Southeast Asia Investment Forum empowers participants with valuable insights
SINGAPORE — The National University of Singapore Business School and the Chinese Alumni Association, together with Grandway Family Office and Meta Capital Incorporated, jointly organized the “Southeast Asia Investment Forum” at the Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library in Singapore last Saturday.
With the investment landscape witnessing rapid changes and asset allocation becoming increasingly challenging, the talk delved into prospects and analyzed the major challenges regional economies face.
The visionary organizers recognized the need for comprehensive insights into these pressing issues. The National University of Singapore Business School, renowned for its academic excellence and research prowess, joined forces with the Mandarin Alumni Association to create a platform for in-depth analysis and dialogue.
Moreover, the forum’s content and discussions were enriched by the support of Grandway Family Office, a global investments company, and Meta Capital Incorporated, a trusted, multifaceted venture capital firm.
“We want to highlight our Chairman’s relationship with NUS and the participants, as well as his intentions to highlight and open more discussions about investment in Southeast Asia, which is also aligned with his goal for Meta Capital to uplift the region’s economies through investments in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and next-generation technologies,” shared Rae Kuo, Country Manager of Meta Capital Inc.
The forum brought together prominent industry experts to analyze investment opportunities and major challenges in Southeast Asian markets, including Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam. The panel of esteemed speakers, alongside the support of its organizers, brought diverse expertise and perspectives to the table, offering a holistic view of the investment landscape.
Leading the forum as Chairman is Professor Fu Qiang, Director of the Chinese EMBA program at the NUS Business School. Joining the roster of experts is Brian Poe-Llamanzares from the Office of Senator Grace Poe in the Philippines. As the author of “A Sustainable Future” geared towards sustainable practices, Poe-Llamanzares talked about going beyond financial reports and looking into the green aspect of investing.
“Investing in Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) is not just about ticking boxes, but it’s an investment in a better world. It is an investment in the future we want to leave behind for our children and the generations to come. Together, we can unlock the potential of sustainable growth and make a positive impact on both business and the world,” explained Poe-Llamanzares.
It’s worth noting that the forum’s discussions went beyond traditional financial reports, especially with Poe-Llamanzers’ emphasis on considering a company’s environmental cost and carbon footprint in investment decisions underscoring the importance of embracing greener principles.
The speakers’ lineup also includes Professor Li Yande, an esteemed faculty member of the Business School, Zhou Daochuan, co-founder of the Grandway Family Office in Singapore, and Mr. Yuan Xingwei, a partner of the Indonesian Sand Group, all providing invaluable insights into investment strategies.
The Southeast Asia Investment Forum provided a unique and timely opportunity for investors and industry leaders to gain insights and forge meaningful connections. One of the forum’s strengths was its inclusivity, as discussions were conducted in both English and Chinese, catering to a diverse audience. Attendees from the Philippines also had the opportunity to join the forum through an online streaming platform, enabling them to participate from the comfort of their homes.
The visionary organizers, along with the sponsorship of the Grandway Family Office and Meta Capital Incorporated, created an environment where knowledge and expertise merged, empowering participants to make informed and impactful investment choices in the dynamic Southeast Asian market. As Southeast Asian economies face both opportunities and obstacles, the forum stands as a testament to the power of collaboration, shared vision, and corporate support in navigating global challenges.