Academic Profile
Academic Profile



Kelvin TAY Wuan Chisn

Adjunct Associate Professor, Wealth Management Institute
College of Business (Nanyang Business School)




Adjunct Associate Professor Kelvin Tay teaches the Master of Science in Asset & Wealth Management, jointly developed by NTU and WMI. In addition, he is the lead faculty for Investment Advisory and Product Strategies modules in WMI.

Kelvin is the Regional Chief Investment Officer at UBS Global Wealth Management. He is a member of the UBS Global Emerging Markets Investment Committee, as well as the Asia-Pacific Investment Committee where he provides strategic research and inputs into the cross asset investment and allocation process. Based in Singapore, Kelvin joined UBS Global Wealth Management Asia in 2006.


Prior to joining UBS, Kelvin held numerous responsibilities at Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management (Asia).As the Asian Equities Strategist, he was responsible for equity allocation and managed an Asian equities portfolio. He was also responsible for selecting underlying equities for the private bank’s structured products and for conducting funds research. From 2002 to 2004, Kelvin was a Regional Telecoms Analyst (Vice President), JPMorgan Chase where he was consistently rated in the top 4 in surveys such as Asia Money and Institutional Investor.


From 2000 to 2002, he was also a Regional Telecoms Analyst with ABN AMRO (Asia) Ltd in Hong Kong, where his team was ranked no. 1 in the 2000 Greenwich survey. He was also ranked No. 3 in AsiaMoney's Asia-wide regional telecoms analysts survey in 2001. Prior to that, Kelvin worked at Overseas Union Bank in Singapore as a credit analyst in loan syndications & capital markets.


Globally, Kelvin is our most sought after speaker in UBS. He is a bi-monthly guest host on CNBC Asia and a weekly guest on CNA’s 93.8 live. He is also a regular commentator on international broadcast media such as Bloomberg TV, ChannelNews Asia and BBC World. He also contributes byline articles on a regular basis to the various financial publications in the region.

Research Interests
  • Greater Bay Area, Belt Road Initiative