Makmur Pheim (Balanced Islamic Fund) won Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Award (Global Islamic) for Best Fund under Mixed Asset MYR Balanced – Malaysia Category for 3-year, 5-year and 10-year periods ending December 2015.

  • Dana Makmur Pheim (Balanced Islamic Fund) won The Edge-Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Award (Malaysia Islamic Funds) for Best Fund under Mixed Asset MYR Balanced – Malaysia Category for 3-year, 5-year and 10-year periods ending December 2015.

    Period

    Fund Return

    Benchmark Return

    3-Year

    +49.27%*

    +11.26%*

    5-Year

    +60.73%*

    +24.11%*

    10-Year

    +164.89%*

    +88.82%*

     

  • Pheim Malaysia won Best Mixed Assets Group Award for 2015 awarded by The Edge-Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards.

  • Pheim SICAV-SIF – ASEAN Emerging Companies Fund (formerly known as ASEAN Emerging Companies Growth Fund Ltd) was awarded “Best of the Best Performance Awards 2015” for 3-year, 10-year and 20-year periods ending September 2015 for the ASEAN Equity Category by Asia Asset Management, a Hong Kong based publisher of Journal of Investments and Pensions.  

    Period

    Fund Return

    Benchmark Return

    3-Year

    -3.63%*

    -25.76%*

    10-Year

    +204.25%*

    +70.85%*

    20-Year

    +285.07%*

    -2.94%*

     

  • Dr Tan resigned from Pheim Malaysia as Chief Executive Officer and was appointed as Executive Chairman/ Chief Strategist of Pheim Malaysia in Feb 2016.

 

2015

  • Dr Tan was appointed as Chief Executive Officer/Chief Strategist of Pheim Singapore in October 2015. 

  • Dr Tan Chong Koay was named “Market Wizard of Malaysia” by Beijing-based The China Daily on March 14-15, 2015 Edition under the Entrepreneur Special Section coincided with the Closing Meeting of the Top Political Advisory Body’s Annual Session.

  • On 20th anniversary of Pheim SICAV-SIF-ASEAN Emerging Companies Fund, February 3, 2015, Thomson Reuters Lipper confirmed that the Fund took the top position for all the 1- to 20- year periods among all Equity ASEAN of Lipper Global Classification for International Offshore Universe in terms of total returns in US Dollars. The return for the 20-year period since the fund’s launch was 497.37%* in US Dollar vs FTSE AW ASEAN Index + 44.56%* and its top rival’s record of 94.52%*. 

    Period

    Fund Return

    Benchmark Return

    Top Rival Return

    20-Year

    +497.37%*

    +44.56%*

    +94.52%* 

     

  • Pheim SICAV-SIF – ASEAN Emerging Companies Fund (formerly known as ASEAN Emerging Companies Growth Fund Ltd) was awarded “Best of the Best Performance Awards 2014” for 3-year and 10-year periods ending September 2014 for the ASEAN Equity Category by Asia Asset Management, a Hong Kong based publisher of Journal of Investments and Pensions.

    Period

    Fund Return

    Benchmark Return

    3-Year

    +70.03%*

    +24.64%*

    10-Year

    +362.42%*

    +170.58%*

 

  • Pheim Emerging Companies Balanced Fund (Balanced Global Fund) won The Edge-Lipper Fund Award (Malaysia) for Best Fund under Mixed Asset MYR Balanced – Global Category for 3-year and 5-year periods ending December 2014.

    Period

    Fund Return

    Benchmark Return

    3-Year

    +27.41%*

    +13.23%^

    5-Year

    +38.53%*

    +31.63%^

     

  • Dana Makmur Pheim (Balanced Islamic Fund) won The Edge-Lipper Fund Award (Malaysia Islamic Funds) for Best Fund under Mixed Asset MYR Balanced Category for 3-year and 5-year periods ending December 2014.  

    Period

    Fund Return

    Benchmark Return

    3-Year

    +40.98%*

    +17.02%*

    5-Year

    +58.84%*

    +34.76%*

 

  • Dana Makmur Pheim (Balanced Islamic Fund) won Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Award (Global Islamic) for Best Fund under Mixed Asset MYR Balanced – Malaysia Category for 1-year, 2-year and 3-year periods ending December 2014.

    Period

    Fund Return

    Benchmark Return

    1-Year

    +5.28%*

    -1.20%*

    2-Year

    +33.16%*

    +7.95%*

    3-Year

    +40.98%*

    +17.02%*

 

  • Pheim Asia Ex-Japan Islamic Fund won Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Award (Global Islamic) for Best Fund under Equity Asia Pacific Ex-Japan Category for 2-year period ending December 2014.

