2021 Virtual Certified Trade Mission to Singapore & Taiwan

Singapore & Taiwan

October 26, 2021

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2021 Virtual Certified Trade Mission to Singapore & Taiwan

Singapore & Taiwan

October 26, 2021

(October 25th U.S. time)

For all Alternative Asset Fund Managers
One-to-One meetings with pre-qualified investors
HNWI, Family Offices and Institutions

Key Features

Virtual one-on-one meetings with Singapore and Taiwan’s leading institutions and family offices

You will receive a book with complete LP information one week prior to the Trade Mission

Introduce U.S. PE, infrastructure, real estate and VC Funds to the leading LPs in Singapore & Taiwan

An opportunity to virtually meet Institutional limited partners from the largest insurance companies, pension funds, private family offices and private wealth managers in Singapore & Taiwan

What are the cost benefits of participating in Trade Missions?


“Irwin has just a sterling reputation and his ability to seamlessly connect potential LPs and general partners at funds is really unprecedented.”

– Vinit Sukhija, Principal, Learn Capital

  1. Without the trade mission format, it would be impossible to set up forty LP meetings in one day with pre-qualified potential LPs. It would require multiple days and multiple trips. This is a major benefit in terms of dollars, time and energy saved.
  2. The same level of meetings would probably require a minimum of two to three trips to meet the same number of high-level people. These additional trips alone are equivalent to or will cost more than the Trade Mission in terms of airfare and hotel.
  3. A placement agent would also charge you a commission on your earned management fee and on your performance fee. There are no commissions charged on ANY investments you receive during the Trade Mission.
  4. There is a cost in time and energy involved in identifying prospects, securing contact info, contacting the prospects, convincing them to meet and then coordinating the schedule in an efficient manner. The Trade Mission takes place on one day. This is a major advantage and a significant save in time, expense and opportunity cost. As we all know, "Time is Money".

Event Co-Chair(s)

Bahren Shaari, CEO, Bank of Singapore
Bahren Shaari is the current Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Singapore, a position he has held since February 2015. Under his leadership, the bank’s reach has expanded around the world and has offices in Singapore, Europe, Dubai and Hong Kong.
Bahren started his career as an auditor at Coopers and Lybrand. After two years, he moved to the financial industry. He joined American Express in 1988 before moving to UBS AG Wealth Management in 1996, where he rose to become the Managing Director and Head of Southeast Asia and Australia team[10] He then joined ING Asia Private Bank as Senior Managing Director and Global Head for the Southeast Asia market. In 2009 it was renamed Bank of Singapore after it was acquired by OCBC Bank in the same year.
In September 2016, Bahren was among the six recipients of the Institute of Banking and Finance Distinguished Fellows award.
Bahren was appointed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore to serve on the Corporate Governance Advisory Committee in Feb 2019.
In October 2018, he was named the Berita Harian Achiever of the Year in recognition of his professional achievements and contributions to the community. The award was given by Berita Harian, the sole Malay language broadsheet newspaper published in Singapore.
Following that, Bahren was one of 12 outstanding alumni honored at the NUS Business School Eminent Business Alumni Awards 2018.
He was appointed to the board of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore in 2000, and stepped down in 2012. He has been an independent director of the Singapore Press Holdings since April 2012.
Bahren was conferred the Public Service Star Medal in 2018. He received the Public Service Medal by the President of Singapore in 2008.
On 1 April 2017, Bahren was appointed as an alternate member to the Council of Presidential Advisers to serve a term of four years. He was then appointed as a full member on 9 January 2020.
Drew Dorweiler, Managing Director, IJW & Co., Ltd.

Drew possesses over 36 years of experience having valued several thousand companies for business valuation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and litigation support mandates on a global basis. He has frequently participated as financial advisor in corporate transactions and start-up businesses & in sourcing financing in North America and internationally.

He has testified as expert witness in 32 matters before Parliament of Canada, Quebec Superior Court, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, U.S. District Court, Tax Court of Canada, Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and arbitration panels.

Drew is recognized as one of North America’s pre-eminent valuators of professional sports franchises and properties. His valuation and transaction repertoire includes NHL, MLB, NBA, CFL, English Premier League, European and semi-professional sports teams, arenas, broadcasting and naming rights.

