ShareInvestor celebrates 25th anniversary; Holding company rebrands as AlphaInvest

ShareInvestor.com Holdings Pte. Ltd., the holding company of Singapore’s largest independent platform for retail investors, today announced a name change and a new logo to mark its 25th anniversary.

The new holding company name is AlphaInvest Holdings Pte. Ltd. (“AlphaInvest” or “the Group”), with its new logo and tagline as shown here:

Senior Management of AlphaInvest Group, (Left to Right) Mr Christopher Lee (Group Chief Executive Officer), Mr Shanison Lin (Group Managing Director, Investor Platforms) and Mr Lim Dau Hee (Group Chief Operating Officer & concurrent Chief Technology Officer)
Senior Management of AlphaInvest Group, (Left to Right) Mr Christopher Lee (Group Chief Executive Officer), Mr Shanison Lin (Group Managing Director, Investor Platforms) and Mr Lim Dau Hee (Group Chief Operating Officer & concurrent Chief Technology Officer).

The Group’s subsidiaries in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, and its associate in Thailand, will retain the ShareInvestor (“SI”) name, as will its trademarked ShareInvestor.com market data portal and other product brands.

The new holding company identity coincides with the Group’s 25th anniversary of its founding in 1999. It better reflects the Group’s ongoing and future evolution beyond its original share market data business and its leading positions in investor relations and investor education in multiple markets in the region.

The Group’s holding company has been registered with the Accounting and Corporate Regularity Authority (ACRA) as “AlphaInvest Holdings Pte. Ltd.” and the name change took effect on 8 March 2024. See http://www.alphainvestholdings.com/ for the Group’s profile.

Mr Christopher Lee, Group Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of the Group, said: “Our mission is to empower retail investors to make informed investment decisions via our investor education and market data products. Our key challenges now are to serve the next generation of younger investors, and to expand into new asset classes. This goes hand-in-hand with growing our investor relations advisory services to enable corporates to engage meaningfully with investors. Our ultimate vision is to create better investment outcomes for all.”

Mr Lim Dau Hee, Group Chief Operating Officer and concurrent Chief Technology Officer and a co-founder of the Group, added: “For the last 25 years, we have leveraged on technologies to empower investors to make better choices. We are happy to have enabled investors to build diversified investment portfolios. AlphaInvest must continue to innovate to serve our customers and stay ahead of the game.”

The Group has had an eventful 25 years since its founding in 1999. The Group was acquired by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) in 2008. After 10 years of profitable operations as part of SPH, the Group’s founders and management team did a management buyout in 2018 at a S$17 million valuation.

In 2023, ShareInvestor acquired and merged with InvestingNote at a combined valuation of S$30 million. InvestingNote, founded by Mr. Shanison Lin, is a social media start-up with a user base of young investors. Mr Lin, an ex-staff of ShareInvestor, is now part of AlphaInvest’s leadership team. The Group aims to further grow its reach of 300,000 retail investors and its client base of 700 public listed companies in the region.

Mr Patrick Daniel, who has chaired the Group since 2008, said: “The Group is fortunate to have a dedicated management team who have not ceased their efforts to grow the business in the face of challenging times.

In addition to Christopher, Dau Hee and Shanison, we have Wayne Koo at Waterbrooks, Janista Taosuwan in SI Thailand, Edward Stanislaus in SI Malaysia, and Ahmad Mustafid in PTSI in Jakarta. Together, they form a strong leadership team and I’m confident that AlphaInvest will succeed in extracting synergies and in seizing new opportunities.”

Launch of revamped ShareInvestor.com portal

The revamped ShareInvestor.com market data portal provides a huge trove of data and a comprehensive set of tools for the analysis of local and global equities. Building on the new platform, the team will continue to enhance ShareInvestor.com with new functions, new features and other data elements over the coming months.

The preview version is now available to existing users and the full version will be rolled out to all users within the next few months.

