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We launched a series of short interviews called #InsightsInterview, to understand how reputable financial experts, bloggers and influencers in the InvestingNote community think as winning investors.

Exclusive Interview with Nasser, Head of Equity Capital Markets at SGX

Exclusive Interview with Nasser, Head of Equity Capital Markets at SGX

Recently, we got in touch with Mr Mohamed Nasser Ismail, the Head of Equity Capital Markets at SGX and also one of the renowned panel of judges for the upcoming Investor-One Challenge. He has shared with us his career path and his career advice for budding young professionals who plan to work in the finance industry.

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1. We’ve all heard of Singapore Exchange. As the head of equity capital markets in SGX, could you share with us some of the milestones of the SGX that you’ve been involved in and are proud of?

I’ve been with SGX for nearly 15 years, and one of the highlights of my career here would be to have witnessed the growth of Catalist – from its inception in 2007 to what it is today – home to more than 200 homegrown and overseas companies.

I am encouraged to see that a total of S$4.5 billion had been raised by Catalist companies through the primary and secondary market to fund their development and growth.

2. Can you tell us more about the Catalist-board in SGX? 

Catalist was launched in November 2007 with a vision to provide high-growth companies access to capital fast and efficiently. Its sponsor-supervised regime with no prescribed quantitative criteria, such as market capitalisation and revenue, allows companies regardless of size and age to tap the capital market for growth.

Today, Catalist is home to more than 200 homegrown and overseas companies from diverse industries, many of which are household names well-known to consumers.

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Exclusive Interview with Mark Liew, CEO of PrimePartners

Exclusive Interview with Mark Liew, CEO of PrimePartners

Recently, we got in touch with Mark Liew, the CEO of PrimePartners and also one of the renowned panel of judges for the upcoming Investor-One Challenge, for how he got started in his career and words of wisdom for budding young professionals who wants to venture into corporate finance.

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1.PrimePartners is one of Singapore’s leading corporate finance firms. As the CEO, can you share some key milestones of the company over the years?

We are one of the pioneer batch of Full Sponsors authorised by the Singapore Exchange to undertake introducing and continuing sponsorship activities for companies listed on Catalist, the sponsor-supervised listing platform to attract fast growing companies to raise capital in Asia.

Our continuing sponsorship services include working with the boards of directors of our sponsored companies to effect their growth plans through acquisitions, fund-raising and restructuring, and providing guidance to our sponsored companies on compliance with the listing rules.

Here’s the list of milestones we’ve achieved over the years:

2003:Received Capital Market Services licence

2004: Completed first listing

2008: Approved as pioneer batch of full sponsors for Catalist

2011: First mining company listed

2013: First Japanese company listed

2015: First Israeli company listed

2018 was also a special year: it was our 15th anniversary as a company, 10th anniversary as full sponsor and we’ve 64 listings completed to date.

2. How does PrimePartner work with and help companies wanting to get listed on SGX in Singapore? 

We really do handhold clients through the listing process. To keep it simple to understand, there are key 3 main steps.

First, understanding the owners’ objectives, the management’s style and the company’s business model.

Next, actively manage the listing and due diligence process and exercising judgement in resolving the issues raised.

Finally, championing the company with both regulators and investors.

As for post-listing, we continue the engagement advising on compliance, and connecting clients with capital and opportunities.

3. We’re interested in your inspiring story: how did you get started in your career and how did you get to become CEO of PrimePartners today?

After graduating with a degree in Accountancy, started my career in corporate banking during the Asian financial crisis – a real-world crash course in credit analysis, loan management and corporate restructuring.

Made the switch to corporate finance two years later and have not looked back.

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#InsightsInterview with ValueInvestAsia, one of our veteran contributors

#InsightsInterview with ValueInvestAsia, one of our veteran contributors

This is # InsightsInterview Episode 10 with one of our veteran contributors on the InvestingNote Platform, Stanley Lim, with the username ValueInvestAsia.

This # InsightsInterview series is to showcase financial experts, influencers and bloggers on a personal and insightful manner, to get glimpse of their investment journeys and their insights on the market in the near future. Every one of them have different styles of investing, expertise in different types of securities and also have their own story to tell.

