2023 Certified Trade Mission to Singapore


September 6, 2023 – September 8, 2023

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2023 Certified Trade Mission to Singapore


September 6, 2023 – September 8, 2023

For all Alternative Asset Fund Managers
One-to-One meetings with pre-qualified investors
HNWI, Family Offices and Institutions
September 6-8, 2023

Key Features

One-on-one meetings with Singapore investors

An opportunity to meet Singapore institutional limited partner investors from the largest insurance companies and pension funds as well as high net worth individuals and heads of family offices.

A forum to exchange ideas and strategies with Singapore investors, other U.S.-based fund managers, and policy-makers from both Singapore and the United States.

Opportunities for intimate interaction between U.S. GPs and Singapore LPs

Promote U.S. PE, VC and Hedge Funds

Introduce U.S. PE, VC and Hedge Funds to Singapore LPs

What are the cost benefits of participating in Trade Missions?


I thought the Trade Mission was one of the most unique fundraising assets I’ve ever seen. The ability to have 50+ warm leads provided over the course of 1 day is phenomenal. It would have been impossible for our fund to have done anything like this ourselves and I doubt any financial service organizations could have provided a stronger group. I would highly recommend the Trade Mission, not just because of the quantity of potential investors but the quality of investors.

– Maxx Bricklin, Principal, Bold Capital Partners, LP

  1. Without the trade mission format, it would be impossible to set up 40-50 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 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".

Event Co-Chair(s)

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.

Carman Chan, Founder And Managing Partner At Click Ventures

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.

David Chong Kok-Kong, Founder & President, Portcullis Group

David is the Founder and President of the Portcullis Group. He has been described by the Singapore Academy of Law as “the Guru of Asian Family Offices”.

David is President of Baxian Bank Ltd, the first homegrown digital full bank in Malaysia regulated by the Labuan Financial Services Authority.

David Chong and his family also owns Fusang Exchange Ltd, the first fully-regulated stock exchange in Asia providing end-to-end infrastructure to support Digital Securities.

David is the former President of the Singapore Trustees Association (STA). He served as the Founding President of Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) Singapore Branch, and was the Founding President of the Singapore Fund Administrators Association (SFAA). He sits on the Investment Committee of the Singapore Academy of Law and leads the Family Office Club, a sister network of the Family Business Network Asia (FBN Asia).

He is a Fellow of Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford.

David is the Managing Director of David Chong Law Corporation, Singapore, and is qualified as a Barrister-at-Law, Lincoln’s Inn; Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore; Malaya and Brunei; Barrister & Solicitor, British Virgin Islands; Solicitor, New South Wales and Queensland, Australia; Barrister & Solicitor, Australian Capital Territory and Victoria, Australia.

David has a Master’s Degree in Law from National University of Singapore and a Master’s Degree in Business from City University, London.


Portcullis Group

The Portcullis Group is one of the largest independent trust, fund and family office service providers in Asia. With a rich history of servicing clients for more than 35 years, we have a wide range of professional expertise and experience essential to running a large wealth management office successfully.

We offer trustee, foundation, fund administration services and business services to high-net-worth individuals, family offices, philanthropists, private banks, investment managers and advisers through our team of lawyers, accountants, fiduciaries as well as trust, business services professionals and fund administrators.

Our international network in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Labuan, Johor Bahru, the BVI, Samoa, the Cook Islands, the Cayman Islands and Seychelles gives us the ability to provide comprehensive services across multiple jurisdictions.

Rajiv Kochhar, Founder, Managing Director & CEO, Avista Advisory Group

Rajiv Kochhar is a Financial Services professional with over 30 years of experience and an Entrepreneur for the past two decades with interests across Investment Banking & Asset Management.

