Overview

Victor sees the common thread of transformation and disruption as the proliferation of data at the speed of light or the "democratization of information". In 1999, he was an angel investor in an online Australian stockbroking start-up while starting up 3 dotcoms in venture investing, real time dynamic pricing, and interactive advertising – all of which were mothballed in the aftermath of the dotcom bust.

In 2001, he developed the concept of wealth management by combining insurance and investment needs in a new start-up called "The Wealth Management Group" ensconced in the stockbroking firm where he was an Executive Director. He grew the business from scratch to over 150 financial advisor representatives and obtained an asset management licence in 2003, growing AUM from zero to over US$350 million by 2007.

Through many market booms and busts including the 1997/1998 Asian Financial Crisis and the 2007/2008 Global Financial Crisis, he became convinced that the alpha style chase for returns was limited as markets became more correlated through a flatter financial information landscape brought about by the internet. Exchange traded securities became less "nationalistic" as globalization accelerated while digital technologies made liquidity the key differentiator of where investors gather. The real need was to manage risks before chasing returns. This required tracking vast amounts of data which was beyond the human realm.

In insurance, he saw plenty of risk data, but none were real time. In healthcare, he saw how costs could have been avoided had intervention taken place earlier to reduce or transfer risks. He saw how costs were bloated due to human inefficiencies and the lack of data transparency. In 2014, he was asked to turn around an insurance business. Together with the incumbent team, the business saw record profits and was acquired by FWD Group, the insurance arm of the Pacific Century private investment group in 2016, whereupon he was asked by FWD to leverage his experience to develop digital wealth management capabilities.

Today, affordable massive computing power and real-time data allows for better risk management in investing globally. New low-cost products such as Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) can now replicate costly mutual funds or unit trust products. Yet ETFs have yet to take off in Asia although it is increasingly popular in the USA and Europe. This may not be surprising when one considers the high fees that traditional products earn for financial intermediaries. With over US$60 billion in retail unit trusts in Singapore alone, and over US$2 billion in investment-linked insurance premiums, PIVOT can create value by offering intelligent, risk-focused & low-cost investments.
PIVOT is backed by the PINTEC Group of China, a fintech unicorn recognized by industry watchers and competitors. Believing in adapting technology for business execution, Victor has brought two prolific start-ups – PINTEC and FWD Group – together in the spirit of corporate entrepreneurship and technological innovation to advance the interests of the end-consumer.

Meet our team

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Victor Lye
Founder & CEO

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Zheng Yudong
Director & Technology Advisor

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Alan Qiu Qi
Advisor, Operations & Strategy

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Eric Chia
Advisor, Quantitative Analytics

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Ruan Jiren
VP, Operations & Analytics

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Johnny Ong
Consultant, Systems & Technology

Professional

We are an experienced professional investment team, led by entrepreneurs and backed by core shareholder PINTEC Financial Intelligence Group ("PINTEC") of China with over 300 Data Analysts & Systems Engineers.
PINTEC is ranked 39th by KPMG & H2 Ventures in the 2016 Fintech 100 Leading Global Innovator.
Founded by Victor Lye in 2017, PIVOT is PINTEC's international venture arm based in Singapore. Already, PIVOT has won international recognition as a finalist at the Abu Dhabi Global Fintech Innovation Challenge 2017.

Shareholders

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PINTEC is an intelligent financial technology group which traces its roots to 2012. Since then, it has grown several fintech businesses in credit analytics and P2P lending, online mutual fund sales, digital investment management and e-insurance solutions. PINTEC uses data analytics and AI to deliver effective financial solutions for consumers and businesses. PINTEC drives new inclusive fintech opportunities to expand access to financial services and mitigates risks by reducing human involvement.

PINTEC's POLARIS unit is the first RMB denominated digital investment management services provider in China. POLARIS offers AI driven and bespoke digital asset allocation solutions to financial institutions and their clients. The POLARIS team comprises experienced investment managers, data analysts and systems engineers.

Visit www.pintec.com and www.ixuanji.com for more information.

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A business unit of the Asia-based private investment Pacific Century Group, the FWD Group spans Hong Kong & Macau, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, and Japan, offering life and medical insurance, general insurance and employee benefits across a number of its markets.

FWD is focused on creating fresh customer experiences, with easy-to-understand products, supported by digital technology. Through this customer-led approach, FWD aims to become a leading pan-Asian insurer that changes the way people feel about insurance.

Established in Asia in 2013, FWD is the insurance business of investment group, Pacific Century Group.

For additional information, please visit the Company's website at www.fwd.com

Media

Press Releases

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Pivot Fintech To Develop AI Machine Learning Investing Services For Leading Malaysian Investment Firm

5 March 2018 (Singapore) -- Singapore-based artificial intelligence startup PIVOT Fintech (“PIVOT”) has received a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) from a leading Malaysian asset management firm to launch AI-driven investment management services.

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PINTEC launches Singapore-based PIVOT to offer digital wealth management technology services in Southeast Asia

(Beijing) 12 October 2017 -- PINTEC Group ("PINTEC"), a leading fintech player in China, today announced the launch of PIVOT Fintech Pte. Ltd. ("PIVOT"), to offer digital wealth management technology services powered by Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning throughout Southeast Asia from its base in Singapore. It's the first time that a Chinese robo-advisory company has developed its business outside of China.

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