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Perspectives on COVID-19: Asia and the World

Vietnam Finance Society is organising a webinar to discuss the latest policies, development and outlook changes that reflect how Asia-Pacific countries, companies and people have and will respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. We are bringing together subject-matter experts in healthcare, macroeconomics, investment and geopolitics to share insights on a region that has been at the forefront of this crisis and is poised to undergo tectonic shifts in power and fortune following its aftermath

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Past Events

How I Got My Job in Vietnam

Vietnam Finance Society is pleased to organize the first of our webinar series “How I got my job in Vietnam”, featuring guest speakers who chose to leave behind successful careers in US, UK, Singapore and other countries for Vietnam. They will share the factors and rationale behind their decisions to come back, how they found their jobs in Vietnam meaningful, and how their previous overseas experience helped them stand out and make an impact. Coming back also means reverse culture shocks and professional challenges that might not be so pronounced elsewhere; and our speakers will be happy to dwell on their experience on how to realize, navigate and overcome those.

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Impact Investing in Vietnam

All around the world, impact investing has received tremendous support from business leaders, government, and academia. As impact investing moves into the mainstream, there is a major shift in people’s attitude about the role of capital in building stronger communities and producing direct benefits for the planet. This momentum creates opportunities for investors to implement strategies that embrace environmental, social and governance principles while generating market-rate returns. The amount of capital at work ($502 billion) to address the world’s social and environmental problems (including but not limited to climate change, financial inclusion, education access, and healthcare) signals strong growth prospects for sustainable finance and communities across the world.

As Vietnam's economic development undergoes significant growth, its market also gives rise to investment opportunities that generate positive social impact and competitive risk-adjusted returns. How has impact investing helped generate returns while tackling social and environmental issues in Vietnam? Where has there been progress in impact investing and where can impact fund managers look for investment opportunities in Vietnam? Vietnam Finance Society (VFS) is proud to bring together a panel of leading impact investors with insights into Vietnam’s capital markets and investment opportunities. Join us for an open discussion about impact investing in Vietnam as we exchange our perspectives on the rewards and challenges of generating social change through sustainable finance.

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Women Leaders in Business: Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling

Vietnam Finance Society and Accenture are excited to co-organize a panel discussion & networking event featuring Women Leaders in Business: Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling. Our speakers are successful Asian businesswomen from different industries, both within and outside of Accenture, who will come to speak on their experiences and share their advice.

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A Dialogue on Vietnam's Economic Development

Vietnam, during the past 35 years, has been a remarkable development story. Economic reforms that began under Đổi Mới ("Renovation", launched in 1986) have spurred rapid economic growth and transformed Vietnam from one of the world’s poorest to an up-and-coming export powerhouse, or, as others have called it, Asia's latest emerging "tiger economy". It is high time for anyone who follows the development trajectory of Vietnam's economy and market, as the country undergoes significant and exciting economic, socio-political and demographic changes.

As macro uncertainties abound and tensions between the US and China show no signs of abating, Vietnam's attractiveness as a manufacturing hub in Southeast Asia has increased. Will this growth trend continue in light of US-China trade tensions and potential global economic downturn? Is Vietnam structurally and politically prepared for this new wave of private wealth and investor interest? Join us for an open dialogue with Dr. Edmund Malesky of Duke University and Dr. Anh Tran of Indiana University, as we bridge the gap between Vietnam and the United States.

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East-West Connect Conference

In partnership with VietChallenge, Vietnam Finance Society is proud to be the co-organizer of East-West Connect Conference which was held in Boston on September 6, 2019. The Conference brought together investors, corporate leaders, government representatives and aspiring entrepreneurs from Vietnam and the United States – speakers included corporate executives (Viettel America, One Mount Group), investment bankers (BDA Partners, Teneo Capital), fund managers (VinaCapital Ventures, TiE Boston Angels, Joyance Partners, Altek Consulting), and government representatives (Ministry of Technology and Science, Saigon Innovation Hub). The topics of discussion included corporate innovation, capital raising, and startup ecosystem. The audience also enjoyed listening to the stories of successful startup entrepreneurs (Tessolar, Ankaa Therapeutics, SkinGreat, Ohmnilabs) and received insightful advice on how to build a great company and avoid pitfalls.

VTNM7 Finance Career Panel Discussion

Vietnam Finance Society is pleased to organize a finance career panel discussion during Vong Tay Nuoc My 7 (VTNM7) Career Conference. The panel will feature speakers from Investment Banking and Asset Management industry to discuss career advancement within the financial services industry.

VTNM is one of the largest annual Vietnamese students and professionals conferences in the United States. It is organized alternately at different major U.S. cities (Chicago in 2018 and New York City in 2017). During the three-day-event, various activities including sports, career conference, and a gala dinner will be held. Besides VFS’ finance panel, women, technology, and academia panels will be held separately at the event.

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CFA Society's Third Annual Private Equity and Venture Capital Conference

Vietnam Finance Society is pleased to support the 3rd annual Private Equity and Venture Capital conference hosted by the CFA Society in New York.

This conference brings together leading private market allocators, consultants, and fund managers who focus on private equity, private credit, growth equity, and venture capital to learn how they select winners, add value, and deliver returns. Chinh Chu, a Vietnamese-descent financier and founder of of CC Capital Partners, will be speaking at the private equity panel.

VFS members can enjoy a $50 discount with the code "CAIA" to the admission price of $150.

 

Disclosure of roles 

On behalf of the CFA Society New York, VFS invited Chinh Chu to speak at the 3rd Private Equity and Venture Capital conference.

The Global Vietnamese Startup Community: A Dialogue

Please join the Vietnam Finance Society at our upcoming event “The Global Vietnamese Startup Community: A Dialogue” featuring transnational Vietnamese founders in conversation to explore the Vietnamese entrepreneurial spirit that spans globally, whether it's Hanoi, Saigon, or New York City. Our four speakers have started, or are starting companies in either Vietnam or the United States. They come from a diverse range of backgrounds but all share the same energy and entrepreneurial spirit that drive their success and decision making:

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VFS Executive Series - VinaCapital

Vietnam Finance Society is pleased to host a luncheon with two VinaCapital senior executives, Andy Ho (Chief Investment Officer) and Khanh Vu (Deputy Managing Director), on their upcoming visit to New York City. Andy and Khanh are two seasoned investment professionals with extensive experience in both Vietnam and abroad. Andy oversees VinaCapital’s listed equity, private equity, fixed income and venture capital investment teams. Khanh leads Vietnam Opportunity Fund’s marketing and investor relations activities and is a member of the fund’s Investment Committee.

VinaCapital is one of the largest asset management companies in Vietnam with nearly $2 billion asset under management. VinaCapital has over 15 years of experience in Vietnam and currently manage funds across multiple asset classes, including public and private equity, fixed income, real estate, venture capital, and managed account.

VFS Executive Series - Triet Nguyen

Vietnam Finance Society is pleased to host a breakfast event with Mr. Triet Nguyen, Founder and Managing Partner at Axios Advisors, on his upcoming visit to New York City. Mr. Nguyen is a recognized expert and published author on municipal credit with over 30 years of experience investing and researching on this field.

The breakfast event will be an informal, interactive conversation between Mr. Nguyen and a small group of participants. It would be an exciting opportunity for individuals who are interested in the muni-credit market and the application of technology and data analytics to the industry.

M&A and Capital Markets in Asia

The event has attracted a large group of audience with different backgrounds, from students, young professionals to senior executives who are based in New York City and other areas.

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