Post a decade of experience with various organizations including the Tata Group , Rajiv founded Avista Advisory as his first entrepreneurial initiative in India in the year 2000 as a Mid-Market Investment bank focused on the high growth mid-tier corporates who had growing needs of capital raising, M&A advisory and financial restructuring . In line with the vision and growth plans of building an international platform, Avista moved its headquarters to Singapore in 2008 & based on the reputation built up by Avista in the Asian region, the company received a strategic investment in 2010 from Houlihan Lokey (NYSE: HLI) (“HL”), the prestigious U.S. based investment bank to grow the business across Asia. The partnership with HL helped Avista build internal systems and processes to look, feel and operate like a global investment bank which combined with the existing expertise, knowledge, experience and understanding of the Asian business culture.

Over the past 22 years, Avista has grown into a Pan-Asian financial services group with expertise across Investment banking & Asset management. The firm currently has a strong presence in Singapore & India with strategic partners across Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines & Vietnam which helps in sourcing business across these countries. The past decade has been a game changer as Avista has grown into a significantly larger organization with deeper knowledge of the markets, with experienced professionals and strong execution capabilities across products and markets.
Having built the foundation of a robust Investment banking business, Rajiv leveraged his knowledge and experience in the financial services industry by establishing related businesses in Asset management with plans to enter the Fund management space. His key objective now is to grow the footprint of Avista both in terms of markets served and also product offering across all the businesses and create an Institution which spells quality and service across the Asian region.
His dream is to be the first real Pan Asian investment bank similar to the likes of several US Mid-Market banks to cater to the growing needs of Asian entrepreneurs & Financial Sponsors who need the expertise of experienced Investment banks with local knowledge of the Asian markets, He feels the “Time is now “ and the next 5 years is the “ high growth period “ for Avista to dig its heels & build a High Quality Institution which Asia needs .

Rajiv graduated with a degree in Commerce from the University of Mumbai, combined with a professional degree in Accounting. In addition, Rajiv has an MBA in Finance from SP Jain Institute of Management, Mumbai and has also attended the prestigious Owner President Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

He currently resides in Singapore with Monica, his wife and business partner. They have two sons Aditya & Karan who are Finance professionals , having graduated from prestigious US Universities and gained valuable experience at US Investment banks , VC funds , Credit funds & Fintech groups, and now part of the Avista team and very focused and eager to carry on the legacy of Avista as Next- Gen Professional Entrepreneurs & bring their new ideas & International experience to take the business to the next level.

LP Participant Profile

The LP’s will consist of the leading HNWI, Single Family Offices, Multi Family Offices, Insurance companies, Pension Funds, University Foundations and other allocators. Over ninety-five percent of the attendees are the principal decision makers and include the CIO, CEO, Principal or Founder.

You receive an eBook one week prior to the Trade Mission with one page on each LP which includes all their contact information, background, personal bios, and focus of allocations.

The Trademissions.org team works together with local leading Financial Executives to recruit the appropriate LPs for you to meet who are interested in your specific asset class.


September 6, 2023

  • Arrival in Singapore
  • 3:00 pm

    Check in at the Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
  • 6:00 pm

    U.S. Embassy sponsored LP-GP Networking Reception

September 7, 2023

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Buffet Networking Lunch with LP's
  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Members of the US delegation will meet in one on one meetings with investment professionals from Singapore's institutional investors and family offices
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Cocktail Party with the LP’s Informal networking

*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:

Deluxe accommodations: Two nights at the Four Seasons Hotel in the Deluxe Room

Breakfast on September 7th and September 8th

All food and beverage during the meeting portion

Networking Reception on September 6th with the U.S. Embassy

Lunch on September 7th

Networking Cocktail Party with the LP’s on September 7th

Dedicated on site team for you while in Singapore

Complete Conference program including one on one meetings arranged withSingapore’s leading LP investors.

eBook with full information on all LP attendees.

Your Fund information distributed to all attendees

Assistance with Follow-Up with Investors


Check In:  Wednesday, September 6th, 2023
Check Out: Friday, September 8th, 2023

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

190 Orchard Blvd, Singapore 248646

+65 6734 1110


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