With the launch of the VAI, we’re bringing unique opportunities to the market that give investors exposure to companies with pioneering technologies and innovative business models which we identified as undervalued and mispriced,” said Elven Choo Siew Horng, Director at VAI. “We are excited to offer professional investors a new fund that focuses on the quality and high caliber and growth businesses from various industries. “We believe that with the launch of this Fund, we’re bringing a special product to the market that gives investors exposure to companies we feel are undervalued across many industries and countries within the emerging markets asset class,” added Elven Choo. “VAI and its Investment Manager – WCEI International Ltd’s Investment Management Team, whom has been managing emerging market private equity assets for 5 years and we’re excited to offer professional investors a vehicle to access an asset class which has historically generally been reserved for institutional investors.”
VAI’s strategy is to source opportunities extending medium to long term capital appreciation through direct investments into established and prospective private companies to leverage on large-scale buyouts while having an immense commitment to ethical business conducts. Investment managers of VAI Fund possesses deep expertise in the consumer products, brands, retail & consumer technologies as well as financial technologies, sectors which we believe are appreciably supported by the uprising global trend demanding for avant-garde technologies.
“Business and deals sourcing is one of the most critical success factors of a private equity fund,” said Elven Choo Siew Horng. “Our leads come from various reliable sources that provide exclusive, off-market investment opportunities. VAI and WCEI then conducts stringent due diligence to ensure the quality of deals and attractive returns.”
Privileged and Exclusive off-market investment opportunities
VAI has an extensive connection with business leaders, bankers, accountants, and financial advisors. Our partnerships with local, regional, and global businesses, corporates, industry associations, and reputable marketers, are all especially important sources of deal flow for the Fund. Referrals from these contacts allow the Fund, and our investors, access to exclusive deals that would have been otherwise impossible to reach by retail investors.
Lucrative returns and credible deal sources
VAI not only accepts outbound deal flows from local government funds, accelerators and incubators worldwide, but also welcomes investment proposals from companies with pioneering technologies that can bring significant changes to its respective industry. To evaluate the credibility of inbound sources and companies, VAI is meticulous when validating investment opportunities. We maximize deal values by assessing the potential impact of these inbound inquiries, how that aligns with the fund’s objectives, and whether the potential investee company will generate strong investment returns.
The Fund is managed using the investment philosophy that WCEI’s managers has refined based on their experience of more than 10 years in the industries, that sustainable results may be achieved by systematically exploiting judgmental biases and behavioral weaknesses that influence investors’ decisions. These include the tendency to extrapolate the past too far into the future, wrongly equating a good company with a good investment, irrespective of price, ignoring statistical evidence, and developing a “mindset” about a company. Investors in the Fund could potentially benefit from the same quantitative model and research driven investment process implemented across VAI.
The minimum investment for the fund is USD130,000. For complete information on this mutual fund, visit: https://www.vai-privatefund.com/about
About WCEI International Ltd
WCEI International Ltd specializes in private equity management for professional investors around the world utilizing the application of our proprietary quantitative model to provide discretionary investment management services in portfolios of private companies’ equity. WCEI was established in 2019.
For more information about WCEI, please visit our website: https://www.wcei-investment.com/.
Investing involves risk, including loss of principal. In addition, investments in smaller and medium sized companies typically exhibit higher volatility. Emerging markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors as well as increased volatility and lower trading volume. Investing in foreign companies, including direct investments, poses additional risks since political and economic events unique to a country or region will affect those markets and their issuers. Diversification does not prevent all investment losses.
To determine if a Fund is an appropriate investment, carefully consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risk factors and charges and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Fund’s prospectus, which may be found at https://www.vai-privatefund.com/resources. Read it carefully before investing. The Funds do not generally accept investments by U.S. persons. Non-U.S. persons may be permitted to invest in the Funds subject to the satisfaction of due diligence.