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View from watchtower as the pennies fall

SGX's head of surveillance regulation talks about one of the most exciting days of his 14-year career and what keeps him motivated at the Exchange

Mr Koh says 'every day presents me with new challenges, and I think I play a meaningful role in upholding trust and confidence for the investor as well as in the marketplace'.


ON Oct 4, 2013, Kelvin Koh, head of surveillance regulation at the Singapore Exchange (SGX), was at work by 8am, just a little earlier than usual; he would not leave for home that day until about 10pm, though.

When the markets opened at 9am, the stocks of a few counters