Established in 2009, VinaCapital Pte. Ltd. holds a Capital Markets Services License for Fund Management issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. VinaCapital Pte. Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of VinaCapital, one of Vietnam’s leading investment management firms, with a diversified portfolio of USD 3.9 billion in assets under management. We offer a full range of services, including Comingled Fund Structures, Separately Managed Accounts, 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 one the greatest number of free trade agreements in Southeast Asia.
As Vietnam’s only multi-disciplinary investment manager, we are uniquely positioned to create value and share the opportunities and benefits of the country’s growth across every asset class.
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 funds across different asset classes:
Forum One - VinaCapital Vietnam Fund (VVF) is an actively managed UCITS fund that invests in public equities of companies that are based in Vietnam, with an objective to provide long-term sustainable capital appreciation, through bottom-up stock picking and disciplined risk management.
VinaCapital Equity Opportunity Fund (VINACAPITAL-VEOF) is an open-ended equity fund professionally managed by VinaCapital. VINACAPITAL-VEOF invests in the stocks of companies with large market capitalizations and high growth potential.
VinaCapital Equity Special Access Fund (VINACAPITAL-VESAF) is an open-ended equity fund professionally managed by VinaCapital. VINACAPITAL-VESAF invests in the stocks of companies with small and medium market caps and high growth potential, especially stocks that have attracted special attention from foreign investors with limited room for foreign investments.
VinaCapital Vietnam Access Fund (VAF) is a Cayman Islands mutual fund and invests a majority of its assets in VinaCapital Equity Special Access Fund (VINACAPITAL-VESAF), a Vietnam domiciled open-ended fund. VAF’s unique structure as a feeder fund into VINACAPITAL-VESAF enables foreign investors to be treated like local investors.
VinaCapital Enhanced Fixed Income Fund (VINACAPITAL-VFF) is an open-ended bond fund professionally managed by VinaCapital. VINACAPITAL-VFF invests into corporate bonds issued by highly credit-worthy institutions and government bonds, with the main investment objective of generating higher return than 12-month deposit rate in medium-to-long term.
VinaCapital Liquidity Bond Fund (VINACAPITAL-VLBF) is an open-ended bond fund professionally managed by VinaCapital with a focus on principal preservation. VINACAPITAL-VLBF mainly invests in short-term fixed income securities and money market instruments to generate very stable returns while maintaining daily liquidity.
VinaCapital Insights Balanced Fund (VINACAPITAL-VIBF) is a balanced open-ended fund professionally managed by VinaCapital. VINACAPITAL-VIBF invests equally in bonds and equities and gives investors the opportunity to participate in equity upside while limiting overall portfolio volatility.
Exchanged Traded Fund (ETF)
VinaCapital VN100 ETF (FUEVN100) is an Exchange Traded Fund that seeks to replicate the performance of the VN100 index, a free-float adjusted market capitalization weighted index which measures the performance of the top 100 largest and most liquid stocks listed on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HOSE).
VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund (VOF) invests growth equity in privately negotiated opportunities across listed, private equity and SOE assets. VOF is a long-term, active investor who takes significant minority stakes in leading private companies in Vietnam.
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 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 30% of the qualifying fund setup expenses up to S$30,000 as well as the Tax Incentives scheme under sections 13O (referred to as the “Singapore Resident Fund Scheme”) and 13U (“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, VinaCapital Pte. Ltd. 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 VinaCapital 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 VinaCapital 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 VinaCapital Pte. Ltd. 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.