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Singlife with Aviva names group deputy CIO

The new appointment strengthens the company’s investment office.
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Singlife with Aviva has announced that Allen Kuo has been appointed group deputy chief investment officer.

Based in Singapore, Kuo will also oversee Singlife’s sustainable investment strategy.

“As Singlife continues to make its presence in leading sustainability in financial services, getting the right talent on board and choosing impact investments is key to accelerating our efforts,” said Kim Rosenkilde, group chief investment officer.

“I have no doubt that Allen’s wealth of experience will be a great asset to the team and look forward to working closely with him on our investment journey.”

Kuo has over two decades of investment and risk management experience across multiple asset classes and specialises in quantitative finance and investment risk.

He was the director and deputy chief risk officer of University of California’s regents chief investment office, the pension and endowment arm of the institution.

Kuo has also worked at ING Investment Management and Shanghai Pudong Development Bank before.

Following the S$3.2bn ($2.33bn) merger of Singlife with Aviva Singapore in September 2020, the Singlife investment office was established in January 2022.

The team’s responsibilities include asset allocation, portfolio optimisation, manager selection and product solutions, according to the company.

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