Martin Yupangco, Director-Asia
Martin Yupangco, Director-Asia, has over 27 years of international consulting experience specializing in business intelligence, investment research, analysis, due diligence and transaction advisory services to clients with investing activities throughout Asia. His consulting practice has also focused on complex transactions, competitor & market insight, government & regulatory affairs, reputation management, stakeholder relations and communications.
Prior to joining Bench Walk Advisors, Mr. Yupangco founded Optima Strategies Limited, a management consulting firm focused on turnaround & restructuring, operational due diligence, organization design, market entry strategy and business intelligence. He also founded Investor Resources Counselors, a management consulting firm that provides business intelligence, investment research, analysis, due diligence and transaction advisory services.
Before launching his two investment advisory and strategy consulting firms, Mr. Yupangco was based in Hong Kong as Director of Research for Elliott Advisors, a private New York-headquartered activist investment fund with over US$33 billion AUM focusing on a multi-strategy trading program that encompassed a broad range of strategies, including performing debt, distressed securities, hedge/arbitrage positions (including event arbitrage, related securities arbitrage, convertible arbitrage, commodities trading and fixed income arbitrage), equity-oriented positions, basis-trading, portfolio volatility protection positions, and real estate-related securities positions.
Prior to this, he served as a Director of Alvarez & Marsal’s Singapore office and leader of its Southeast Asian Dispute Analysis & Forensics practice. He has also held the positions of Vice President & USA Country Manager for International Risk (now FTI Consulting), Managing Director for Kroll (Hong Kong, Singapore and New York) and Regional Representative for ORC, Inc. (now Mercer Consulting).
Mr. Yupangco holds a MSc. in International Operations Management from the Arthur D. Little School of Management and a BA in Business and Government from Skidmore College.