Senior Fellow

Prem Samtani

Over the past 30 years, Prem has held a diverse range of positions at leading financial services firms, specializing in Asian capital markets including Richardson Greenshields (acquired by RBC), Crosby Securities (acquired by Societe Generale), Sofaer Capital / FrontPoint Partners, and Morgan Stanley.

More recently, from 2012 to 2018, he served as the Senior Portfolio Manager (SPM) at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board ( in Hong Kong developing and overseeing the fund’s investment program in Japanese public markets.

An active angel investor, Prem currently serves as a “hands-on stakeholder-advisor” to a portfolio of promising firms in the region with a focus on food-tech, fintech, health & wellness, and digital media services.

A long term resident of Japan, Prem obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree specializing in Finance at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) and holds an MBA from INSEAD (Fontainbleau, France).

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