Derrick is the Founder & CEO of two companies. ARK Investment Advisors Pte Ltd (“ARK”), a Singapore based property fund with interests in Australia and Europe. The First Pour Pte Ltd (“TFP”), an official agent distributor of spirits, wines and mixers in Singapore. TFP is proud to import and distribute three Irish spirit brands. Namely, Bushmills, Dingles and the Quiet Man. Prior to founding ARK in 2012, Derrick worked at a number of functional departments Merrill Lynch International Bank covering strategic planning, product development (derivative programs for end clients) and client relationship management. Derrick began his career at Singapore’s central bank and financial market regulator, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”). While at the MAS, he was party to the creation of the Asian Bond Fund, now an ETF listed in HK under stock code 2821 managed by State Street Global Advisors. Derrick has a keen interest in history, design and cultural conservation.