    Period

    Fund Return

    Benchmark Return

    2-Year

    +19.80%*

    +17.71%^

2014

  • Pheim SICAV-SIF – ASEAN Emerging Companies Fund outperformed the FTSE AW ASEAN Index for all the trailing periods from 1- to 19- year periods ending September 2014. It had also outperformed all its peers for all the trailing periods from 1- to 19- year periods for Morningstar EAA OE ASEAN Equity Funds as of September 2014.

    Period

    Fund Return

    Benchmark Return

    19-Year

    +451.69%*

    +34.51%*

     

  • Pheim SICAV-SIF – ASEAN Emerging Companies Fund outperformed all its benchmark indices for ALL 1- to 19-year periods ending February and March 2014 in terms of total returns in US Dollars. It also outperformed all its peers in the Morningstar ASEAN Equity category for the same periods. The fund outperformed the benchmark FTSE ASEAN Index by a large margin for 19-year period ending March 2014.

    Period

    Fund Return

    Benchmark Return

    19-Year

    +489.25%*

    +33.89%*

     

  • Pheim SICAV-SIF ASEAN Emerging Companies Fund celebrated its 19th Anniversary in February. The Fund set a new long term track record by outperforming its benchmark and its peers for all 19-year periods ending February 2014.

    Period

    Fund Return

    Benchmark Return

    19-Year

    +456.52%*

    +30.85%*

     

  • Pheim SICAV-SIF – ASEAN Emerging Companies Fund (formerly known as ASEAN Emerging Companies Growth Fund Ltd) was awarded “Best of the Best Performance Awards 2013” for 3-year and 10-year periods ending September 2013 for the ASEAN Equity Category by Asia Asset Management, a Hong Kong based publisher of Journal of Investments and Pensions.  

    Period

    Fund Return

    Benchmark Return

    3-Year

    +30.74%*

    +8.35%*

    10-Year

    +344.90%*

    +208.04%*

 

  • Dana Makmur Pheim (Balanced Islamic Fund) won Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Award (Global Islamic) for Best Fund under Mixed Asset MYR Balanced – Malaysia Category by Thomson Reuters for 1-year period ending December 2013.

    Period

    Fund Return

    Benchmark Return

    1-Year

    +26.48%*

    +9.26%*

     

  • Pheim Asia Ex-Japan Islamic Fund won Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Award (Global Islamic) for Best Fund under Equity Asia Pacific Ex-Japan Category for 1-year period ending December 2013. 

    Period

    Fund Return

    Benchmark Return

    1-Year

    +15.41%*

    +7.85%^

     

  • In March, Beijing-based The China Daily named Dr. Tan Chong Koay as one of the 80 Global Eminent Business Leaders. 

2013

  • Dana Makmur Pheim (Balanced Islamic Fund) won The Edge-Lipper Fund Award (Malaysia Islamic Funds) for Best Fund under Mixed Asset MYR Balanced – Malaysia Category for 10-year period ending December 2012.

    Period

    Fund Return

    Benchmark Return

    10-Year

    +137.38%*

    +98.13%*

     

  • Pheim SICAV-SIF – ASEAN Emerging Companies Fund has outperformed all its benchmark indices for 1- to 18-year periods in terms of total returns in US Dollars as at September 2013. It has also outperformed all its peers in the Morningstar Category ASEAN Equity Funds for all periods except for the 4-year period.  

    Period

    Fund Return

    Benchmark Return

    18-Year

    +375.92%*

    +27.81%*

     

2012

  • Pheim Asia Ex-Japan Islamic Fund won The Edge-Lipper Fund Award (Malaysia) for Best Fund under the Equity Asia Pacific Ex-Japan Category for 5-year period ending December 2011.

    Period

    Fund Return

    Benchmark Return

    5-Year

    +4.58%*

    -9.14%^

     

  • On January 14, 2012, Dr Tan was awarded 《亚太地区最受尊敬华人企业家》in China – “Most Respected Chinese Entrepreneurship Award in Asia Pacific” by China Economic Trading Promotion Agency, People’s Republic of China.
    (Main reason for winning this award: “Dr Tan’s ability to weather through many crises such as the Financial Crisis in 1998/1999, Tech Bubble in 2000 and the Global Financial Crisis in 2008/2009 over the span of his career demonstrated charisma and wisdom of an outstanding entrepreneur”)

2011

  • ASEAN Emerging Companies Growth Fund Ltd was awarded “Best of the Best Performance Awards 2011” for 3-year and 5-year periods ending September 2011 for the ASEAN Equity Category by Asia Asset Management, a Hong Kong based publisher of Journal of Investments and Pensions.

