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Capital | Advisory | RESEARCH

"The Philippines has long been one of the best macro or secular growth stories in the region. Sustained reforms and prudent macroeconomic policies have supported strong GDP growth and macroeconomic stability."
Nick Ferres, CIO Vantage Point Asset Management

Read our latest special feature article from Nick Ferres, CIO of Vantage Point Asset Management, ex-Goldman Sachs Investment Strategist and Portfolio Manager...

All Aboard The Manila Express

The Philippines has long been one of the best macro or secular growth stories in the region. Sustained reforms and prudent macroeconomic policies have supported strong GDP growth and macroeconomic stability. At the same time they have helped to contain external and macro-financial vulnerabilities. While socioeconomic challenges remain, poverty and inequality have declined. The ease of doing business also still suffers from capacity and other constraints. On the positive side, the policy agenda has clearly focussed on infrastructure, education and health which are important for sustaining higher trend economic growth. In recent economic history the economy faced supply shocks and overheating in 2018. That was evident in inflation accelerating above the central bank’s target. While the rise in consumer price inflation was largely driven by food and energy prices, it was also a symptom of demand pressures following strong pro-cyclical fiscal and monetary policy.
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What We Do



Our role is to listen to our clients and guide them through their plans for expansion into SE Asia and in particular the Philippines. Our role is to then find the right entry strategy be that: partners, JV’s, raising equity, launch clients or simply advice on how to approach what can often be a complicated market.


 

Our Expertise


We are realists. We can't know everything, but we pride ourselves on our very large global network. Our role is to open that network to our clients. As individuals, we have specific areas of expertise; as a firm we have a very strong background in Banking, Financial Services, Fintech, Payments, SaaS, E-commerce, Software Development, Telecoms, MediaTech.


 

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Why Philippines?

With a consistent GDP growth rate of circa 6% since 2012, married with a current 108 mil population then predicted to be 141 mil within 20 years with over 60% of the population under 30! English speaking, early technology adopters with a high degree of literacy we have seen and continue to see enormous opportunities for growth.


 

Our TEAM

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Mark Forsyth

With over 35 years of international business experience, and 20+ in the Asia-Pacific region, Mark has a wealth of experience. His broad expertise covers: M&A, Restructuring, Startup coaching, VC and Market Development. His experience covers, Logistics, Banking and Finance, E-commerce, Fintech and Media Tech.

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Adam Breen

For 20+ years, Adam has worked in senior strategy and technology roles, across multiple industry sectors including: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, Wealth Management, Payments, Sports Betting (Gaming), Real Estate, Health, and E-Learning. He has deep expertise in software engineering and systems architecture, and in leading both technical and business teams in Australia and the Philippines.

CURRENT PROJECTS

Smart Corporate Bus Solutions
  • Philippines Expansion
  • Partnerships
  • Business Development
  • Product/Segment Development
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Integrated Payments Solutions for Property Developers

  • Growth Capital
  • Advisory
  • Channel Partnerships
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Innovative KYC Solutions for Emerging and Developed Markets

  • Philippines Market Entry
  • Channel Partnerships
  • Growth Capital
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Digitising Property Valuations for a Faster Path to Yes

  • Philippines Market Entry
  • Channel Partnerships
  • Business Development
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The First Mortgage Broking Platform in the Philippines

  • Growth Capital
  • Strategy
  • Banking Expertise
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Proprietary Enzyme Formulas for Food Waste Monetisation

  • Market Entry
  • Channel Partnerships
  • Joint Ventures
  • Growth Capital

Electric Bikes for Urban Centres by Monthly Subscription

  • Capital Raise
  • Market Entry
  • Partner Selection

Medical Tourism for Male Longevity and Wellbeing

  • Market Entry
  • Growth Marketing
  • Partner Selection