Luk Wai Hong, William (“Luk”) was appointed to the Board of Directors (“Board”) of Kenanga Investors Berhad (“KIB”) as an Independent Non-Executive Director (“INED”) and a member of its Audit and Risk Committee and Investment Committee on 12 April 2021.
He is currently an INED of Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad (“KIBB”), the holding company of KIB and Chairman of its Group Board Risk Committee, Member of its Group Governance, Nomination & Compensation Committee (formerly known as Group Nomination & Remuneration Committee), Employees’ Share Scheme Committee, Audit Committee and Group Board Digital Innovation & Technology Committee of KIBB.
Luk is also the Chairman and INED of i-VCAP Management Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of KIB.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, a Masters of Urban Planning from the University of Michigan, USA and an Executive Fellowship awarded by the State of Washington.
Luk is currently the Director of Investment of Cotton Tree Capital Ltd, of which he is the co-owner, with offices in Hong Kong and Singapore. He has more than twenty (20) years of experience in various capacities in the financial services industry, out of which eleven (11) years were spent in Deutsche Bank AG, Hong Kong and Singapore.
He began his career in 1989 as an Executive Fellow and Transportation Finance Specialist in the Office of Financial Management in the State of Washington. He later joined Lehman Brothers, Hong Kong as a Fixed Income and Credit Trader in 1993. After three (3) years, he joined HSBC Markets, Hong Kong for a year, before joining Deutsche Bank AG in 1997 as a Senior Associate Director and Senior Credit and Derivatives Trader. He then became Deutsche Bank AG’s Director and Head of Structured Credit Trading and Principal Finance Asia, a post he held until 2004.
In 2004 and 2008, Luk was appointed as Deutsche Bank AG’s Managing Director and Co-Head of Global Credit Trading and Principal Finance Asia, as well as Managing Director and Co-Head of Saba Proprietary Trading Group Asia, respectively. In 2008, he joined Pacific Advantage Capital, Hong Kong and Singapore, as its Principal and Portfolio Manager focusing on credits and special situations, before taking up the position of Director of Investment of Cotton Tree Capital Ltd in 2011.