Lee Beng Tat, Benatt


Beng Tat (or Benatt, as he is known in the financial industry), is the Registrar of SIMC.  He brings a multi-disciplinary perspective to the role from his diverse training and experience. He was a partner in Allen & Gledhill, a large and well- established law firm in Singapore, and later founded a small law firm comprising like-minded lawyers. He also volunteered in the assigned counsel scheme for capital cases and was commended by the then Registrar of the Supreme Court of Singapore for his contribution. During his time in legal practice, he was engaged in the negotiation and finalization of many international joint venture, licensing and share sale and purchase agreements. He represented clients in several major litigation cases and was instrumental in the amicable settlement of several disputes between business associates as well as family members.

He also spent a few years in academia at the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore, where he taught Contract Law, Company Law, Securities Regulation and the Law of Evidence and authored several publications in various law journals.  His interest in economics and financial markets then led him to join Cambridge Associates LLC, where he was a Managing Director and served as an investment consultant to several large endowments and not-for-profit organizations. In this role, he sourced and evaluated investment managers in various asset classes for investment by the firm’s worldwide clientele and also published several investment related reports.  Prior to joining SIMC, he was a Senior Director, the Company Secretary, Anti-Money Laundering Officer and Head of Legal, Compliance and Strategic Initiatives at Lion Global Investors Limited.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Law from the National University of Singapore, a Master of Law from Columbia University and a Master of Business Administration (High Honors) from the University of Chicago. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and remains on the Roll of Advocates and Solicitors of the Supreme Court of Singapore and the Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales. He is concurrently an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore.