Recently, we got in touch with Terence Wong, the CEO of Azure Capital and also one of the renowned panel of judges for the upcoming Investor-One Challenge, for how he got started in his career and his words of wisdom for budding professionals who wants to venture into the finance industry.
Recently, we got in touch with Mr Joseph Yap, Partner of SAC Capital 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 words of advice for young budding professionals who plan to work in the finance industry.
1. SAC Capital is one of Singapore’s leading corporate finance firms. As a partner, can you share with us how SAC Capital helps companies to get listed?
We are able to help companies get listed as we understand the unique needs of our client’s needs, and steer them in the right direction. We take pride in providing quality counsel, and ensuring our projects stay on steady course at all times so that our clients and partners enjoy peace of mind. At the same time, our progressiveness spurs us onward, to constantly be on the lookout for new ways to surpass the demands of the markets and our clients.
2. We also know that SAC Capital are one of the main sponsors of Catalist-listed companies, which can seem fairly complex. For the benefit of our audience, can you share with us briefly how does sponsorship of companies work and what’s the process like?
Our principal scope of services as a Catalist Sponsor is to advise and guide our sponsored issuers in relation to their continuing listing obligations, on an ongoing basis under the Catalist Rules. Our experienced team of professionals work closely with the directors and management team of the sponsored issuers and assist them in disclosure and compliance matters for corporate actions and developments. …
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
This is # InsightsInterview Episode 4 with Rayner Teo, independent trader and an ex-prop trader. He is also the founder of TradingwithRayner.com and is the most followed trader in Singapore with more than 41,000 traders reading his blog each month.
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 3 episodes of premium insights by influential bloggers, Li Guang Sheng, founder of WealthCoachAcademy, James Yeo, founder of SmallCapAsia and Terence, founder of TUBInvesting. These series of short interviews seek to understand how reputable financial experts, bloggers and influencers in the InvestingNote community think as winning investors and traders.
This week, we’re doing it differently, through video! We have Rayner here to share with us how he got started in trading and to understand more about his strategies, his trading journey and what motivated him to get started in the first place: …
This is a guest post from T.U.B Investing, where he conducted an interview with our very own analyst, Faye.
For this month’s interviewee, you may not really know her (yup, at last, an interviewee that is a female!), but she is actually a stock market analyst on InvestingNote. I first noticed her was when she posted her analysis of Sheng Shiong on InvestingNote. It was quite detailed and seems to have addressed some of the changes in Sheng Shiong over the last few years.
She has also continued to contribute to several articles on The Signal Blog, which I felt were interesting and provide a good overview of the counters as well as its respective industry.