2022 IN-PERSON Certified Trade Mission to Singapore
September 12, 2022 – September 14, 2022
For all Alternative Asset Fund Managers
One-to-One meetings with pre-qualified investors
HNWI, Family Offices and Institutions
Minimum of forty one-on-one personal meetings with Singapore’s leading institutions and family offices
Exclusive dinner to network with a group of Singaporean high net worth individuals and institutional investors (tentative - pending scheduling)
Focused, structured, organized and pre-arranged private meetings
Certified by the U.S. Department of Commerce
No placement agency fees or commissions
Full LP contact information and background provided to GPs prior to all meetings
Promotion of your firm to 150+ local institutional investors, and single- and multi-family offices
An opportunity to meet Singaporean Institutional limited partners from the largest insurance companies, pension funds, private family offices and private wealth managers.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 and all the LPs come to your hotel. This is a major advantage and a significant save in time, expense and opportunity cost. As we all know, "Time is Money".
In September 2016, Bahren was among the six recipients of the Institute of Banking and Finance Distinguished Fellows award.
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.
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.
Ms. Emily Goh has more than 18 years of experience with regional start-up and growth companies and is actively engaged in business advisory activities covering strategic alliances and cross-border mergers and acquisitions (“M&As”).
Over the course of her career, Emily designed and launched numerous private equity funds in Asia, raised capital for portfolio companies and executed multiple successful exits over different economic cycles.
Prior to joining Elite, Emily was a Principal and Head of Investor Relations at Asian private equity firm Tembusu Partners (“Tembusu”), where she handled investments in the Education and Technology sectors and executed its largest exit by value and returns. She also represented Tembusu on the boards of listed and unlisted companies across Asia. As Head of Investor Relations, Emily also oversaw financial reporting and compliance, as well as communications outreach to the wider investor community.
Emily is a graduate of the University of Singapore and currently serves on the Management Committee of the Securities Investors Association of Singapore. She was previously Honorary Secretary of the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce for three consecutive terms.
Kelly Yang is Vice President, Investments at House of Hiranandani (HOH). She currently resides with her 7 month old son and family in Singapore. She was born in Xi’an, China and grew up in the rural area of the city. She speaks Mandarin and English. She has worked in China, HongKong and Singapore. In the past 10 years, she was the director for a few Chinese family offices. She was trained in Investment Banking and continues to learn new/unknown fields at work.
House of Hiranandani (HOH) is a leading business conglomerate, developing iconic destination projects in India. It has created a unique position within the Indian real estate arena, drawing from its rich lineage of over three decades of strong architectural heritage of its founders.
As one of the top 5 Women to watch in Asian Tech (Nikkei Asian Review), Carman Chan is a veteran in the technology industry with decades of experience as an entrepreneur with multiple exits, a tech columnist and a globally recognized venture capitalist.
Wei-Ling LOW is CEO of Vanda Global Capital (“Vanda”) a Singapore Financial Institution comprising internationally prominent industry leaders. Vanda focuses on high-potential companies in Fintech-Tech-Sustainability-
Tenaciously 25 years across Tier1 investment banking, asset management & private banking conglomerates in senior management & board capacities managing centi-millionaires, billionaires & unicorns businesses; revamping of Financial Institutions & VCs from scratch to sustainable enterprises optimizing business opportunities to successful trade exits & IPOs, growing investments postulating inter & intra-institutional collaboration with deep cognizance in regulatory compliance risk governance framework led to her recognition as an industry all-rounder.
Trained & educated at Harvard Law School & NYU Program, National University of Singapore & Raffles Junior College, offered state scholarship, she also serves the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) Private Banking Advisory Group & was awarded the International Outstanding Young Private Banker of the Year for exemplary leadership globally. She is a judge of the MAS Global Hackcelerator & Fintech Awards & speaks at global conferences.
Wei Ling is an Advisory Board Member of Singapore Management University Academy, Johns Hopkins University, Regional Chair of Rotary International, Foundation of Rotary Clubs Singapore Chairman of Investment Committee & Advisor to the Governing Board; Founder & Chair of Rotary Club of Singapore East (“RCSE”) Education Bursary Fund & Past President of the RCSE.
Yelena has 19 years of international experience in the financial services industry in the US, Europe and Asia. She brings a unique combination of financial PR, investment banking and wealth management experience. Prior roles include Head of Investor Relations at Asia Capital & Advisors and she is a founder and CEO of PR Squared Worldwide Eurasia Bridge since 2015. Previously, Yelena held several roles in wealth management and in corporate and financial advisory in Singapore and in fund management in Europe. She began her career in Financial and Operational Audit in the US and then in France. Yelena graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Memphis (USA) with an MBA in Finance and she is a member of the Singapore CFA Society. In 2018-2019 she completed a Senior Management Program at Cambridge Judge Business School.
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
Bank of Singapore
BMO Financial Group
CIMB Private Banking
Cobalt Hill Capital
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
HWA Hong Corporation
IFC Asset Management Company
IIFL Private Wealth Management
Metado Private Wealth Management
Nanyang Technological University Endowment Fund
Nissay Aset Management Corporation
NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative
Oclaner Asset Management
One Asia Investment Partners
Rockwell Automation Pension Fund
Sandaire Investment Office
Schroder Investment management
SEB Asset Management
Shell Asset Management
Silver Sea Asset Management
Singapore Management University Endowment
Simitumo Mitsui Banking Corporation
UBP Family Office
UBS Alternative Funds Advisory
UCAP AM Asia
Vertex venture Holdings
Wilshire Private Markets
September 12, 2022
3:00 pmCheck in at the five-star, ultra-deluxe Four Seasons Hotel
7:00 pmReception hosted by the U.S. Embassy for the U.S. GP delegation and a group of Singaporean high net worth individuals (tentative - pending scheduling)
September 13, 2022
8:00 am - 9:00 amNetworking breakfast and registration of LP & GP attendees
9:00 am - 12:30 pmOne-on-one meetings: Members of the U.S. delegation will meet one-on-one with each investment professional from the leading Singapore institutions, insurance companies, pension funds and family offices. Each attendee will meet with each Singapore LP.
12:30 pm - 2:00 pmNetworking lunch with Singapore LPs to allow for continued informal networking
2:00 pmTrade Mission ends
September 14, 2022
12:00 pmCheck out & Departure
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org for information on the fees to attend.
Included in your certified trade mission fee are the following:
Deluxe accommodations: Two nights at the 5-star Four Seasons Hotel in a Deluxe Room
Dinner Reception on Monday, September 12, 2022 (tentative - pending scheduling)
Breakfast, lunch and snacks on Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Breakfast on Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Dedicated on site team for you while in Singapore
Complete Conference program including one-on-one meetings arranged with Singapore’s leading institutional investors and family offices
Distribution of your materials to Institutions prior to the Trade Mission
Complimentary local telephone calls
Check In: Monday, September 12, 2022 after 3:00 PM
Check Out: Wednesday, September 14, 2022 by 12:00 noon
Four Seasons Hotel
190 Orchard Boulevard, 248646 Singapore
With eyes firmly fixed on the future, our island nation is a true melting pot of cultures, and we’d love to show you around. Meet us at the 20th floor to take in panoramic views of the entire city, including the tree-lined boulevard below, and plot your urban adventure between dips in our rooftop pool. Make time for Michelin-star dining at Jiang-Nan Chun before heading out to explore the shopping haven at Orchard Road. Take a leisurely stroll to the Singapore Botanic Gardens, a UNESCO Heritage Site, or visit the award-winning Singapore Zoo before coming back to unwind at the Four Seasons Spa.
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