    Period

    Fund Return

    Benchmark Return

    3-Year

    +88.90%*

    +47.87%*

    5-Year

    +94.92%*

    +60.38%*

2010

  • Assets under management hit US$1.80 billion^.

  • Morningstar ranked ASEAN Emerging Companies Growth Fund Ltd, No. 1 in terms of total returns in US dollars, for ALL 1- to 15-year periods ending December 2010 for the Morningstar ASEAN Equity Category.

    Period

    Fund Return

    Benchmark Return

    15-Year

    +317.23%*

    +20.97%*

     

  • ASEAN Emerging Companies Growth Fund Ltd registered a return of +47.05%* vs FTSE ASEAN Index +30.53%*for 1-year period ending December 2010. 

    Period

    Fund Return

    Benchmark Return

    1-Year

    +47.05%*

    +30.53%*

     

  • Apex Asia Ex-Japan Balanced Fund (managed by Pheim Malaysia as the External Investment Manager) won The Edge-Lipper Malaysia Fund Awards 2011 as the Best Fund for the Mixed Asset MYR Balanced – Global Fund Category for 3-year period ending December 2010. 

    Period

    Fund Return

    Benchmark Return

    3-Year

    +9.98%*

    -3.70%^

     

  • ASEAN Emerging Companies Growth FundLtd was awarded “Best of the Best Performance Awards 2010” for 3-year and 5-year periods ending September 2010, for the ASEAN Equity Category by Asia Asset Management, a Hong Kong based publisher of Journal of Investments and Pensions.

    Period

    Fund Return

    Benchmark Return

    3-Year

    +45.77%*

    +14.08%*

    5-Year

    +187.62%*

    +107.65%*

     

  • Vittoria Fund was rated 5 Stars* against 863 funds for the Morningstar Asia Pacific Ex-Japan Category for the 3-year period ending June 2010.

  • Dr Tan was awarded “Best of the Best Country Awards 2010 – CEO of the Year for Malaysia” by Asia Asset Management, a Hong Kong based publisher of Journal of Investments and Pensions.

  • On December 19, 2010, Dr Tan was awarded “China Top 10 Financial Intelligent Persons Special Award 2010”《中华十大财智人物特别奖》byChina Culture Development Institute,   People’s Republic of China.

  • (Main reason for winning this award: “Dr Tan is a worthy model for overseas Chinese entrepreneurs.  He pioneered and shaped the asset management industry, through the crises and cycles, demonstrating charisma and wisdom of an outstanding entrepreneur”)

  • On October 29, 2010, Dr Tan was awarded Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award at Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) 2010,by Enterprise Asia.

  • (Main reason for winning this award: “Dr Tan’s ability to weather major crashes exceptionally well made him one of the all-time greats among his peers in Asia”)

2009

  • Assets under management hit US$1.50 billion^.

  • Morningstar ranked ASEAN Emerging Companies Growth Fund Ltd, No. 1 in terms of total returns in US dollars, for 1- to 14-year periods (with the exception of 5- & 6-year period which was ranked No. 2) ending August, 2009 for the Morningstar ASEAN Equity Category. 

  • ASEAN Emerging Companies Growth Fund Ltd registered a return of +106.89%* vs FTSE ASEAN Index +70.86%*for 1-year period ending December 2009.

    Period

    Fund Return

    Benchmark Return

    1-Year

    +106.89%*

    +70.86%*

     

2008

  • Assets under management was US$1 billion.
  • Pheim Malaysia outperformed the Benchmark 10 out of 12 calendar years for the largest client for Malaysia Mandate.  Cumulatively, Pheim Malaysia outperformed the Benchmark every calendar year for 12 calendar years.
  • Dr Tan was awarded “Best of the Best Awards 2008, CEO of the year for Malaysia” by Asia Asset Management, a Hong Kong based publisher of Journal of Investments and Pensions.

2007

  • Assets under management hit US$1.2 billion.

  • Dana Makmur Pheim (Balanced Islamic Fund) won The Edge-Lipper Malaysia Fund Award for Best Mixed Asset MYR Balanced Islamic Fund for 5-year period ending December 2007. 

    Period Fund Return Benchmark Return
    5-Year +102.14%* +74.37%*

     

  • Pheim Malaysia was ranked No.2 for Best Overall Equity Managers by the largest Malaysia Mandate Client for 5 consecutive years.