Future Directions

While the company has cemented its status as Southeast Asia’s largest Investor Relations provider, the new corporate identity reflects the Group’s ongoing and future evolution. Going beyond traditional equities-based products and services is a key opportunity.

The Group is well-positioned to expand to other asset classes such as currencies, commodities and digital assets including NFTs and cryptocurrencies. The Group’s approach will be to collaborate with partners in these areas in win-win partnerships.

AlphaInvest will continue to strengthen its portfolio of well-established brands in investor relations and investor education. While retaining their distinct brand identities, there will be greater internal collaboration to capitalise on inherent synergies to add further value Group-wide.

AlphaInvest’s digital publications; Investor-One and the Inve$t weekly e-magazine – will be distributed across the region. In their visually attractive formats and with insightful content, they will reach over 130,000 investors, from novices to professionals.

The Group will further grow its InvestingNote social portal, the largest in Singapore and Malaysia. The aim is to be a virtual water cooler corner for the growing number of Gen Z and Tik-Tok Generation investors to share their investing insights, exchange ideas and network.

The Group’s Waterbrooks Consultants, which provides customised public relations, branding and crisis communications advisory services to listed as well as non-listed companies, will be integrated more closely with the Group’s Investor Relations service.

AlphaInvest is currently the organiser of several prominent events on the annual investing calendar such as InvestFair and the REITs Symposium.

Capitalising on the opportunities in the region, the Group will further expand its footprint to serve the growing investing community in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.

For Investor & Media Enquiries, please contact:

AlphaInvest Holdings Pte Ltd
Christopher Lee, Director
Email: christopher.lee@alphainvestholdings.com

About AlphaInvest Holdings Pte. Ltd. (www.alphainvestholdings.com)

Vision: Enabling better investing outcomes

Mission: Empowering investors to make informed decisions and for corporates to inform and engage meaningfully with investors.

A leading regional financial services, media and technology company, AlphaInvest Holdings Pte Ltd (“AlphaInvest”or “the Group”) was founded in 1999 to empower investors by providing them with trusted products and services for informed investment decision-making. Its core areas of business span investor relations, market data tools and investor education.

AlphaInvest Group operates the largest investor relations network in the region, with a customer base of about 700 public listed companies and a reach of over 300,000 people across its platforms. The Group has over 120 employees in four countries (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia).

The Group has made several strategic investments:

Waterbrooks Consultants Pte Ltd, investor relations/public relations firm, (www.waterbrooks.com.sg)
InvestingNote, Singapore’s leading social media platform for retail investors, (www.investingnote.com).

InvestingNote is the largest and most active social platform for investments in Singapore and Malaysia. It is a community-driven platform designed specifically to help investors and traders to share ideas on stocks, news and insights through social networking and a variety of useful investment tools.

ShareInvestor (www.ShareInvestor.com) provides online market data tools for multiple markets across its ShareInvestor Station(TM), ShareInvestor WebPro(TM) and ShareInvestor Mobile range of products.

AlphaInvest’s digital publications include:

Investor-One (www.investor-one.com), a website on investor education, market news, corporate developments, and data analytics;
Inve$t, the e-magazine published weekly in Singapore and Malaysia.

AlphaInvest organises financial investment seminars and conferences for investors. Its annual large-scale events, InvestFair(TM) (www.investfair.com.sg) in Singapore and Malaysia, draws thousands of participants. Other key exhibition includes the largest REIT event ie REITS Symposium (www.reitsymposium.com).


Topic: Corporate Announcement

Carlsberg celebrates the Year of the Dragon with limited edition packaging

The visual storytelling, created by award-winning professional designer Ofen Hu, captures the essence of Lunar New Year and epitomises boldness, vibrancy and beauty.

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Lunar New Year, also called Chinese New Year, is a major celebration across Asia and other parts of the world. This year, we are delighted to showcase the extraordinary collaboration that has resulted in the creation of our special edition Lunar New Year Carlsberg Pilsners.

These limited-edition designs, crafted by the renowned artist Ofen Hu, epitomise boldness, vibrancy, and beauty.

