We are value investors with a unique business ecosystem: investing in public listed companies and private businesses, and providing financial education

One of my favourite investing lessons is from the business biography “It’s Not All About Money: Memoirs of a Private Banker” by the late Hans Julius Baer, the indefatigable owner-operator of the Julius Baer Group who helped to develop it into one of the largest independent wealth managers in Switzerland during his near sixty-year career: “My grandfather used to say occasionally, ‘What would I do with all the money that I have already lost?’ He always lost money in speculations.
What defines 8I and its people What started off as a mastermind group on value investing has become a grand vision.
The content below is an excerpt from one of the welcome letters from Clive Tan, to his team members in 8I Holdings.
photo credits: Triplet Productions Outlook, Trends, Challenges for the year of the Rooster 2016, the year of the Fire Monkey, was marked by unpredictability and dynamism, from Brexit and Trump’s election as the 45th President of the United States, to FX volatility, record capital outflow from China, unravelling of accounting frauds and escalating trade frictions.
Q: Tell me a little bit about your background and the background of the business.

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With offices in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Shanghai, 8I Holdings Limited is an investment holding company focused on investing in public listed companies and private businesses based on the principles of value investing. Through 8I Education, it is also one of the leading financial education and training providers in Singapore and Malaysia, supporting its participants to build a foundation of value investing knowledge and methodology.