  • Pheim Malaysia was ranked No. 1 for Best 3-year Realised Return Malaysia Equity Manager for 3 consecutive years by the largest Malaysia Mandate client.

2006

  • Pheim Unit Trusts Berhad launched Pheim Asia Ex-Japan Islamic Fund, the first absolute benchmark Shariah-compliant fund in Malaysia that invests in Asia excluding Japan in November 2006.
  • Pheim Singapore was appointed to manage a Vietnam Fund by Aizawa Securities Co. Ltd, Japan. The fund was launched on October 1, 2006. As of end of 2006, the fund size was US$ 80 million.
  • Dr Tan was named “Southeast Asia’s Small-Cap King” by Bloomberg, in August 2006.
  • Pheim Unit Trusts Berhad launched Pheim Asia Ex-Japan Fund in Malaysia, the first absolute benchmark fund that invests in Asia excluding Japan in July 2006.

2005

  • Pheim Income Fund ranked No. 1 in terms of total return for 3-year period ending December 2005 for Lipper’s General Bond category.
    Source: Personal Money, March 2006.

    Period

    Fund Return

    Benchmark Return

    3-Year

    +25.15%*

    +11.64%*

  • Dana Makmur Pheim (Balanced Islamic Fund) ranked No. 1 in terms of total return for 3-year period ending December 2005 for Lipper’s Mixed Asset Islamic category.  
    Source: Personal Money, March 2006.

    Period

    Fund Return

    Benchmark Return

    3-Year

    +33.88%*

    +16.74%*

2004

 

  • Pheim Malaysia was awarded “Best of Best Country Awards 2004, Malaysia Best Boutique House of the Year” by Asia Asset Management, a Hong Kong based publisher of Journal of Investments and Pensions.

  • Pheim Malaysia was ranked No. 1 for Best 1-year Realised Return Malaysia Equity Manager by the largest Malaysia Mandate client.

  • Dana Makmur Pheim (Balanced Islamic Fund) won The Edge-Lipper Malaysia Unit Trust Fund Awards 2004 for the second consecutive year for Mixed Asset-Islamic/ Syariah Category for 1-year period ending December 2004.

    Period

    Fund Return

    Benchmark Return

    1-Year

    +12.31%*

    +7.08%*

     

  • ASEAN Emerging Companies Growth Fund Ltd, managed by Pheim Singapore with an ASEAN mandate, was ranked No. 1 among regional and international firms for the offshore Equity ASEAN category by Standard & Poor’s in terms of returns for 5 consecutive years in 3-year and 5-year periods ending December 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004. The Fund return for the 5-year period ending December 2004 was +67.85%* vs +8.35%* for the FTSE All World Series ASEAN USD Index. In the Award-Winning Funds Supplement (July 2004) issue of Smart Investor, Singapore, it was mentioned “No one asset manager has ever ranked No. 1 for so many periods in the history of this category (Offshore ASEAN) by Standard & Poor’s”.

    Period

    Fund Return

    Benchmark Return

    5-Year

    +67.85%*

    +8.35%*

 

  • Vittoria Fund Ltd, managed by Pheim Singapore for the Far East Ex-Japan mandate, ranked well among regional and international firms for the offshore Equity Asia Pacific ex-Japan category in competition with about 190 other regional and institutional players.  It was ranked 18th and 11th by Standard and Poor’s for the 3-year and 5-year periods ending 2004 respectively. The Fund return for the 5-year period ending December 2004 was +47.55%* vs +18.62%* for the MSCI AC Asia Pacific Ex-Japan USD Index.  

    Period

    Fund Return

    Benchmark Return

    5-Year

    +47.55%*

    +18.62%*

 

  • In July 2004, Aizawa Securities Co. Ltd, Japan acquired a 5% stake each in Pheim Singapore and Pheim Malaysia.

2003

  • Pheim Unit Trusts Berhad’s 3 unit trust funds, in the first full calendar year, won The Edge-Lipper Malaysia Unit Trust Fund Awards as the top fund for their respective categories for 1-year period. All 3 unit trust funds also won The Star/Standard & Poor’s Investment Fund Award as the top fund for their respective categories for 1-year period ending December 2003.
  • As verified by Watson Wyatt Investment Consulting, Singapore in conformity with the Level 1 verification of compliance in accordance with the AIMR Performance Presentation Standards (AIMR-PPS®), Pheim Singapore out-performed the respective benchmark every year for every Composite for 9 consecutive years (1995-2003) since inception. Pheim Singapore tends to perform better during periods when the markets experienced negative returns.
  • As verified by Watson Wyatt Investment Consulting, Malaysia, Pheim Malaysia’s Malaysian Composite (for the combined Malaysia mandated accounts) outperformed the KLCI benchmark every year for 10 consecutive years (1994-2003) since inception.
  • Pheim Singapore was appointed to manage an Asia Ex-Japan Equity Fund by NPB Neue Privat Bank AG in Zurich, Switzerland.

