Arun Kelshiker brings close to twenty years of multi-asset career experience, having managed institutional assets and provided investment advisory with leading international asset managers and banks including Allianz Global Investors and Standard Chartered. His focus areas are :i) Sustainable Investing, ESG Integration and implementation for ESG strategies across asset classes and investment instruments within institutional and private wealth assets ii) championing the Inclusion & Diversity agenda within the investment profession iii) contributing to efforts within pension fund investing using global best practices iv) contributing to the global sustainable innovation agenda.
He was formerly the Head of Asset Allocation and Portfolio Strategy at Standard Chartered Bank, providing investment advice and best of breed fund solutions for Standard Chartered. His focus has been multi-asset, where he has driven investment views and fund portfolio solutions. He was part of Standard Chartered’s Global Investment Committee, and the author and responsible for multi-asset and alternatives within Standard Chartered global publications for several years. Arun’s institutional background has been with Allianz Global Investors (AGI) and Allianz Group, in which he was involved at the start of AGI. As a senior equities portfolio manager, and later Country CIO, he successfully managed institutional investment mandates for the Allianz Group. He was involved in setting up transparent and robust investment processes, focusing on investment returns, risk management and high-quality governance and accountability.
Arun has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, US, and a Masters in International Economics and Management from SDA Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. He is a CFA Charterholder and a CAIA Charterholder. His undergraduate degree is from UMIST, UK. He has also previously authored for Institutional Investors journal on Index Investing. He has been a long-time board member for CFA Singapore and a regular contributor / speaker at investment conferences and for the media.
Arun is a Senior Advisor to Eden Strategy Institute, a specialist consultancy focused on sustainability and innovation. He currently contributes to CFA UK within the following areas: Inclusion & Diversity Committee, Pension Expert Panel & ESG Group. He is also the Deputy Head of Research in Sustainable Finance for the Blockchain and Climate Institute, a global think-tank focused on bringing innovative solutions to combat climate change using Blockchain technologies. He is also a university lecturer focusing on areas including portfolio management, ESG and risk management; Arun also acts as an Ambassador for the Diversity Project, focused on championing the Inclusion and Diversity Agenda within the investment industry. He has also formerly been a long-time volunteer instructor for AIDHA, a “not for profit” school for micro business for domestic workers in Singapore and also the former President of the University of Chicago Alumni Club of Singapore.