Koon Boon Kee

Designation: Lecturer of Accounting
Qualifications: MSc in Finance, Singapore Management University, 2011
Email: kbkee@smu.edu.sg
School: School of Accountancy
Profile: Full-time Faculty

Research Areas and Areas of Expertise:

KB Kee is the Managing Editor of the Moat Report Asia (www.moatreport.com), a research service focused exclusively on highlighting undervalued wide-moat businesses in Asia. The MRA’s paid-subscribers from North America, Europe, the Oceania and Asia include professional value investors with over $20 billion in asset under management in equities, some of the world’s biggest secretive global hedge fund giants, and savvy private individual investor who are lifelong learners in the art of value investing. KB has presented his thought leadership as a keynote speaker in global investing conferences. KB has trained CEOs, entrepreneurs, CFOs, management executives in business strategy, value investing, macroeconomic and industry trends, and detecting accounting frauds in Singapore, HK and China, and had also taught accounting at the Singapore Management University (SMU). KB was the head of research and fund manager at a Singapore-based value investment firm since 2002. As a member of the investment committee, he helped the firm’s Asia-focused equity funds significantly outperform the benchmark index. He was previously the portfolio manager for Asia-Pacific equities at Korea’s largest mutual fund company. He holds a Masters in Finance and degrees in Accountancy and Business Management, summa cum laude, from SMU.


MSc Finance, Singapore Management University
BAcc and BBM, Singapore Management University

Research Interests

  • Corporate Governance and Accounting in Emerging Markets
  • Accounting Information and Capital Markets
  • Financial Reporting and Disclosure
  • Family Business

Teaching Interests

  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Detecting Accounting Frauds Ahead of the Curve
  • Applied Accounting Research in Investing

Selected Publications

“Why ‘Democracy’ and ‘Drifter’ Firms Can Have Abnormal Returns: The Joint Importance of Corporate Governance and Abnormal Accruals in Separating Winners from Losers”, Published in the Special Issue of Istanbul Stock Exchange 25th Year Anniversary Best Paper Competition of the Boğaziçi Journal, Review of Social, Economic and Administrative Studies, Vol. 25(1): 3-55

“Stock Return Synchronicity and Technical Trading Rules”, 2010 Global Development Finance Conference in Cape Town, 24-26 November 2010

“Education 2.0 In Indonesia: Inspiring Bamboo Innovators”, Jakarta Post, May 11, 2013

“Be like the bamboo, not the oak tree”, TODAY, 8 April 2013

“Creating ‘bamboo innovators’ in S’pore”, Straits Times, 1 April 2013

SSRN: http://ssrn.com/author=1174940

Moat Report Asia publications: http://www.moatreport.com/updates/

BeyondProxy publications: http://www.beyondproxy.com/author/koon-boon-kee/

Selected Appointments

Managing Editor, The Moat Report Asia (2013-present)