The ASEAN Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (ASEANPEVCA) with host partner DBS Private Bank launched its premier forum for debate & intelligent discussion on December 14, 2015.

With the balance of global economic power shifting from the west to the east, the ASEAN is uniquely positioned at the center of trade routes and advantages of a growing population, expanding middle class, improving infrastructure and growing GDP. As a result, local as well as global investors have been pouring money into the fast-growing ASEAN region. However, it is not all plain sailing; with rising wages & political as well as business risks giving companies many challenges to overcome.


An important question that arises then in the mind of investors is how are markets poised to perform over the next decade? What are managers doing differently to make the most of these opportunities?

We sought answers to the above questions in our first debate, where we watched established industry practitioners duke it out in the “GREAT DEBATE” on December 14th from 3:00-6:00 pm at the DBS Auditorium.

Will investors in ASEAN experience better returns in private equity vs public equity over the next decade?

Keynote speaker:

Ms Tan Su Shan

Group Head, Consumer Banking & Wealth Management, DBS Bank


Ms Tan Su Shan is currently Group Head of Consumer Banking & Wealth Management. She also serves as the President Commissioner for PT Bank DBS Indonesia. In 2013, she was the first Asian to be awarded “Outstanding Private Banker of the Year” by Private Banker International, and in 2014, she became the first Singaporean to be recognised as the world’s “Best Leader in Private Banking” by PWM and The Banker. In 2015, Su Shan was recognised as “Private Banker of the Year, Singapore” by The Asset.

Private Equity Champions:
Public Equity Champions:
Moderated by:
Anil Ahuja

Anil Ahuja

CIO, IPEplus & Asia Star Funds IIFL Capital Pte Ltd

Anu Sahai

Anu Sahai

Founding Director ASEAN PEVCA

Catherine Tan

Catherine Tan

Founder Saga Tree Capital Advisors Pte Ltd

Bruce Merivale-Austin

Bruce Merivale-Austin

DM Partners Asia Pte Ltd

Jonathan Reoch

Jonathan Reoch

Director, Blackrock Alpha Strategies Group

Click here for agenda & bios on all the speakers

Click here to view the press release. See the photo gallery here. Video of the debate to be uploaded soon.




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