Why Bondlinc?

Digitally Empowering the Clients

 

Bond trading is and will likely always be highly fragmented due to the human aspect and nature of how it trades and the overall size of the market. There are many companies out there who are trying to revamp / change / improve / automate / digitize the bond market for financial institutions and banks.

Unlike almost all of them, we are aiming to change it from the bottom up, helping individuals and the masses to easier connect to this exclusive space, while improving existing trading experiences

 

Private Banking Bond Trading

From Old to New

 

To improve, standardise and automate traditional workflows, while keeping and enhancing the human elements, maximising efficiency and information distribution.

Our vision is to adapt the best and most informative parts of social living and media into the traditional bond trading processes.

 
 

Bondlinc is a concept born out of frustration with trading bonds. There are plenty of comprehensive applications in the market for equity and foreign exchange trading, but nothing compelling for bond investors. Bondlinc serves to fill that gap for investors. It is more than descriptive data, a communication tool, an ecosystem, and a platform that takes the client bank relationship to the next level. 

Daniel Yu first created Bondlinc in 2012. In 2016, Bondlinc was legally formed and co-founders Eng Keong Ong joined as CEO and Vincent Caldeira as CTO. Together the team works efficiently at an entrepreneur pace coupled with industry backing and expertise. 


Daniel Yu

Creator and co-founder

Daniel is currently the Treasurer for OCBC Hong Kong branch. Prior to moving to Hong Kong, he was the Head of Credit and Equity Trading at OCBC in Singapore. Before joining OCBC, Daniel was the head of Asia High Yield Credit Trading at JP Morgan in Hong Kong. Daniel began his career as an equity analyst at an event-driven hedge fund in New York.

Daniel conceived of Bondlinc in 2014, but only formalized the project when he recruited Eng Keong Ong to be a co-founder and CEO in 2016.  Daniel serves as a non-executive director and heads Bondlinc’s Advisory Panel which consists of senior industry professionals.

 

Management Team

E K ONG
 

Eng Keong Ong

CEO and co-founder

EK was a Fixed Income trader with career trading experiences in London, New York, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. Prior to starting Bondlinc, EK was a Managing Director and Senior Asian Credit Trader at US Investment Bank Jefferies International. Over the course of his career, he has had capital market experiences at DZ Bank, BNP Paribas and Citigroup. He graduated from the London School of Economics with a Economics degree in 2001.

VINCENT CALDEIRA
 

Vincent Caldeira

CTO and co-founder

Vincent was a Managing Director and Head of Technology and Business Process Re-engineering at Bank of Singapore. Prior to joining Bank of Singapore, Vincent also held various positions in the Global & Capital Markets domains, working with banks such as HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank to develop and implement process and technology solutions to support and manage their Derivatives Trading activities. He has also led the effort of effectively re-engineering and consolidating Treasury Front to Back-Office systems for trade & risk management, processing and accounting across all asset classes including Foreign Exchange, Money Market, Fixed Income and Derivatives (Interest Rates, Foreign Exchange, Equity) for OCBC Bank.

Vincent earned his Master of Science from HEC School of Management in Paris, concentrating his studies on Operations Research and Quantitative Methods, as well as Management of Information Systems. He also completed a Program of International Management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

 

Advisory Board

TERENCE ON SEA ENG
 

Terence Ong Sea Eng

Terence is a veteran banker who recently left UOB to run his new Private Equity Venture, New Silkroutes Asset Management. His last position at the bank was Head of Group Global Markets and Investment Management, where he drove UOB's global treasury and asset management businesses. He was also Chairman of UOB Asset Management and UOB Venture Management, and a member of several of the bank's key committees, including its management executive committee and investment committee.

 

Tan Ker Wei

Ker Wei is currently a senior bond dealer at Bank of Singapore, having been at the institution for close to 15 years. He started his career at ING Asia Private Bank in 2003, where as a management associate he was tasked to help manage client portfolios. He moved to fixed income trading in 2006, where he has since been an integral part of the team handling bond executions. He is an honors graduate from Nanyang Technological University.

 

Senior Team

GUSNIAWAN
 

Gusniawan

Full Stack Developer

Gusniawan is Full Stack Developer with 20 years' experience working in blue chip, startup, companies across different markets sectors, Banking, Stock Trading, and Ecommerce. He has extensive knowledge of Java Enterprise, PHP framework, LAMP stack, experienced in working on multiple operating systems, including Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux. He is a creative mobile application developer with over five years of experience across both Android and iOS devices.

JAISVAR VISWA RAMAMURTHY
 

Jaisvar Viswa Ramamurthy

Senior Developer

Jaisvar is an data integration and analytics professional with a strong background in mathematics and finance. He has over 12 years of experience across various roles in information technology and 7 years of experience in Banking and Financial Services. He was earlier the Team Lead of Enterprise Data, Risk, Regulatory and Finance IT at Bank of Singapore.

He has implemented various projects within Banking and Financial services in the area of client onboarding, trade and order management systems, confirmation and settlement, market risk, credit risk, business intelligence and regulatory reporting.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Nanyang Technological University in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Master of Computing degree from National University of Singapore. He is currently pursuing his Master of Science in Quantitative Finance at NUS.

GLENN SUNKEL
 

GLENN SUNKEL

Software Engineer

Glenn has over 15 years experience as a software engineer across a range of domains. Over the last few years he has been working in major banks specializng in the compliance and regulatory domain, most recently leading the solution architecture for a major global AML implementation.

Previous experience has him working in software houses and startups. This gives Glenn a strong background in the building and maintenance of large, global software projects. 

He is an agile enthusiast and a natural leader, managing and mentoring large software teams. His passion is to build great teams and great software.

He has a bachelor of computing and mathematical sciences from Waikato University.