Previously, we have launched 9 episodes of # InsightsInterview by influential bloggers. To read more about their post, you can find out at the end of this interview. The links are attached to the previous interview series.

Recently, we interviewed Stanley from ValueInvestAsia, to understand more about his investing strategies, biggest trade winner and loser, and what motivated him to get started in the first place.

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Till date, Stanley from ValueInvestAsia has created many educational post and investment ideas and spurred discussions on InvestingNote platform. This is #InsightsInterview, Episode 10.

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SGX Bull Charge Challenge Investors’ Insights: Dr. Robin Han

SGX Bull Charge Challenge Investors’ Insights: Dr. Robin Han

Recently, we got in touch with Robin Han, one of the contestants of the SGX Bull Charge Stock Challenge as well as a veteran contributing influencer of the InvestingNote community, to understand more about his investing strategies, his philosophy, and what motivated him to get started in the first place.

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With less than a month to go, some of the top participants have achieved double digit portfolio returns within the timeframe of just 3 months. Impressive! For those who are wondering, the SGX Bull Charge Stock Challenge is only open to professionals and influencers in the finance industry.

But the question we should really ask is, how did they do it? What is their investment or trading philosophy? Who inspired them? What styles of investing or trading are they using?

We believe that every one of these professionals have different styles of investing, expertise in different types of securities and also have their own story to tell.

Here’s Robin’s story:

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SGX Bull Charge Challenge Investors’ Insights: Chicao

SGX Bull Charge Challenge Investors’ Insights: Chicao

Recently, we got in touch with Chi Cao, one of the top contestants of the SGX Bull Charge Stock Challenge, to understand more about her investing strategies, her philosophy, and what motivated her to get started in the first place.

With less than a month to go, some of the top participants have achieved double digit portfolio returns within the timeframe of just 3 months. Impressive! For those who are wondering, the SGX Bull Charge Stock Challenge is only open to professionals and influencers in the finance industry.

But the question we should really ask is, how did they do it? What is their investment or trading philosophy? Who inspired them? What styles of investing or trading are they using?

We believe that every one of these professionals have different styles of investing, expertise in different types of securities and also have their own story to tell.

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This is what Chicao had to say:

Tell me more about yourself and how did you get started in investing or trading?

I graduated from Texas A&M University in 2015. During my university time, I was captivated by the financial market and was curious of what caused the market to move. I applied to many firms for a trading role and I managed to get an opportunity to join as an assistant trader for one of the largest brokerage firms in Singapore.

Over the course of the two years, I managed to trade in some of the most volatile periods, e.g. Brexit and 2016 US Election. It is through those rites of passages that I grow to fully respect the adage that the market is always right!

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SGX Bull Charge Challenge Investors’ Insights: Brian Halim

SGX Bull Charge Challenge Investors’ Insights: Brian Halim

Recently, we got in touch with Brian Halim, one of the prominent financial bloggers here in Singapore and also a contestant of the SGX Bull ChargeStock Challenge, to understand more about his investing strategies, his philosophy, and what motivated him to get started in the first place.

With less than a month to go, some of the top participants have achieved double digit portfolio returns within the timeframe of just 3 months. Impressive! For those who are wondering, the SGX Bull Charge Stock Challenge is only open to professionals and influencers in the finance industry.

But the question we should really ask is, how did they do it? What is their investment or trading philosophy? Who inspired them? What styles of investing or trading are they using?

We believe that every one of these professionals have different styles of investing, expertise in different types of securities and also have their own story to tell.

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This is what Brian had to say:

Tell me more about yourself and how did you get started in investing or trading?

Like most of the people, I am a normal employee who works by the day from 9 to 6 in the financial industry. During my free time, I would blog occasionally at http://www.foreverfinancialfreedom.blogspot.com to journal my thoughts on topics that are of my interests, i.e usually catered for investing strategy, portfolio management or personal finance. I am married with two young kids aged 4 and 1.

