JAMES LOH

Managing Director and Founder

Managing Director and Founder, JL Capital Pte Ltd.

Mr. Loh received a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics from the University of Bridgeport in 1974, and graduated from the University of Chicago in 1976 with a Masters Degree in Business Administration, Finance.


He began his career with Salomon Brothers Inc., New York, as an Associate in Institutional Fixed Income Marketing and spent the next four years as Vice President in non-US dollar proprietary trading. From 1982 to 1991, Mr. Loh worked at First Boston Corporation, first in New York as Director of non-US dollar proprietary arbitrage; and later in Hong Kong as Managing Director where he was in charge of foreign exchange, non-US dollar proprietary arbitrage, and regional sales and trading.


Mr. Loh subsequently worked at Union Bank of Switzerland (now UBS AG, following the merger of Swiss Bank Corp and UBS). He was appointed as First Vice President and initially headed the Interest Rates Risk Management group in 1991. In 1993, he was subsequently promoted to Senior Vice President and took on the roles of Ad Interim Regional Head of Equities, Global Head of Emerging Markets as well as being the Regional Head of Interest Rates Risk Management, East Asia. From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Loh was Managing Director and Regional Head of Interest Rates and Asian Currencies Risk Management, Asia Pacific.

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Mr. Loh joined Barclays Capital in October 1999 where he remained until September, 2002, Vice Chairman, Asia Pacific and Managing Director, Regional Head of Trading, Asia Pacific.