Lynsey Woods, Global Brand Director – Carlsberg Brand, says:

What a fantastic example of teamwork! This work was led by Carlsberg China and key markets in Asia together with Asia Region and Carlsberg Global brand teams to launch a Carlsberg Limited Edition that is bolder, brighter, and more beautiful than ever! These packs are loved by consumers and are part of our continued journey to premiumise and optimise shelf stand out, via design! The best and most beautiful packs to add to any Lunar New Year gathering? Probably!

The illustrated wrap is available on brews across the regionin China, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

U.S. Polo Assn. Celebrates the United States Winter Polo Season as Official Sponsor of the USPA National Polo Center (NPC)

West Palm Beach, FL, Feb 1, 2024 – (ACN Newswire) – U.S. Polo Assn., the official brand of the United States Polo Association (USPA), celebrates this season as the official sponsor of the new USPA National Polo Center (NPC), with exclusive naming rights to Field One as the U.S. Polo Assn. Stadium Field as well as Field One’s game scoreboard. Regarded as one of the world’s premier facilities for the sport of polo, NPC features even more new and exciting branded updates for fans of the sport and the brand this 2024 season.

The USPA National Polo Center and U.S. Polo Assn. are proud to activate new navy and white sponsorship signage surrounding the U.S. Polo Assn. Stadium Field, branded golf carts for polo player award ceremonies, and the grand opening of the U.S. Polo Assn. MVP Lounge. Located in the Pavilion, the MVP Lounge is home to the luxurious Sunday Polo Brunch, where first-class dining, champagne, and take-home gifts are offered to event attendees on the action-packed sidelines overlooking the Grandstands. NPC staff also received fashionable upgrades with custom-designed, branded uniforms, all created by U.S. Polo Assn. with the instantly recognizable, iconic double-horsemen logo.

“We are elevating the experience for our sports fans at the USPA National Polo Center this season to encourage both long-time and new fans of the sport to spend more of their Sundays at the polo fields,” said J. Michael Prince, President and CEO of USPA Global, the company that manages and oversees the multi-billion-dollar U.S. Polo Assn. brand. “Through these brand activations, we aim to highlight the heritage of U.S. Polo Assn. and bridge the authentic connection between our classic, sport-inspired brand and the exciting sport of polo.”

Another element for sports fans to enjoy throughout the season is renovations to the NPC Retail Shop. This refined shopping experience offers a diverse curated collection of sport-inspired merchandise only available at the NPC location, filled with rich polo heritage and fashion.

“As the new polo season kicks off, we look forward to an outstanding season full of competition and now, unveiling the exciting renovations made to the NPC facility,” said Stewart Armstrong, Chairman of the USPA. “These improvements reflect our commitment to both the sport and its enthusiasts, ensuring an unmatched experience for players and spectators alike.”

The USPA National Polo Center (NPC), the epicenter of winter polo, proudly hosts illustrious global polo events along with some of the most prestigious North American high-goal tournaments. Sponsored by U.S. Polo Assn., tournaments that captivate live audiences at NPC, as well as nationally and internationally on ESPN, include the U.S. Open Women’s Polo Championship®, C.V. Whitney Cup®, the USPA Gold Cup®, and culminates with the U.S. Open Polo Championship®, long considered the preeminent polo event in the U.S. Tickets for the 2024 polo season are now available for purchase on the NPC website.

U.S. Polo Assn. is a proud supporter of many polo charities throughout the season that are selected by championship game finalist’s charities of choice and include the following: Homes for Horses Coalition, Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame, Polo for Life, Polo Players Support Group, Polo Pony Rescue, Polo Training Foundation, Replay Polo, Retired Racehorse Project, Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center, and Work to Ride Program. These important polo-related charities received donation checks in front of sold-out stadiums for each of the championship games.

