BondEvalue is a Singapore based Fintech company that focuses on Asian bond markets. Unlike equities which have already been digitally disrupted, bonds have remained unchanged for decades, with private bank clients unable to access live prices. We envision using our deep domain expertize to level the playing field for them via the simplicity and convenience of an App.
Rahul is a Fixed Income banker with deep expertise in Asian Capital markets. Prior to starting BondEvalue, Rahul was the Global Head for International Corporates, Financial Market Sales at Standard Chartered Bank. His team was based across all the major SCB dealing rooms and covered the Fixed Income needs of large corporate clients.
Prior to this he was MD and Regional Head of Capital Markets for South Asia. He was also a member of the Bank’s Capital Markets Global Management team. The team was responsible for debt fundraising across both international and domestic markets. For 2014, they won the Business World-PWC Foreign currency Bond Dealmaker of the year among many other awards from IFR, Asset AAA magazine etc.
Over the course of his career he has worked at Nomura Securities Singapore, Credit Suisse and Citibank.
He graduated from Delhi College of Engineering and did his MBA from the Indian School of Business (Deans List), where he received the HSBC scholarship for leadership. He holds two patents in his name.
Rahul lives in Singapore with his wife and two daughters.
Advisory Board Members
Advisory Board Member
Andrew has been covering the corporate sector for the past 24 years.
He started his career with Keppel Bank (since subsumed into OCBC) where he cut his teeth in banking. After 4 years there, he moved over to Citi where he spent the next 14 years, in 2 different roles.
The first as a senior banker covering Singapore’s top-tier corporates. Subsequently, he moved up to HK to take on the role of Regional Head of Shipping, Offshore and Logistics covering the Asia Pacific region. He was based in HK for 10 years and was active in China, India, Vietnam, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea & Japan.
During the financial crisis in 2008, Andrew was head-hunted to spearhead DNB’s regional hub in Singapore where he ran the Asian office of the world’s largest shipping finance house. He spent 6 years there as Regional Head and managed a team of 18 bankers during one of the most turbulent times in living memory. At its peak, the portfolio was in excess of US$7 billion.
Today he heads the large corporates desk in Singapore covering a diverse range of industries, from agri-commodities, airports, telecoms to power plants. He continues to have regional responsibility for shipping at a large multi-national bank. He is based in Singapore.
Andrew spent a good part of his childhood being schooled in the UK and Europe. He lived and studied in Europe over a period of 12 year and graduated from the University of Warwick, England. He is an Economics Major.
Advisory Board Member
Anindya is based in Singapore and responsible for driving ANZ’s global, multi-asset class strategy tailored to the unique needs of the Private Wealth segment. His role entails engaging with Private Banks, Family Offices and Retail Banks across large wealth hubs, such as Singapore and Switzerland, as well as ANZ’s home market of Australia, and providing customers with both vanilla and customised product offerings through a dedicated, global Private Banks sales team. He is also now tasked with driving the broader Flow Structured Products business for ANZ with Financial Institutions globally.
Anindya has over 20 years of experience working in Global Markets, both in Asia and Europe. Prior to his current role, Anindya was with Credit Agricole, where he built and managed the global Private Wealth business, based first in London and then Singapore, ran the Regional Rates and Govies business across Asia based in Hong Kong, and prior to that, the Global Markets business for India based in Mumbai.
He started his career with Deutsche Bank and worked for American Express before moving on to the erstwhile Credit Lyonnais, now Crédit Agricole CIB.
Anindya earned an MBA in Finance from Boston College, USA, and an MA Economics from Clark University, USA, after completing his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Presidency College, Kolkata.
Advisory Board Member
Mark is a capital markets expert with 22 years’ of experience in the banking industry, holding high level positions for global investment banks such as Deutsche Bank, UBS, Nomura International and HSBC. Since leaving mainstream banking in 2012 Mark has taken on senior listed company board positions in both Sherwin Iron and Linc Energy where he was most recently non-executive Chairman. Mark’s work in the corporate advisory space includes his role as Principal at M&A and capital solutions provider, Eaton Square, where he has been providing debt and market advice to M&A clients with a focus on facilitating the expansion plans of companies operating in Asia.
Mark was also the Managing Director of Debt Origination and Syndication for Nomura International in Singapore where he was responsible for all primary debt risk taking in the region. Mark was employed at Deutsche Bank from 2004 to 2009 in the role of Managing Director (Asian Regional Head, Global Risk Syndicate) where he built a market-leading primary debt syndication business and he was responsible for managing the bank’s primary investment book in Asian credit instruments, with exposures ranging up to over USD$1 billion.
Mark has a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Accounting) from the University College Dublin. He has been representative of the National Association of Securities Dealers in the US, a representative of the UK Financial Services Authority and a Capital Markets Services licence from the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Aside from his corporate finance career, Mark is also the co-founder and Executive Director of health and wellbeing retreat business, Legacy Retreats, and he is also an owner of a boutique vineyard in rural Australia and has board and advisory positions in a number of clean energy companies. Mark has Irish and British citizenship and is a permanent resident in Singapore and Australia.
