Heng Koon How, CAIA
Head of Markets Strategy, Executive Director
Global Economics and Markets Research
United Overseas Bank (UOB)
Koon How is the Head of Markets Strategy in the Global Economics and Markets Research team at UOB, where he formulates forecasts and market views for foreign exchange (FX), commodities and interest rates.
In addition to traditional FICC related research, Koon How has also focused increasingly on research and updates in the fast evolving digital assets space, including cryptocurrencies, various tokens as well as central bank digital currencies.
He has more than 25 years of financial markets experience across the key asset classes. Fluent in English and Mandarin, Koon How actively participates in various investment seminars across the Asia Pacific region and is a regular commentator in key local and international print and broadcast media.
Prior to joining UOB in 2017, Koon How was a senior FX strategist at a Swiss private bank covering the Asia Pacific region. He also worked in various global financial institutions in areas such as FX options sales, derivatives advisory and commodities structuring.
Koon How graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor’s degree (Honours) in Chemical Engineering. In 2009, he was awarded the Financial Sector Development Fund postgraduate scholarship from the Monetary Authority of Singapore to attend the Yale-Singapore Management University Masters of Science in Wealth Management programme. Koon How is also a certified Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst. In 2020, Koon How attended the Cryptocurrency on-line course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and in 2021, Koon How completed the CFA Certificate in ESG Investing.