I started investing sometime in 2010 not long after I started working and have been trying to fine tune my investing style to fit my needs.

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SGX Bull Charge Stock Challenge: How Do Professionals Do It?

SGX Bull Charge Stock Challenge: How Do Professionals Do It?

We’re very close to the finale of the SGX Bull Charge Stock Challenge!

With less than a month to go, some of the top participants have achieved double digit portfolio returns within the timeframe of just 3 months. Impressive! For those who are wondering, the SGX Bull Charge Stock Challenge is only open to professionals and influencers in the finance industry.

But the question we should really ask is, how did they do it? What is their investment or trading philosophy? Who inspired them? What styles of investing or trading are they using?

We believe that every one of these professionals have different styles of investing, expertise in different types of securities and also have their own story to tell.

Recently, we got in touch with Aylmer Tham, to understand more about his investing strategies, his philosophy, and what motivated him to get started in the first place.

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1. Tell me more about yourself and how did you get started in investing or trading?

I have been a remisier/dealer for the past 10 years, looking to launch my own hedge fund in the near future. I taught myself candlesticks reading by reading 200 charts daily for more than a year till I was able to read charts by just having a glance.

In 2012, I was the winner in the Stockwhiz Investment Competition in the Professional level for the ETF Category in Sep 2012, beating all other Professionals in the Finance Industry participating in the competition.

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#InsightsInterview with Well Handy, one of our top contributors

#InsightsInterview with Well Handy, one of our top contributors

This is # InsightsInterview Episode 9 with one of our top contributors on the InvestingNote Platform, with the username Wellhandy.

This # InsightsInterview series is to showcase financial experts, influencers and bloggers on a personal and insightful manner, to get glimpse of their investment journeys and their insights on the market in the near future. Every one of them have different styles of investing, expertise in different types of securities and also have their own story to tell.

Previously, we have launched 8 episodes of # InsightsInterview by influential bloggers. To read more about their post, you can find out at the end of this interview. The links are attached to the previous interview series.

Recently, we interviewed Well Handy, to understand more about his investing strategies, biggest trade winner and loser, and what motivated him to get started in the first place.

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Well Handy is one of InvestingNote’s most reputable member in IN Member’s Ranking with more than 1000+ followers, specialising in basic analysis. Till date, he has created many educational post and investment ideas and spurred discussions on InvestingNote platform. This is #InsightsInterview, Episode 9.

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#InsightsInterview with Sporeshare, one of the top contributors in InvestingNote

#InsightsInterview with Sporeshare, one of the top contributors in InvestingNote

This is # InsightsInterview Episode 8 with one of our top contributors on the InvestingNote Platform, with the username Sporeshare.

This # InsightsInterview series is to showcase financial experts, influencers and bloggers on a personal and insightful manner, to get glimpse of their investment journeys and their insights on the market in the near future. Every one of them have different styles of investing, expertise in different types of securities and also have their own story to tell.

Previously, we have launched 7 episodes of # InsightsInterview by influential bloggers. To read more about their post, you can find out at the end of this interview. The links are attached to the previous interview series.

Recently, we interviewed Sporeshare, to understand more about his investing strategies, biggest trade winner and loser, and what motivated him to get started in the first place.interviewinsights

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# InsightsInterview with ThumbTack Investor, one of the top contributor in InvestingNote

# InsightsInterview with ThumbTack Investor, one of the top contributor in InvestingNote

This is # InsightsInterview Episode 7 with one of our top contributors on the InvestingNote Platform, username: ThumbTack Investor.

This # InsightsInterview series is to showcase financial experts, influencers and bloggers on a personal and insightful manner, to get glimpse of their investment journeys and their insights on the market in the near future. Every one of them have different styles of investing, expertise in different types of securities and also have their own story to tell.

Previously, we have launched 6 episodes of # InsightsInterview by influential bloggers. To read more about their post, you can find out at the end of this interview. The links are attached to the previous interview series.

Recently, we interviewed ThumbTack Investor (also known as TTI), to understand more about his investing strategies, biggest trade winner and loser, and what motivated him to get started in the first place.

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