Drew has given numerous interviews featured in international TV, radio and print media on valuation, financial and sports business matters. He has spoken at myriad conferences and authored many articles in professional publications on business valuation, litigation support and fraud-related topics during the past 30 years. Drew was elected to the Board of Trustees of The Appraisal Foundation for 2013-2015 and 2016-2018 terms and to the Board of Directors of The Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators from 2006-2009 (named Fellow in 2018). Named Fellow of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2013.

Drew graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Dartmouth College. He obtained a dual MBA, Corporate Finance and Accounting, Lubin Graduate School of Business, Pace University.  He is a U.S. and a Canadian citizen.

Toh Yiu Joe, Board Director, Aglaia Family Office

Toh Yiu Joe is a member of the Board of Directors of Aglaia Family Office.He has over 30 years of experience in asset management involving both public and private assets, and working with private family groups, private banks and private equity firms.

He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia.

LP Participant Profile

A unique feature of the U.S. Commerce Department Certified Trade Mission is the leadership of prominent and knowledgeable Singapore business leaders as our Singapore co-chairs for LP recruitment, who work in partnership with the U.S. embassy to recruit the right mix of LP attendees.

Partial list of Singapore LPs that participated in previous trade missions

Aberdeen SVG Private Equity
ABN AMRO Private Banking
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
Adams Street Partners
AIMS Funds Management
Altius Associates
Aquila Capital
Bank of Singapore
BMO Financial Group
CIMB Private Banking
Cobalt Hill Capital
CS Partners
DM Partners
Eagle Asia Partners
Fabiani Family Investment Office
Fedesa Asia Advisory
Great Eastern Life Assurance
Heliconia Capital Management
Henderson Equity Partners
Heritage Wealth Partners
HP Wealth management
Heritage Wealth Management
Hermes GPE
HWA Hong Corporation
IFC Asset Management Company
IFS Capital
IIFL Private Wealth Management
IMC Investments
Iyo Bank
Metado Private Wealth Management
Milltrust international
Mizuho Securities
Nadathur Holdings
Nanyang Technological University Endowment Fund
Nissay Aset Management Corporation
Nomura Group
NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative
Oclaner Asset Management
One Asia Investment Partners
Partners Group
Pinebridge Investments
Religare Enterprises
Rockwell Automation Pension Fund
Sandaire Investment Office
Schroder Investment management
SEB Asset Management
Shell Asset Management
Silver Sea Asset Management
Singapore management University Endowment
Stamford Privee
Simitumo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Swiss Life
Temasek Holdings
UBP Family Office
UBS Alternative Funds Advisory
Vertex venture Holdings
Wilshire Private Markets


  • Times for U.S. fund managers

  • Monday, October 25, 2021
    5:45 pm PST
    8:45 pm EST

    Log On and Register
  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm PST
    9:00 pm - 1:00 am EST

    Trade Mission Meetings Start
    One-on-one meetings: Members of the U.S. delegation will meet in one-on-one virtual meetings with Investment Professionals from Singaporean & Taiwanese institutional investors and family offices and high net worth individuals.
  • 10:00 pm PST
    1:00 am EST

    Trade Mission Ends

  • Times for Singapore & Taiwan LPs

  • Tuesday, October 26, 2021
    8:45 am Singapore Standard Time

    Log On and Register
  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    One on One meetings start. Each investor will meet for fifteen minutes with a US Fund Manager in a virtual room
  • 1:00 pm
    Trade Mission Ends

*The government of the United States, particularly the US Department of Commerce and the US Embassy is not involved in selecting or recruitment for this mission. Such selection and recruitment is strictly left to the mission organizer. The US and foreign commercial service supports the goals of this event but does not endorse the specific products or views of the participating organization.


Attendance is by invitation only. The quantity of fund manager participation is strategically limited to maximize the level of overall access and one on one meeting opportunities with our foreign institutional investor attendees. Since space is limited, we encourage you to register immediately to reserve your spot.

Please email irwin@trademissions.org for information on the fees to attend.

Included in your certified trade mission fee are the following:

Trade Mission program on October 25th (October 26th in Singapore)

Complete Conference program including one-on-one virtual meetings arranged with Singapore & Taiwan’s leading institutional investors and family offices

Distribution of your materials to Institutions prior to the Trade Mission

Complete LP information book one week prior to the trade mission




Cancellation Policy
The cancellation policy is as follows:

Within 30 days of registration: 75% refund
31-60 days after registration: 50% refund
More than 60 days after registration: No refund