TriLake Partners Wealth Managers Arnulfo De pala CFA


Chief Investment Officer

Filipino and US national.

Arnulfo “Noli” de Pala, Executive Director, joined TriLake Partners as Chief Investment Officer in 2016.

Noli has worked in the financial services industry across four continents for over 30 years. After working with AXA as a financial consultant in Los Angeles, he joined UnionBank of the Philippines in 1996 where he served as the bank’s Trust Officer and later, the Head of Market Risk Management. In 2002 he moved to HSBC where he handled marketing, product development and training for the wealth management business. He was then assigned to HSBC’s offshore headquarters in Jersey in the British Channel Islands to train the financial advisers of HSBC’s offshore offices around the world from 2005 to 2008. Noli returned to Manila to head HSBC’s trust department before joining EastWest Bank where he was the Trust Officer and Chief Investment Officer.

Noli graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines School of Economics and has taught Advanced Investment Management in the master’s program in Finance of the College of Business Administration.

He earned his CFA® charter in 2001 and is a founding member and former President of the CFA Society of the Philippines. He remains an active volunteer with the CFA Program and has served CFA Institute in various working committees for the last fifteen years.

He speaks fluent English and Filipino and is a frequent guest on financial programmes on radio and television.