Prem H. Samtani

Former Senior Portfolio Manager, CPP Investment Board

Over the course of the past 30 years Prem Samtani has held a diverse range of positions at leading financial services firms specializing in Asian capital markets including Richardson Greenshields (acquired by RBC), Crosby Securities (acquired by Société Générale), Sofaer Capital / FrontPoint Partners and Morgan Stanley.

More recently, from 2012 to 2018, he served as the Senior Portfolio Manager (SPM) at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board ( in Hong Kong developing and overseeing the fund’s investment program in Japanese public markets.

An active angel investor, Prem currently serves as an “hands-on stakeholder-advisor" to a portfolio of promising firms in the region with a focus on fintech, health & wellness / food-tech and digital media services.

A long term resident of Japan, Prem now resides in Hong Kong and obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree specialising in Finance at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) and holds an MBA from INSEAD (Fontainbleau, France).