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CAIA Singapore Breakfast with Albourne : Operational Due Diligence for Digital Assets

September 19, 2023
All times listed are in local time
3 Church Street
Samsung Hub, 01 #24-04 
This event has a fee
Free Event for CAIA Singapore Members.
Venue: Singlife 

18 Robinson Road, #04-03, Singapore 048547


Operational due diligence is an important aspect of any sound investment process. But how do we undertake it when looking at digital assets and cryptocurrencies? How do we extend and complement our ODD processes when looking at this asset class and what do we need to be wary of? Come and hear from one of the foremost experts share his experiences and insights in this fast changing field.


Steven D’Mello is a Partner at Albourne and Head of Operational Due Diligence for Digital Assets. We are delighted to be able to host an event for CAIA members to update their knowledge in the space.


This breakfast session will be moderated by Debra Ng – Partner and Head of Albourne Asia to discuss and highlight some of the areas you should be considering when investing in digital assets.



08:30 Registration & Networking

09:00 Presentation starts

10:00 Session ends


Coffee and pastries will be provided.

Speakers' Bio

Steven D’Mello
Head of Operational Due Diligence for Digital Assets

Steve joined Albourne Partners (Canada) Ltd as an Operational Due Diligence Analyst in 2014 to focus on the credit and fixed income sector before expanding into private markets ODD. Steven has played an important role in developing Albourne’s framework for assessing operational risk pertaining to digital assets, and is a contributor to the SBAI Crypto Assets Toolkit, the AIMA Digital Assets Custody Guide and the AIMA Digital Assets DDQ.

Steven joined Albourne from RBC Capital Markets where he worked in Corporate Treasury and Product Control and previously worked for Citco Fund Services in pricing and fund accounting. Steven holds a Bachelor of Administrative and Commercial Studies degree from Western University and has earned both the CFA and FRM designations.

Debra Ng
Partner and Head of Albourne Asia

Albourne Partners was established in March 1994 in the UK as an independent specialist consultant focused on private equity/venture, private debt, real estate, real assets and liquid alternatives. As a non-discretionary advisor, the firm effectively serves as an extension of clients’ due diligence staff with 605 employees in 11 locations throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Albourne works for over 330 clients globally, who currently invest more than US$700bn in alternatives.

Debra is a Partner and Board Director of Albourne Partners Limited. As Asia Region Head, she is responsible for Albourne’s practice across Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan while overseeing Albourne’s Portfolio Group strategy, advice and delivery of client outcomes in Asia. Her experience spans 32 years in the financial industry including equity research, equity and fixed income asset management and alternatives advisory.

She supports the industry as an AIMA Singapore Exco member and Chair of SBAI’s Singapore Advisory Committee. She is also an independent director of the UBS Optimus Fund Singapore DAF and a member of the Albourne Women’s Network.
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