Ho Yuen Kim Colin

  • Scholarship in 1997 at Imperial College London

My field of research was structural damage detection using vibration methods. Working under the supervision of Professor D. J. Ewins at Imperial College, I performed an analysis of using vibration mode shapes for locating damage in structures. One of the major conclusions was that high data quality was vital in terms of successful location of damage in structures via vibration methods. That was a critical challenge in practice due to various "noise" embedded in collected field data.


I am a Banker for Citi Private Bank’s Asia Pacific Family Office and Institutions team. Based in Hong Kong, I work closely with Private Banking and Institutional Client Group professionals throughout the region to develop and deliver solutions for Citi’s Family Office clients.

I joined the CPB from JP Morgan Private Bank's Equity Solutions Group in Hong Kong, where I advised on and executed transactions for ultra-high net worth clients and Family Offices. Prior to returning to Asia to join JP Morgan, I worked in London with multi-strategy hedge fund manager Peloton Partners as a quantitative analyst.

I began my career as an engineer specializing in mechanical vibration analysis. I obtained my PhD in Structural Dynamics and Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, University of London, and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Hong Kong. I am also a member of the Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts and is both a CFA and a FRM charter-holder.

My current focuses included Family Office, Family Business, Succession Planning, Family Wealth Planning and Governance, Direct Investment, Private Equity, Hedge Fund, Capital Markets, Monetization of concentrated stock portfolios, portfolio hedging and corporate banking.