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Directorate and Team

Foord’s diverse staff profile is characterised by a mix of experience, youthful energy and passion for investment stewardship across all disciplines.

Dave Foord

Chief Investment Officer

Dave Foord

Dave Foord

B Com, CA(SA)

I consider myself privileged to enjoy the backing of a superlative team of specialists and support staff. At Foord, it’s our goal to be the best in the industry. An objective we aim to achieve by combining our superior client service with intelligent and creative investment strategies at the lowest possible cost to investors while delivering the best possible return on investment under prevailing market conditions, without compromising ethical standards or integrity.


"We are passionately engaged in the management of wealth for our investors."

Agnes Cai

Chief Executive Officer

Agnes Cai

Agnes Cai

B. Accountancy (Hons), CA (Singapore)

I am excited to have joined the Foord team at this dynamic juncture, when Foord is growing and the regulatory regime is constantly changing. It is my privilege to work with the dedicated team in Singapore and in an environment where our interests are aligned to that of our investors.


"Staying informed and evolving over time."

Paul Cluer

Director

Paul Cluer

Paul Cluer

B Bus Sci (Finance) (Hons), B Com (Hons), CA(SA), CFA

I am inspired by Foord’s relentless drive to always act in the best interests of the client  a refreshing change in an industry that I feel can celebrate little success in this area. I also find sharing the day-to-day trials and accomplishments with some of the best people in their respective fields a truly rewarding experience.


"I find being part of a small but focused global investment boutique both stimulating and challenging."

Prakash Desai

Non-Executive Director

Prakash Desai

Prakash Desai

B. Compt (Hons), CA(South Africa), ACA (Australia), CA (Singapore)

I leverage my professional experience to help Foord build strong credibility with its international business partners, investors and the regulators who have oversight over its international operations.


"I enjoy the challenge of helping Foord expand its global footprint."

Brian Arcese

Portfolio Manager and Equity Analyst

Brian Arcese

Brian Arcese

B Arts (Economics), CFA

I am a strong believer in Foord’s focus on investing for the long term and putting investors’ interests first. I have spent the past 18 years investing in well-managed, competitively advantaged firms on a global basis. I am passionate about adding value to investors through the selection of a diversified portfolio of high-quality, global equities with the goal of generating attractive returns without taking excess risk.


"Hard working, intellectually thoughtful and seasoned. This is how I would describe the team at Foord - the team of which I am proud to be part."

Ishreth Hassen

Portfolio Manager and Head of Research

Ishreth Hassen

Ishreth Hassen

B Sc (Economics) (Hons)

It is a privilege to be part of a team with a true long-term investment philosophy and a culture centred on identifying quality and value. I am committed to Foord’s continued success, compounding our investors’ capital in the most effective and efficient manner possible.


"Foord has developed a culture of identifying quality and value."

Jing Cong (JC) Xue

Portfolio Manager and Equity Analyst

Jing Cong (JC) Xue

Jing Cong (JC) Xue

BBM (Finance)

I am a strong believer in the value of long-term investing, finding companies with sustainable moats and buying them at prices that provide margin of safety. At Foord, I am privileged to be working with a group of passionate investors who adopt a similar investment philosophy towards generating alpha. I am also excited to continue growing as an investor and will strive to contribute to the firm’s successful track record.


"Excited to be in an environment with an aligned investment philosophy"

Daniel Phua

Equity Analyst

Daniel Phua

Daniel Phua

B.Sci (Banking and Finance), CFA

Humility, open-mindedness and adaptability are some of the key qualities of the Foord team which I am privileged to be a part of. I look forward to delivering the best results for our investors by uncovering companies that are managed by astute capital allocators and can compound shareholder value at high rates over the long term.


"Humility, open-mindedness and adaptability are key qualities of the Foord team."

Yim Yi Xiang

Equity Analyst

Yim Yi Xiang

Yim Yi Xiang

Bachelor of Business Management (BBM)

Foord’s team of independent thinkers and passionate individuals has helped foster a great community learning environment, inspiring me to be better each day. As we strive to achieve the best result for our investors, we maintain our humility and curiosity during this journey. I am proud to walk this road with the Foord family.


"We strive to achieve the best results for investors."

Grace Ruddy

Securities Dealer

Grace Ruddy

Grace Ruddy

BA (Hons), M.Sc.

Based in Guernsey, my role at Foord is to execute portfolio trades in the western securities markets for Foord. Having worked in financial services my whole career, I jumped at the opportunity to join Foord where I could develop specialist skills in the area of trade execution. I really enjoy being at the coal face of the investment side of the business where my contribution to Foord’s investors is very obvious through each and every trade.


I really enjoy being part of the coal face of the investment side of the business.
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