Pierre DeGagne joined DBS in September 2013 and is leading regional initiatives in Fund Selection & Strategy across both Retail and Private Bank segments for the bank as Head of the DBS Fund Selection Team. He is responsible for the Team’s selection of high conviction funds in both the Traditional and Alternative space. With 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 funds 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 15 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 and 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 Residents ten years ago. Together they have a young daughter.