I'm Ritchie Ng

Singaporean

Summary

Industry

Assistant Director in EastSpring Investments, one of Asia's largest asset manager, where I am responsible for leading AI algorithms research and production deployment with multimodal and multilingual data in Asian systematic investment portfolios.

Academia

Visiting Research Scholar in Sea-NExT Lab, a joint AI research lab based in National University of Singapore (NUS) between NUS, Tsinghua University, and Sea.

Education

Master's degree from Imperial College London and Bachelor's degree from NUS.

Corporate Experience
2021 - Present
Corporate Experience
Assistant Director, AI & Quantitative Strategies

• Leading AI algorithms research and production deployment with multimodal and multilingual data in Asian systematic investment portfolios
• EastSpring Investments is one of Asia's largest asset manager with an AUM of 248 billion USD as at 31 December 2020

2020 - 2021
Corporate Experience
Chief AI Officer, Portfolio Manager

• Led the development of scalable systematic strategies with deep learning, reinforcement learning and bayesian learning for thin-tailed and fat-tailed out-of-sample distributions with a focus on Asian markets

• Coded the firm's end-to-end AI pipeline powering monthly trading notional ranges of 5-10 billion USD

• Managed, as portfolio manager, our AI systematic portfolio, delivering positive returns in highly volatile years like 2020 (COVID-19)

• Co-organizer for FinIR 2020 Grand Challenge at SIGIR 2020

• Established partnerships with NExT++ (NUS) and NVIDIA

• Hessian Matrix is an AI systematic global hedge fund based in Singapore

2017 - 2020
Corporate Experience
Chief AI Officer, Portfolio Manager

• Led deep learning strategy, research and implementation with a focus on Asian markets

• Managed, as portfolio manager, our deep learning systematic portfolio, delivering positive returns in highly volatile years like 2018 (US-China trade war initiation)

• Spearheaded the successful application and completion of multi-year deep reinforcement learning for portfolio optimization project funded by Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) AIDA grant

• Built the whole AI tech stack in a production environment with rigorous time-sensitive and fail-safe software testing powering multi-million dollar trades daily

• Tech stack comprises C++, Python, Bash, PyTorch, Numba, CUDA, Pandas, Apache Cassandra, more and our proprietary libraries

• We are an absolute return deep learning hedge fund comprising scientists, engineers, quants and traders from NVIDIA and JPMorgan that melds deep learning algorithms with the experience of human traders to identify opportunities in the global macro space with a focus on currency and currency options

2017 - 2020
Corporate Experience
Deep Learning Institute Instructor

• Led Deep Learning Workshops and AI advisory in NUS and Singapore

• Led NVIDIA, NUHS and MIT Deep Learning Workshop

• Led NVIDIA and DBS Time Series Deep Learning Workshop

Academia Experience
2016 - Present
Academia Experience
Research Scholar / Sea-NExT NUS

• Conducting open-source applied deep learning research with multimodal and multilingual data in Asian systematic trading strategies

• Published papers in top-tier workshops and conferences like ICML and SIGIR

• Based in Sea-NExT Lab, a joint AI research lab based in National University of Singapore (NUS) between NUS, Tsinghua University, University of Southampton, and Sea Ltd.

2021 - Present
Academia Experience
Master's Degree / Imperial College London

• MSc in Business Analytics

2014 - 2017
Academia Experience
Bachelor's Degree / NUS

• First Class Honours (Highest Distinction)

• NUS Global Merit Scholar (Top Full Scholarship)

• Philip Yeo Innovation (PYI) Fellow

• Chua Thian Poh CLP Fellow

Papers, Workshops, and Projects

Awards

  • Singapore Computer Society IT Youth Leader of The Year (2019)
    100%
  • NUS Chua Thian Poh Community Leadership Programme Fellow (2018)
    100%
  • NUS Philip Yeo Innovation Fellowship (2017)
    100%
  • NUS Global Merit Scholarship (2014-2018)
    100%