Headshot of ONG Xun Xiang

“Completing the CAIA charter significantly expanded my understanding and strengthened my foundation in alternative investments. I started pursuing the CAIA, CFA, CA (Singapore) and ASEAN CPA programs when I started my career in BNP Paribas under the 2014 APAC Graduate Programme. With the CAIA, I am now better able to blend knowledge from traditional investments, alternative assets, accounting and fintech into actionable ideas for a changing world.”

At BNP Paribas, Xun Xiang is concurrently an intrapreneur and Associate. In his intrapreneur role, he led the only Singapore team handpicked among teams worldwide to raise capital from Global Exco leaders for acceleration of a fintech business solution at Paris headquarters.

He completed the APAC Graduate Programme with the Project Excellence Award for a successful impact investment product launched for BNP Paribas Wealth Management. The CAIA programme was instrumental here in helping him assess business partners when shortlisting private equity impact investment fund providers to work with.

Currently, Xun Xiang is part of the CAIA Exam Working Group involved in developing exam questions for the CAIA Level II exam and expanding key syllabus topics for the CAIA Level II textbook (Third Edition).

Xun Xiang graduated in 2014 from Nanyang Business School with a Bachelor's Degree in Accountancy. He currently holds the titles of CFA, CAIA, CA (Singapore), and ASEAN CPA.