Desley Tan joined our team in August 2021 as Director of Business Development for Asia, based in our Singapore office. Leading commercial efforts for fund services in the region, he provides our full suite of offerings to both open- and close-ended funds and is responsible for executing commercial strategies to accelerate new business growth.
Desley acts as the primary contact point for fund managers – understanding their challenges at various stages of the fund cycle and proposing holistic solutions by leveraging his contacts in the fund industry, including prominent lawyers, tax advisors, bankers, fund managers and compliance providers. His focuses include establishing new client relationships and partnerships around Asia and proposing best practice solutions at both the fund formation and downstream investment stages.
Desley holds a bachelor’s degree in banking and finance from the University of London and spent summer school of 2011 at Utrecht University, studying sustainable business.
Throughout his career, Desley has focused on being a trusted advisor to fund managers, supporting them with a variety of solutions, including tax advisory, audit, corporate finance, deal advisory and portfolio management software. He has 10 years’ experience in the financial services and private funds industry.
Prior to joining our team, Desley formed part of the senior management team at KPMG Singapore where he was director, leading new business development and channel partnership efforts for the asset management team. His portfolio of clients included private equity funds, venture capital funds, hedge funds, real estate funds and infrastructure funds. Before KPMG, he was head of vertical sales for Asia at Western Union Business Solutions where he delivered proprietary payments software to the largest corporate FX clients.
Desley Tan looks forward to hearing from you.