The Team


Benjamin McCarron

Managing Director

Benjamin is a leading expert in responsible finance. A former fund manager, he has over 16 years’ experience in mainstream finance and sustainability. He founded ARE in 2013 to address the gap in high quality, independent research on responsible finance in Asia. He is also a specialist consultant for the Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA).


Xinying Tok


Xinying has over 12 years' experience working in banking, consulting and sustainability. Prior to joining ARE, she had previously worked at DBS Bank in risk management, equity research and structured financing as well as with philanthropies developing strategies to transition towards sustainable energy use in China. Her current work focuses on Sustainable Finance and Investing as well as Energy Transition.


Vi Nguyen

Director of Research

Vi leads ARE's sustainable protein work across Asia. Prior to transitioning into ESG and sustainable finance, she worked for nearly two decades in banking and finance, focusing mainly on equity markets. She has contributed to strategies globally, but has direct investment experience across Asia and Australia. Her past roles have been in investment strategy, equity trading and research analysis for international and regional banks.


Timothy Tan

Product Manager

Timothy has over 6 years’ experience in in various roles in consulting and banking, most recently at a leading international bank. He covers corporate governance issues in Malaysia and Thailand, in addition to responsible banking and product development for ARE.


Jane Li

Head of Operations & Business Planning

Jane is an experienced management and strategy professional with a record of success establishing platforms that connect ecosystem players including start-ups, entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, government, etc. Prior to joining ARE, she worked as Community Chief focusing on business community development with a major real estate player in Singapore.


Jeehee Moon

Research Analyst

Jeehee provides research and analytical support. She also drives ARE's engagements in Korea. Her focus areas include corporate governance and sustainable real estate. She brings with her experience in fixed income research, consulting, and trade promotion.