Established in 2009, VCG Partners holds a Capital Markets Services License for Fund Management issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. VCG Partners is a wholly owned subsidiary of VinaCapital, one of Vietnam’s leading investment management firms, with a diversified portfolio of over USD 4 billion in assets under management. We offer a range of services, including separately managed accounts and Capital Markets & Alternative Investment Strategies.
Home to nearly 100 million people – half below the age of 35 – Vietnam has one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Rapid urbanization – the fastest in Asia – and an expanding middle class eager to improve their lives are contributing to a robust domestic consumption story that helps propel economic growth. Vietnam is quickly becoming a manufacturing hub in the region, with many of the world’s leading manufacturers moving their production to the country, benefitting from competitive wages, an educated workforce, and a stable government that has signed the greatest number of free trade agreements in Southeast Asia.
Singapore has long served as a gateway for investing in Southeast Asia thanks to its independent and efficient judiciary, a conducive tax system, and business-friendly laws and regulations. Today, the city-state is one of the world’s leading financial centers, with a stable government that continues to create a welcoming environment for fund managers and other global businesses.
Our Head Office manages various Vietnam-focused products across different asset classes:
Low risk Fund with stable return: VinaWealth Enhanced Fixed Income Fund (VFF)
Balanced and diversified portfolio of fixed income and equity: VinaCapital Insights Balanced Fund (VIBF)
Exchanged Traded Fund (ETF)
An ETF that replicates the performance of VN Index’s top 100 stocks: VinaCapital VN100 ETF (FUEVN100)
A London Stock Exchange-listed, closed-end fund that invests in private and public equities as well as other opportunities: VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund (VOF)
We offer Asia Alternative products for investment in sectors such as Real Estate, Infrastructure, Venture Capital and Renewable Energies.
Our core investment objective is to deliver unconstrained absolute returns with a concentrated long-term equities portfolio comprised of positions in superior businesses globally. Our strategy focuses on capturing highly idiosyncratic bottom-up fundamental returns in mispriced change, typically due to technology disruption, market misperception or corporate governance issues.
We can assist in facilitating capital markets transactions involving Vietnam through our Singapore-regulated entity, including setting up feeder funds or fund of funds (FOF) structures tailored to our clients’ specific needs.VCC: The Game Changer
The Singapore Variable Capital Company (VCC) legislation represents the city-state’s latest investment fund innovation. Adding to the existing suite of legal entities that may be used as investment vehicles, the VCC can be used for all types of investment strategies. Some of the pivotal incentives of the structure include the Grant scheme by MAS to co-fund 70% of the qualifying fund setup expenses up to S$150,000 as well as the Tax Incentives scheme under sections 13R (referred to as the “Singapore Resident Fund Scheme”) and 13X (“Enhanced-Tier Fund Scheme”) of the Singapore Income Tax Act.
With unparalleled access to Vietnam’s vibrant growth-oriented economy and the rest of Southeast Asia region, VCG Partners is able to offer a range of innovative investment solutions exclusively to accredited investors and institutional partners.
Jason Ng Bak Huat is the CEO and Executive Director of VCG Partners Pte Ltd where he is responsible for the overall strategy and management of the businesses in Singapore. Prior to joining VinaCapital, Jason held positions in Keppel Land, Citibank and Price Waterhouse. Having accumulated over 20 years of work experience in the financial industry, Jason is a registered fund management professional with MAS and is both a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) & a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Charterholder. In addition, he is also a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and a Chartered Valuer and Appraiser (CVA) with the Institute of Chartered Valuers and Appraisers, Singapore. Jason graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Accountancy before completing his Executive MBA with RMIT. He has also successfully completed the Asian Financial Leaders Programme which was sponsored by MAS and jointly conducted by Singapore Management University & Temasek Management Services.
Hendy Lim is the Head of Operations of VCG Partners Pte. Ltd. where he is responsible for managing operational aspects of the business in Singapore. Hailing from both buy-side and sell-side, Hendy has over 10 years of experience in Hedge Fund Administration and Asset Management. He joined VCG Partners from Nippon Life India Asset Management Singapore where he oversaw end-to-end operations of over USD 700m combined AUM between UCITS, Trust and Sovereign Wealth Funds. At the onset of his career, Hendy managed a middle office team at Citco Fund Services with multi billion dollars hedge fund and private equity clients. Hendy graduated from University of Toronto, Canada where he earned his Bachelor of Commerce, Finance Specialist degree.
Brook Taylor is the Chief Executive Officer – Asset Management of VinaCapital. Mr Taylor has lived and worked in Vietnam since 1997, and has more than 20 years of management experience, including more than eight years as a senior partner with major accounting firms. Previously, he was deputy managing partner of Deloitte in Vietnam and head of the firm’s audit practice. He was also managing partner of Arthur Andersen Vietnam and a senior audit partner at KPMG. Mr Taylor’s expertise spans a broad range of management and finance areas including accounting, business planning, audit, corporate finance, taxation, and risk management. He holds an Executive MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration from Victoria University of Wellington.
With over eight years at VinaCapital, Khanh Vu is responsible for the fund’s marketing and investor relations activities. He is also an active member of the fund’s Investment Committee, involved in deal sourcing, investment execution and monitoring. Mr Vu has over 15 years of investment experience. Mr Vu has held managerial positions in corporate finance, asset management, investment banking, and professional services. Prior to VinaCapital, he was at Macquarie Bank based in New York and Sydney, with his last posting on the buy-side infrastructure asset management team. Prior to that, he held various positions with Deloitte & Touche and Arthur Andersen, based in Sydney. Mr Vu holds both a Master and Bachelor degrees from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance granted by the Financial Services Institute of Australia where he is a Fellow.