Paul joined the Lotus Group in 1999. In 1983, Mr. Pheby lectured in Sendai, Japan, before returning to London to join J. Henry Schroder Wagg & Co. He worked there in the Forex and Treasury Department and latterly in Japanese equities. In 1987, he joined Citibank Vickers da Costa in London to cover emerging markets in Asia and Europe. In 1989, he joined Salomon Brothers Inc. in Hong Kong as Vice President, working in Regional Corporate Finance. In 1990, he established Salomon Brothers Representative Office in Seoul, Korea, focusing on corporate finance. Later he returned to Hong Kong to establish a regional equity sales and trading desk. In 1992, he joined Dongbang Peregrine Securities Company Ltd., the first joint venture securities company in Seoul, as Executive Vice President and CEO. He managed 300 people and 5 branches, supervising proprietary trading in fixed income and equities, foreign and domestic sales, research and corporate finance. Dongbang Peregrine Securities was voted best securities house in Korea by Asiamoney. He established the first foreign licensed local investment trust in Korea. From 1992 to 1996, he managed US$400 million in investments. In 1997, he returned to Hong Kong where he was responsible for Peregrine’s strategy and business development in Japan and Europe. He launched Lotus Asset Management in 1999. Mr. Pheby has lived and worked in Asia for fourteen years and speaks several languages including Japanese, Korea, French and German. He graduated with honors from Oxford University in England in 1983.
Bill joined Lotus Asset Management in 2007 and heads the research team to evaluate market strategy, investments and fund portfolios. He is also responsible for marketing strategies.
Bill has over 20 years of experience in research and investment banking. He started his career in 1987, as a research associate with Vickers da Costa in Hong Kong. In 1990, he transferred to Jakarta, Indonesia, to set up a representative office for Citicorp Vickers. In 1991, he helped establish PT Peregrine Sewu Securities in Jakarta and became head of research. Bill returned to Hong Kong in 1996 with Peregrine Brokerage to sell regional equities. From 1998 to 2007, Bill held senior regional sales roles at BNP Paribas Peregrine, Kim Eng Securities and Merrill Lynch. He graduated from the University of Otago in New Zealand in 1987, with a BCom in Accounting and Finance.