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Pierre DeGagné
Executive Director, Investment Funds Fund Selection & Strategy at DBS Bank


Pierre DeGagne joined DBS in September 2013 and is heading up new initiatives in Fund Selection & Strategy regionally across both DBS Retail and Private Bank Segments.  

He is responsible for the selection of high conviction funds in both the traditional and alternative space.  With a focus on delivering client-oriented solutions, Pierre is responsible for identifying, reviewing, and communicating our conviction ideas though multiple channels.  With an emphasis on deep dive subjective research, his team works to identify strategies that can deliver outperformance on a forward-looking basis.  He is integral to our efforts to institutionalize our overall annuity strategy with enhanced systems, client support and implementable model solutions.

Pierre has over 20 years of experience interviewing Portfolio Managers globally and identifying teams with competitive advantages in the market.  Before joining DBS, Pierre was the Head of Fund Selection for Standard Chartered Bank and held the position of Director at Merrill Lynch.   Most recently, Pierre worked as Principal at Mercer Consulting.

Pierre holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Political Studies from University of Manitoba and is a CFA Charterholder.  A Canadian citizen, Pierre has lived in Austria, Germany & UK, before settling in Singapore with his wife as a Permanent Resident twelve years ago.  Together they have a young daughter.

Agenda Sessions

  • Future for ETFs: what’s next on the horizon

  • Active vs passive: shaking up the mutual fund world