Advisory Board Member
Pramod has extensive experience in debt markets, covering UK and Irish FI’s with Lehman Brothers and Nomura in London, and subsequently advising banks and corporations on structuring and advising capital securities, as the Head of Standard Chartered’s Capital Solutions team, based in Singapore.
Pramod has a deep interest in the area of eldercare. He is an alumnus of St. Stephens College, Delhi and IIM-Ahmedabad.
Chia Hock Lai
Advisory Board Member
Chia Hock Lai is passionate about how technology is disrupting the way financial services are being delivered to consumers and businesses, and in the process making the financial system more efficient and inclusive.
Hock Lai has 18 years of experience in the financial industry, having performed roles in both business and technology. He graduated from the National University of Singapore (Real Estate), Nanyang Technological University (Infocomm Technology) and Nanyang Polytechnic (Fund Management & Administration).
Besides being the president of the Singapore FinTech Association, Hock Lai is also a Fellow of the Singapore University of Social Science, advisor to FinTech Startups and mentor to student FinTech projects.
Director | Fixed Income
Cheryl built her career in the credit and interest rate markets and has amassed extensive experience at global investment banks in Singapore, Hong Kong and New York City. She has more than 15 years experience within Debt Capital Markets and has strong expertise in corporate finance with a track record of success in providing bond raising advice to reputable corporates and banks in Asia Pacific.
She started her career at JP Morgan in New York City marketing interest rate swap products to U.S. government agencies. Cheryl has since been at UBS and Mizuho. Prior to joining BondEvalue, she was a director of Debt Capital Markets at Scotiabank in Hong Kong and then in Singapore, covering clients in Asia Pacific including Japan, with a focus on Greater China.
Cheryl attended the University of Pennsylvania, from which she holds a Finance degree from The Wharton School and a International Relations degree from The College of Arts and Sciences
Fixed Income Specialist
Raahil joined the BondEvalue team in September 2017 while pursuing the MSc in Wealth Management Program at SMU. At BondEvalue, Raahil closely tracks the Asian bond markets to sift through news and price data to provide accurate and timely information to BondEvalue users. He is also working on new products that deploy data analytical tools and AI.
Prior to this, he worked as an Equity Research Analyst covering Capital Goods and Renewable Energy at HDFC Securities – Institutional Research in Mumbai, India. He has previously worked with the Analytics team at Debtwire and the Risk Consulting team at KPMG. He has passed all 3 levels of the CFA Program and holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Management.
Fixed Income Analyst
Abel is a fixed income analyst with an aptitude for finance and numbers. Having joined the company in April, Abel has worked on numerous projects to further the company and its products. Prior to Bondevalue, Abel was an undergraduate student at Singapore Management University, with a strong background in Economics. At current, Abel is managing the pricing algorithm that fuels our core product, as well as a news engine that uses machine learning.
Vice President – Sales
Nitin is a fintech professional with 10+ years of business development experience in South East Asia & Indian subcontinent. Prior to joining BondEvalue, he was responsible for the new business development, market share expansion and emerging market strategy for Fixed Income Electronic trading solutions at Bloomberg, Singapore.
He holds MBA (Finance) degree from SP Jain School of Global Management (Singapore) & did a Certification course on Fintech from Said Business School (University of Oxford).
Head – Product
Shantanu is the Product head at BondEvalue. He is based out of the India office and is heading the technical team there. He is responsible for the overall development and delivery of BondEvalue products.
He has over 10 years of experience in the IT services and products industry primarily serving the Banking and Financial Services Sector. His previous engagement was as a delivery manager for Acidaes Solutions, a CRM Product firm. He was responsible for delivering customized CRM solutions to the end client, Max Life Insurance. Before stepping into a managerial role, Shantanu has worked as an analyst programmer specializing in Mainframe Technologies at Dell services. He developed and delivered multiple projects for end clients such as Lloyds TSB, RBS, Marks and Spencer, Argos, Homebase etc.
He holds an MBA (IT and Strategy) from the Indian School of Business.
Head – Algos
Hemaroop has over 3 years of work experience in developing algorithms in different domains. He has worked with GreyOrange Pte Ltd for over 2 years as a robotics and automation engineer specializing in navigation algorithms. He has worked with STMicroelectronics in VLSI design. He has worked as an embedded systems engineer with Parkwheels, a firm developing smart-parking solutions. He also has experience in developing simulations.
Hemaroop recently completed his MBA (Finance and Operation) from Indian School of Business.
He was associated with Wells Fargo before joining the team. He was a part of the team developing BPM solutions for internal operations. He developed multiple projects like CIEM (Customer Issue Event Management), CSTAR Adjustments, CIEM-HL (CIEM-Home Lending).
His current role offers him the opportunity to get hands-on with the latest advances in financial technology like Blockchain, Natural Language Processing, Predictive Modelling, Data Visualizations.
He has a Computer Science major from NIT Allahabad.
Quality Assurance Analyst
Siddharth is the Manual & Automation Tester at BondEvalue responsible for maintaining quality of all the products offered by the Company. He assures that all products are maintained properly so as to offer a superior User Experience for BondEvalue’s clients. His role includes testing the front-end as well as the back-end functionalities of every product.
In his previous role, Siddharth worked at a leading outsourcing company which provided Q. A. services to clients all over the globe.
Senior User Experience Manager