Pathways to careers in investment research with Singapore Management University

It is sharing session like these that bridge the gap between academic learning and professional excellence

Singapore IAM’s innovative discretionary model helps propel 46% return in 2023

Unlike typical independent asset managers (IAM) that heavily rely on retrocessions, Paragon Capital Management has found success with its discretionary-based business, a model that may not be suitable for every private banker. That strategy is also helping it to deliver strong returns for clients. The firm’s flagship Paragon Alpha I fund gained 45.62% for 2023, beating top-performing asset classes.


In a year marked by challenges and volatility, PAF I has not only navigated but excelled. The fund recorded an annualised return of 11.17%, placing it 17th out of 306 funds in its category according to Eurekahedge.

2024 Market Outlook

As 2024 unfolds, we are excited to share our market outlook, building on a phenomenal 2023 where we saw a 35% increase in Assets Under Management (AUM).
In our view, the major reset in U.S. monetary policy over the past two years has created a more conducive backdrop for global equities. While short term volatility remains a constant, even for quality stocks, we see these fluctuations not challenges but as opportunities to create value for our investors over the longer term.

Paragon Ventures I Masterclass – Value of investment from an investor’s point of view

First masterclass with our portfolio companies’ founders around the topic of valuation

Bigger Picture: Identifying quality companies for your portfolio

Sean Quek, Senior Portfolio Manager of Paragon SAGE Fund, discussed the traits he looks out for in quality companies, and where the magnificent 7 tech stocks rank on his list.

Lengthen Credit Duration as Fed May Cut Sooner: Paragon’s Neo

Carinn Neo, Senior Portfolio Manager at Paragon Capital Management Singapore, opined to lengthen credit duration as softer US economic data may lead the Fed to start cutting rates earlier than investors anticipated and push yields lower.

Shell Startup Engine

Our General Partner of Paragon Ventures I Tan Xinhui joined fellow panelists Tricia C., Li Lang and Christine Vincent and moderator Ricardo Costa at the Shell Startup Engine to discuss the nuanced world of startup fundraising.

Bigger Picture: Why tech stocks continue to be in vogue

Paul Lee, CEO & CIO, Paragon Capital Management Singapore, weighs in on the boutique asset management firm’s overview of market opportunities and risks; the positioning of its Paragon Alpha 1 Fund and the evolution of client needs; and the global and macro-economic outlook.

Career Talk on Fixed Income and Asset Management with Nanyang Technological University

Our Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager of Paragon Income I Carinn Neo shared her journey and insights into the world of fixed income with the career competence class organized by the Academy of Career Excellence (ACE).


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