Alvin Cheng | Executive Director and Deputy Chief Executive Officer
EC World Asset Management Pte Ltd | Singapore

Alvin Cheng, Executive Director and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, EC World Asset Management Pte Ltd

Mr Alvin Cheng is an Executive Director and the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of EC World Asset Management Pte Ltd., the Manager of EC World REIT. Mr Cheng brings over 30 years of experience in corporate finance and REIT management and his expertise spans across equity investments, asset finance, mergers and acquisitions, and REIT and business trust management.

Mr. Cheng has held a number of senior management positions over the past decade. Until May 2016, Mr. Cheng was the Executive Director and CEO of LMIRT Management Ltd (the manager of Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust), having joined as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) in July 2010 and appointed to its board of directors in April 2013. Prior to that, he was the Executive Director and CEO of PST Management Pte. Ltd. (the trustee manager of Pacific Shipping Trust) from April 2008 to November 2009.

Mr. Cheng was a member of APL Logistics’ global management team where he was responsible for financial management, strategic business planning and mergers and acquisitions from 2006 to 2008, after he was based in Shanghai for APL and APL Logistics as the Director of Business Development for the Greater China region from 2002 to 2006.

During his earlier career in the financial sector, Mr. Cheng has held several senior regional roles within Chemical Bank (predecessor to JP Morgan Chase), Rabobank, and GE Capital.
Mr Cheng holds dual Master of Science degrees in Ocean Systems Management and in Ocean Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), and a B.Sc. (Honors) degree in from Naval Architecture & Shipbuilding from University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (UK).


REIW Asia 2017 day 2 @ 11:30

The changing dynamics of the REIT market

  • Will the activities of some businesses, which labelled themselves as REITs to avoid taxes and enjoy higher valuations result in a limiting of REIT powers and benefits?
  • Is the emergence of alternative asset classes such as data centres and e-commerce warehouses going to create new REIT opportunities in Asia and elsewhere?
  • We’ve recently seen the launch of both the first ETF with a focus on Asia Pacific REITs and the new SGX index tracking 30 Asia-Pacific REITs, but what does that really mean for the REIT market?
  • Will we see an increase in Asian REITs deploying capital into overseas projects?
  • In an increasingly competitive environment, how can REITs ensure that their portfolio and unit acquisitions continue to deliver value to their shareholders?

REIW Asia 2017 day 1 @ 12:10

Private Real Estate Debt Funds: The new normal?

  • How does the mindset of private real estate debt funds differ? Is it true to say they are acting more as loan originators than raising money to take over legacy portfolios?
  • Does this mark a growing trend of private equity funds pushing further into debt investments?
  • What role will the banks play in these funds? Is it only ever going to be the senior debt?
  • Is a declining junk bond market creating a buying opportunity from hedge funds and others that have been traditionally active in mezzanine loans and other high yield debt?
  • A high quality security with an impressive yield: Is this simply the best option for defensive and income-focused investors?
  • How applicable are private real estate debt funds for emerging markets? Will high value real estate opportunities in those markets still be considered, or are they really only for A grade geographies?
last published: 30/Sep/19 03:05 GMT

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