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Opmantek reports bumper half year result

17 January 2017

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 OPMANTEK REPORTS BUMPER HALF YEAR RESULT " An increase in SaaS (software as a service) subscription contracts has seen Opmantek achieve their ...

Director Briefing with Laurence Baum from BioCube

19 December 2016

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  Please read the full briefing via the link below. For more information about The BioCube Corporation Ltd, please click here.  

"End of year super reforms surge in preparation for 2017"

15 December 2016

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  "End of year super reforms surge in preparation for 2017" "In the last month, the first public skirmishes of a reform ...

"The rebirth of crowd funding in Australia!"

15 December 2016

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" The rebirth of crowd funding in Australia!" " Introduction In December 2015, the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Bill 2015 (2015 Bill) was ...

"Turnbull government’s crowdfunding bill ‘flawed’ "

12 December 2016

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"Turnbull government’s crowdfunding bill ‘flawed’"    "The federal government’s proposed framework for equity crowdfunding is counter-productive to the aims of internet-enabled finance, ...

Director Briefing with Adam Schofield from Nelson Resources Limited

09 December 2016

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Please read the full briefing via the link below.  For more information about Nelson Resources Limited, please click here. 

With best wishes for the festive season - Funding Strategies Connect Dec 2016

07 December 2016

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With best wishes for the festive season - Funding Strategies Connect Dec 2016      Dear Readers,   In this, our final newsletter for 2016, ...

Tailoring to MySuper members to provide a 35+% improvement in retirement lifestyles

28 November 2016

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 Tailoring to MySuper members to provide a 35+% improvement in retirement lifestyles   "Isn’t it time the superannuation industry got real, started concentrating on ...

Tailored Superannuation Solutions Ltd presenting at Wholesale Investor Events

25 November 2016

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   Tailored Superannuation Solutions Ltd presenting at Wholesale Investor Events    Douglas Bucknell, Managing Director of Tailored Superannuation Solutions Ltd, has announced that ...

Nelson Resources Announce Additional Road Show Dates

25 November 2016

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  Nelson Resources Announce Additional Road Show Dates   The Nelson Resources team are in Sydney on Wednesday, 30th November and Thursday, 1st ...

The superannuation industry is ripe for change and disruption is here

24 November 2016

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" The superannuation industry is ripe for change and disruption is here" " The industry association ASFA, CEO Martin Fahy certainly thinks so ...

ASX Rule Changes - A Summary

11 November 2016

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  "The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has just released their revised rule changes that will take effect from 19 December 2016. We ...

BlueMount Capital Chinese Presentation Nov16

09 November 2016

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 The 'China Angle' BlueMount Capital offers a number of Chinese capabilities as shown in the slide below:     Please view the full presentation ...

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 ...

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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