Effendy is a consultant for business, product and research. His expertise is in economic research and he has previously held several research assignments from Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) and International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF). Effendy began his career as a financial consultant at Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore, where he developed an extensive knowledge of banking instruments.
He then moved on to WAREES Investments, a subsidiary of Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS) which specializes in managing and developing trust property. At WAREES Investments, he fulfilled the role of an investment analyst and is immersed to the field of Islamic Finance and Economics. A new introduction to the Amanie team, Effendy brings forth an integral knowledge of the banking industry. Effendy holds a degree in Business Management from the University of London, an MSc in International Economics (with Distinction) from Cardiff University and is currently pursuing his PhD in Economics from Universiti Malaya, specializing in Monetary and Islamic Economics.