First Degree Global Asset Management

The Platform for Fund Managers, by Fund Managers

Established in 2011 and wholly-owned by its Executive Team, First Degree has a commitment to excellence in all aspects of investment management, investment strategy, execution, legal structuring of investment vehicles, risk management and compliance.

WELCOME TO OUR PLATFORM

What is our Manager Platform?

We provide aspiring fund managers a cost effective solution to set up their fund vehicle by taking care of all the operational requirements. First Degree has a Capital Markets Services license in Singapore and we cater to fund managers across Private Equity, Hedge and Venture Capital Strategies.

Interested in becoming a client?

We have made it easy for you to plan your business and your fund.  Take a moment to complete the questionnaire.  You are welcome to submit it to us or keep it for your own purposes.

Meet The Team

Chief Executive Officer

“Regulation is something to be cherished and a solid compliance record is an asset to every investor. We are not policemen, rather we instill a sense of confidence in our clients that what they are doing is both legal and optimal.”

Chief Investment Officer

“Every client is different and they can
access our expertise as much or as little
as they want. Legal questions, investment
questions or just sounding out ideas is what we enjoy”

The First Degree View

Elon “MAC” Musk

One of the profound results from Neo-Classical price theory is that, in long run equilibrium, production costs tend will equal their Minimum Average Cost (MAC). 

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Sovereign reserves and the USD

Many market observers have noted that holdings of US Government bonds by Sovereign Reserves Managers (Central Banks and Sovereign Wealth Funds) has declined in recent

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OUR FUNDS

H2 Fund LP

Introducing an Optimal Model for Venture Investment

H2 Fund LP offers investors access to a diversified portfolio of attractive early-stage technology investments from around the world.

Portal Digital Fund

The Portal Digital Fund – is a fund of difficult to access funds that invest in high performance quant trading of digital assets.

Urban Life Growth Fund

The Urban Life Growth Fund provides short-term investment opportunities to fund the undersupplied Lifestyle Retirement living sector in Australia. Early-stage funding of the URBAN LIFE Early Works Programme accelerates the Strategic Growth Plan to construct high-quality Lifestyle Resorts, in turn providing an attractive return for participating Shareholders.

OUR FUNDS

We specialise in managing Venture Capital, Private Equity, Fixed Income and Fin-tech funds.

Chief Executive Officer

Tony Morgan

Tony has twenty years’ experience in the management of investment management businesses in Australia and across the Asia Pacific region.

Tony began his career as a corporate and securities lawyer with Baker & McKenzie in Sydney, before holding the roles of Head of Investment Product and Corporate Counsel at Davey Financial Management and Corporate Counsel and Head of the Retail Business of Jardine Fleming Australia.

Tony then transferred to Hong Kong to take up the role of Business Management Director of the JF Asset Management Group. Subsequent to those roles, Tony relocated to Singapore where he held the roles of Chief Operating Officer, South Asia, and Head of Sovereign and Institutional Clients, South Asia, at JPMorgan Asset Management.

In those roles, Tony served as the Chairman of JPMorgan Asset Management (India), a Director of JF Capital Partners (Australia), JF Asset Management (India), Al Meezan Investment Fund (Pakistan) and Ayudhya JF Asset Management (Thailand), all of which were licensed investment management entities.

Tony holds a Bachelor of Legal Studies from Macquarie University, a Master of Laws and a Master of Taxation from the University of Sydney and a Master of Business Administration from the University of London and has been admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and of the High Court of Australia.

Tony is also the Chairman of Blue Duck Design Pte. Ltd., a Singapore-based graphic design firm.

Chief Investment Officer

Stephen Fisher

Stephen has twenty five years’ experience as an investment professional with leading investment management groups in the United States, Asia and Australia

Immediately prior to co-founding First Degree in 2011, Stephen was the Head of Global Fixed Income Product – Asia Pacific at JPMorgan Asset Management, and had investment responsibility for the firm’s mandates from Central Banks, Sovereign Wealth Funds and some of the largest Institutions in the Asia Pacific Region

Prior to that role, Stephen held roles with the firm in New York and Australia, including those of Australian Head of Capital Markets Research and Asia Pacific Regional Head of Capital Markets Research

Stephen’s specialist areas of expertise include the quantitative analysis of fixed income, equity and derivative securities and asset allocation techniques. He has advised some of the leading Global Central Banks and Sovereign Wealth Funds on reserves management practices, and his research has been widely published

Stephen holds a Master of Science (Finance) an a PhD (Finance) from the WE Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Rochester, New York, and a Bachelor of Economics (First Class Honours) from the University of Sydney

Stephen is also a Non-Executive Director of Avation Plc, a commercial aircraft leasing company listed on the Main Board of the London Stock Exchange.