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Trac Group welcomes Elon Musk to roof party

08 November 2016

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  Trac Group welcomes Elon Musk to roof party   "Building products company Trac Group Holdings has welcomed billionaire Elon Musk’s planned expansion into ...

ASX Listing, Company Updates and Introductions - Funding Strategies Connect Nov 2016

04 November 2016

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ASX Listing, Company Updates and Introductions - Funding Strategies Connect Nov 2016 Dear Readers, I hope you enjoyed the Melbourne Cup festivities ...

"Get up to 50% of your export marketing costs back with Nifty Forms"

02 November 2016

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    "Get up to 50% of your export marketing costs back with Nifty Forms Nifty Forms is an online platform enabling startups ...

Ocular Robotics: Successful Demonstration at Army Innovation Day, Invitation to Present on Counter UAS Capabilities, Releases New Video

02 November 2016

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" Successful Army Innovation Day Demonstration for Ocular Robotics United States Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Selects Ocular Robotics to Present ...

"Cirrena: Another long contract client signed"

01 November 2016

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" Cirrena signs 12 month development contract with recurring income Strong scope to offer new client other Cirrena products & services First revenues ...

"Australian Trading & Investment Corp plans 2017 capital raise ahead of longer term IPO in US - director"

01 November 2016

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"Australian Trading & Investment Corporation (ATIC), an Australian unlisted public financial technology company, plans to raise AUD 3m-AUD 5m (USD ...

"Nelson Resources could become attractive target amid renewed interest in gold - exec"

31 October 2016

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"Nelson Resources (previously Mongolian Resource Corporation), a Western Australian-based gold exploration company, could become a takeover target in 18 to 24 months ...

"OPMANTEK NAMED QUEENSLAND’S TOP ICT EXPORTER FOR THE 3RD CONSECUTIVE YEAR"

31 October 2016

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"After a year of outstanding international growth, Opmantek were thrilled to be recognized for the 3rd consecutive year as Queensland’s top ...

"The rise of Robo Advisors is set to be repeated in the $452 billion MySuper segment"

28 October 2016

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"The superannuation industry is on the cusp of significant change and Smart Defaults like Trustee Tailored Super are set to ...

Benojo - Latest News - October 2016

24 October 2016

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"- Benojo grows its tech capacity by hiring an ex- lead user experience designer from Microsoft - Benojo builds sales capacity ...

"The fast-paced world of Squirrel Super: a tech company at heart"

12 October 2016

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"Squirrel Super leads the SMSF market with flexibility and efficiency Squirrel Super (part of Squirrel Limited), which started trading in May ...

160 Macquarie St, St Lucia - Development Approved

11 October 2016

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"An update on St Lucia Developments luxury apartments development at 160 Macquarie Street, St Lucia. Arquis Property Group are pleased ...

ATIC Update: Round 3 Closed, Entering Global Markets - China, Continued Fin Tech Development

11 October 2016

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"Round 3 closed. Exploring Global Partnerships- China on target Trade via STOCKATIC ™ - evolvement of a trading platform ROBO Advice Continued outstanding outperformance ...

Introductions, News and Events - Funding Strategies Connect Oct 2016

11 October 2016

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Dear Readers, You will find it interesting to see the breadth and diversity of our clients in this newsletter and how ...

United States Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Selects Ocular Robotics to Present on Counter UAS Capabilities

10 October 2016

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"The Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense responsible for the development ...

OPMANTEK LOOKS TO BRAZIL TO EXPAND GLOBAL FOOTPRINT

10 October 2016

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"Opmantek continues to experience strong growth and has further expanded their team in an attempt to capitalize on high demand ...

Cirrena: New Product has been released

19 September 2016

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" Cirrena releases CLEER to its Launch Client Beta testing is underway with feedback loop in place First revenues due end of October ...

Property, Software and Strategy - Funding Strategies Connect September 2016

07 September 2016

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Dear Readers, Welcome to Spring! Since our previous newsletter, we have seen an increase in both investor activity and companies looking for ...

Cirrena launches two new products

05 September 2016

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"Cirrena launches two new products Votes Hub - Online, Simple and Secure self-managed Voting and Surveys Cleer - Engagement and communications platform ...

Opmantek's Strong International Growth Continues

05 September 2016

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"Opmantek’s period of strong growth has continued with previous quarter results seeing Europe emerging as the top performing region for the ...

Mark's report on his recent Hong Kong visit

01 February 18

 

 

Flora Mok and myself (pictured above) were privileged to attend the Asian Financial Forum, the Asia Private Equity Forum and the 2018 Family Offices Solutions Showcase and Asia Co-Investors workshops recently in Hong Kong. The Asian Financial Forum is an annual gathering of foremost financial and business leaders.

The takeaway messages from an Australian perspective were:

  • The world economy is growing, inflation and interest rates are subdued and all major economies are contributing in a “synchronised expansion”
  • World growth is expected to be approx. 3.7%;
  • Asia is contributing approx. 2/3 of the worlds growth with China being approx. 1/3 of the world economy;
  • The new industrial revolution is underway with Big Data / Blockchain / Artificial Intelligence & Robotics and Cybersceurity technologies gaining traction;
  • China is looking to grow sustainably and is investing in R&D and technology and encouraging enterprises to go international (part of the Belt and Road initiative);
  • China is also building world class financial platforms eg. Shanghai and Shenzen Connect, where Chinese mainland and Hong Kong investors can invest in securities listed on the Shaghai, Shenzen and Hong Kong stock exchanges seamlessly;
  • Investor confidence is high with 58% of participants saying that the global outlook for 2018 will be better (compared with 22% last year);
  • Interestingly the participants ranked the “Policy directions of the US administration” as the largest global economic risk for 2018 (as a side note as I was returning to Australia the US Govt had “shut down” due to the impasse in the Senate);
  • China was seen as the most attractive region for investment return in 2018 with Southeast Asia being second;
  • The Telecom, media and technology (TMT) sector was seen as having the greatest growth potential with Healthcare being second;
  • Respondents expected China’s real GDP growth rate to be between 6-7% in 2018 with the majority of respondents predicting growth at the higher end of the range;
  • Hong Kong is the single largest direct investor into China and Hong Kong receives 50-60% of all outflows from China;
  • Private markets are very buoyant with large private equity and venture capital firms having trouble deploying capital;
  • Risks for deployment of funds are around management teams, creating value and valuations;
  • Funds are looking for foreign markets to exit investee companies due to more favourable “share lock up” arrangements;
  • Limited Partners are also driving direct investments rather that via funds as they become more sophisticated.

We were also able to meet a number of our investors and counterparties as well as meet new funds and family offices looking to deploy capital.

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