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Thai Corporate VCs Chasing Global Deals, Local Startups Likely To Face The Heat

Thailand's corporate venture capital firms, which have played an active role in driving investments in the country's startup ecosystem, are now increasingly clinching overseas deals.
Read by 53% of LPs January 31, 2014

JPMorgan Hires Ex-IMF Director to Lead Asian Regulation Strategy

JPMorgan Chase has hired Anoop Singh, the former director of the International Monetary Fund's Asia-Pacific department, to be head of regulatory strategy in that region. The newly created position, wh...
Read by 71% of LPs December 16, 2013

True Infrastructure Fund Seeks $1.8 Billion From Thailand IPO

True Telecommunications Growth Infrastructure Fund, backed by Thai billionaire Dhanin Chearavanont’s True Corp. Pcl, is seeking $1.8 billion in the country’s second-largest initial public offering....
Read by 63% of LPs November 20, 2013

Thai Senate Passes $69.5B Infrastructure Bill

Thai Senate Passes $69.5B Infrastructure Bill...
Read by 41% of LPs

September 24, 2013

Doug Barnett: The hedge fund manager of hedge fund managers

From OpalesqueTV For over 21 years, Doug Barnett has been investing in Thailand, achieving a 3111% gain in value (IRR = 18.1%), while, as a comparison, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway was up only 1860% (IRR 15.3%) and BANPU, the best performing listed Thai stock, was up only 1090%. Over the same period, Thailand's SET Index was down 1%. Thailand - as all emerging countries - is volatile. Therefore, Barnett prefers investors who understand the opportunity set and recommends to invest with a multiple-year time horizon. Julian Robertson and George Soros were among his early investors, and now, 40% of his clients are actually the private accounts of other hedge fund managers. In this Opalesque.TV BACKSTAGE interview, Barnett talks about: * The Rationale for a dedicated Emerging Country Fund - here: Thailand * Barnett's competitive advantage: outsmarting "housewives" and daytraders * The dominating role of Earnings Growth in emerging markets: Medium term, earnings growth overrides volatility * Do politics and "red shirts / yellow shirts" affect Doug's fund? Corporate governance & regulation in Thailand * Thai Market Overview: The universe of stocks & Why now is a good time to invest in Thailand * How to hedge in Thailand & Risk Management Doug Barnett is President of Quest Management Inc., the only Thai-based foreign fund manager focusing primarily on Thailand. Doug has twenty four years of experience in the investment banking and fund management business, and specializes in the Thai stock market for the past twenty one years. Prior to founding Quest in 1994, Mr. Barnett was the Managing Director of Swiss Fund, the Thai division of the global Unifund group. As head of Swiss Fund, Mr. Barnett spearheaded a focused investment strategy that achieved a $350 million profit on an average investment of $150 million over four years. Before developing his expertise in the Thai stock market, Mr. Barnett worked in Los Angeles for three years as an Associate for Morgan Stanley. He earned a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, both from Princeton University. Before graduating at the top of his class in 1987 from UCLA's Anderson Graduate School of Management, Mr. Barnett worked for five years as a project engineer for Chevron Corporation.
Read by 71% of LPs September 09, 2013

Investment pioneer James Quille bullish on Thailand property

Quille, Chairman of Macquarie Global Property Advisors (MGPA), with assets under management (AUM) of US$12 billion and one of Private Equity Real Estate magazine's top 30 most influential global investors, was upbeat on property investment in Thailand...
Read by 73% of LPs August 01, 2013

Japan's Meiji Yasuda Said to Buy 15 Percent of Insurer Thai Life

Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co., Japan's third-biggest life insurer, agreed to buy a 15 percent stake in privately-owned Thai Life Insurance Pcl, two people with knowledge of the matter said....
Read by 30% of LPs June 27, 2013

Exclusive: Japan's Meiji Yasuda nears deal for Thai Life stake - sources| Reuters

TOKYO/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co has entered into exclusive talks to buy a 15 percent stake in Thai Life Insurance Co for around $700 million, people familiar with the matter...
Read by 55% of LPs