Wai Shan (Connie) Wong CPA

      Wai Shan (Connie) Wong CPA

      Executive Director

      Singapore
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      Connie Wong is an Executive Director based in the Singapore operation where she oversees strategic partnerships and business growth for the Asia-Pacific region. Connie also serves as an independent director to Asia-based hedge funds, private equity funds and venture capital funds with varying structure and investment strategies across multiple jurisdictions.

      Connie joined Waystone in 2015 and was based initially in the Cayman Islands office, before subsequently moving to roles based in the Hong Kong and Singapore operations.

      Prior to joining Waystone, Connie was a manager of the Finance and Fund Referred Reporting Engagement Group at PwC in the Cayman Islands, where she managed the finance operations for the Cayman Islands and Bahamas offices and liaised on financial and operating matters with all business units within the company, including the Caribbean region. While at PwC, Connie managed a portfolio of hedge fund clients in North America and managed the financial reporting requirements of investment funds across jurisdictions such as the Cayman Islands, North America and Luxembourg. Connie was also responsible for reviewing the financial statements of CIMA registered funds received from the global PwC network.

      In addition to her native Cantonese, Connie is fluent in English, Mandarin Chinese and Hokkien/Taiwanese.

      Skills and experience

      Representative MattersAtoms / Icons / plusExpand
      • Serving as General Partner and Investment Advisory Committee member to private funds and sidecar funds investing in early-stage companies and growth-stage companies with areas within digital media, social media and entertainment, healthcare and technology innovation, sponsored by the leading, earliest venture investors in China.
      • Serving as independent director to private funds investing in bonds and structured notes, sponsored by an investment manager affiliated to a non-state-owned bank listed in Hong Kong.
      • Assisted in privatisation deals and the sales to private equity firms with transaction values over $Bns, including Asia’s recent largest private equity buyout consortium deal of $12 Bn.
      • Serving hedge fund structures employing global macro, Asia long/short or event drive type of investment strategies.
      Practice AreasAtoms / Icons / plusExpand
      • Hedge funds
      • Private equity
      • Venture capital
      • Private credit
      Prior ExperienceAtoms / Icons / plusExpand
      • PricewaterhouseCoopers, Cayman Islands, Manager – Finance and Fund Referred Reporting Engagement Group, 2012 – 2015
      • Deloitte China, Hong Kong, Senior Associate – Assurance Service, 2009 – 2012
      Qualifications and Affiliations Atoms / Icons / plusExpand
      • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, University of Hong Kong
      • Social Finance Programme, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
      • Member of Singapore Institute of Directors (SID)
      • Registered Director with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA)
      • Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CPA)
      Speaking EngagementsAtoms / Icons / plusExpand
      • “Gender Alpha: Investing Through a Female Lens” – Panellist at Goldman Sachs 20th Annual Asia Hedge Fund Symposium, Tokyo, September 2019.
      • “Robust opportunity as Singapore leads in Technology & Innovation” – Panellist at SANNE Annual Technical Roundtable, Singapore, September 2019.
      • “安永2018年度基金行业热点分享会” – Panellist at EY’s Annual Global Alternative Fund Symposium, Beijing and Shenzhen, November 2018 and January 2019.
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