2002

  • Pheim Singapore was the first boutique fund manager in Singapore to be granted full Investment Adviser’s License, currently known as Capital Markets Services (Fund Management) License.
  • Sumitomo Life Insurance Co., Japan sold off their stake in Pheim Malaysia and Pheim Singapore in April.
  • Pheim Unit Trusts Berhad started operations and launched the first 3 unit trust funds in January.

2001

  • The largest Malaysia Mandate fund was ranked No. 1 among 8 other external fund managers for Malaysia Equity Category for 1-year return, by client ending December 2001.

    Period

    Fund Return

    Benchmark Return

    1-Year

    +12.00%*

    +2.40%*

2000

  • Assets under management crossed One Billion Ringgit (USD260 million

1999

  • Assets under management crossed 500 Million Ringgit (USD130 million).
  • Pheim Singapore became one of the first two boutique fund managers in Singapore to be granted the Investment Adviser Boutique Fund Manager License by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).
  • Sumitomo Life Insurance Company acquired a 10% stake each in Pheim Singapore and Pheim Malaysia.
  • The largest Malaysia Mandate fund was ranked No. 1 for the second consecutive year, among 8 other external fund managers for Malaysia Equity Category for 1-year return by client, ending December 1999.

    Period

    Fund Return

    Benchmark Return

    1-Year

    +76.20%*

    +38.60%*

1998

  • During the Asian Financial Crisis, the largest Malaysia Mandate fund was ranked No.1 among 8 other external fund managers for Malaysia Equity Category for 1-year return by client, ending December 1998.

    Period

    Fund Return

    Benchmark Return

    1-Year

    +27.90%*

    -1.40%*

 

  • Dr Tan was named the “Second Board King” by Bloomberg for his well-timed investments in small-cap companies in 1995/1996.

1996

  • Malaysian Emerging Companies Growth Fund was ranked No. 1 by Micropal among offshore Malaysia Country funds for 1-year period for the second consecutive year for period ending December 1996.

    Period

    Fund Return

    Benchmark Return

    1-Year

    +44.40%*

    +24.40%*

1995

  • Dr Tan founded Pheim Singapore and assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer/ Chief Strategist till December 2010.

1994

  • Dr. Tan Chong Koay founded Pheim Malaysia and assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer/Chief Strategist up till present.

1993

  • The Singapore SESDAQ Fund, under the supervision of Dr. Tan Chong Koay till November 1993, was ranked top in a Micropal ranking of Far East Country Funds 1993. The Fund return was +248.9%* between January 1, 1993 and January 3, 1994.

1992

  • The Malaysian Emerging Companies Fund Ltd, managed by Dr Tan in John Govett, was ranked First Place by Micropal in the category of Investment Trust in the 1-year Far East Ex-Japan (Single) Sector. (Fund return +33.12%^)

1990

  • Dr. Tan Chong Koay joined John Govett (Asia) Pte Ltd as the first Director of Portfolio Investments.

1987

  • Dr Tan was rated by William Mercer Zainal Fraser as the Top Manager for Retirement & Pension Funds in Malaysia.
  • Dr Tan was the first Executive Director of Arab-Malaysian Unit Trusts Bhd (now known as AmInvestment Services Bhd). He created, developed and launched Arab-Malaysia Gilts, the first unit trust in Malaysia to invest solely in Malaysian Government and bank-backed securities. Dr Tan became the “Pioneer of Fixed Income Unit Trust” in Malaysia.

  • Dr Tan participated actively in organizing and promoting the concept of raising funds from American investors to invest in Malaysian companies through Malaysia Fund Inc., the first Malaysia closed-end country fund managed by Morgan Stanley and listed in NYSE in 1987.

1981

  • Dr Tan joined Arab-Malaysian Merchant Bank (now known as AmInvestment Bank) and was appointed the first Head of Investment Services. He grew the division and team from 2 staff in 1981 to 65 in 1988.

1976

  • Dr Tan started his investment career at SEACORP, Malaysia (now known as Amanah Capital Partners Bhd). Dr Tan was with SEACORP, which owned 100% of the first unit trust company in Malaysia & Singapore for 4 years and 7 months from 1976 – 1981