About U.S. Polo Assn. and USPA Global

U.S. Polo Assn. is the official brand of the United States Polo Association (USPA), the governing body for the sport of polo in the United States and one of the country’s oldest sports governing bodies, founded in 1890. With a multi-billion-dollar global footprint and worldwide distribution through over 1,200 U.S. Polo Assn. retail stores as well as thousands of additional points of distribution, U.S. Polo Assn. offers apparel, accessories, and footwear for men, women, and children in more than 190 countries worldwide. A recent, multi-year deal with ESPN to broadcast the premier polo championships in the world, sponsored by U.S. Polo Assn., has made the thrilling sport accessible to millions of households globally for the very first time.

U.S. Polo Assn. has consistently been named one of the top global sports licensors alongside the NFL, NBA, and MLB, according to License Global. In addition, the sport-inspired brand is being recognized around the world with awards for global growth, expansion, licensing, and digital presence. Due to its tremendous success as a global brand, particularly in the last five years, U.S. Polo Assn. has been featured in Forbes, Modern Retail, and GQ as well as on Yahoo Finance and Bloomberg, among many other noteworthy media sources around the world.

For more information, visit uspoloassnglobal.com and follow @uspoloassn.

USPA Global is the for-profit subsidiary of the USPA and manages the global, multi-billion-dollar U.S. Polo Assn. brand, providing the sport with a long-term source of revenue. Through its subsidiary, Global Polo Entertainment (GPE), USPA Global also manages Global Polo TV, which provides sports and lifestyle content. A historic, multi-year, global arrangement between USPA Global and ESPN now showcases many of the top championship polo games in the U.S., enabling millions of sports fans and consumers to enjoy the sport across ESPN’s broadcast and streaming platforms. For more sport content, visit globalpolo.com.

Contact Information:
Stacey Kovalsky
VP Global PR and Communications
skovalsky@uspagl.com
+001.561.790.8036

Kaela Drake
PR & Communications Specialist
kdrake@uspagl.com
+001.561.461.8596

SOURCE: USPA Global Licensing Inc.

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View the original press release on newswire.com.


Topic: Press release summary

KJTS Celebrates Successful Debut on ACE Market

KJTS Celebrates Successful Debut on ACE Market
Company to Embark on Strategic Growth and Market Expansion Post-Listing

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 26, 2024 – (ACN Newswire) – KJTS Group Berhad (“KJTS” or the “Company”), a building support services provider in Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore, proudly marked the Company’s debut today on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. The shares opened at RM0.44 per share, showcasing a significant 62.96% premium over the IPO price of RM0.27 per share.

Ms. Elaine Law Soh Ying, Independent Non-Executive Director, KJTS Group Berhad; Dr. Teoh Pek Loo, Independent Non-Executive Director, KJTS Group Berhad; Ms. Azura Binti Azman, Independent Non-Executive Chairman, KJTS Group Berhad; Mr. Sheldon Wee, Executive Director, KJTS Group Berhad; Mr. Lee Kok Choon, Managing Director, KJTS Group Berhad; Ms. Lee Jim Leng, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Hong Leong Investment Bank Berhad; Mr. Ng Kok Ken, Independent Non-Executive Director, KJTS Group Berhad [L-R]
Ms. Elaine Law Soh Ying, Independent Non-Executive Director, KJTS Group Berhad; Dr. Teoh Pek Loo, Independent Non-Executive Director, KJTS Group Berhad; Ms. Azura Binti Azman, Independent Non-Executive Chairman, KJTS Group Berhad; Mr. Sheldon Wee, Executive Director, KJTS Group Berhad; Mr. Lee Kok Choon, Managing Director, KJTS Group Berhad; Ms. Lee Jim Leng, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Hong Leong Investment Bank Berhad; Mr. Ng Kok Ken, Independent Non-Executive Director, KJTS Group Berhad [L-R]

KJTS is listed under the stock name “KJTS” with the stock code “0293”.

Specialising in cooling energy management, cleaning, and facilities management services, KJTS and its subsidiaries (“KJTS Group”) is an established player in the building support services industry. The Company’s in-house engineering capabilities and commitment to sustainability have been instrumental in delivering high-quality services and contributing to clients’ environment, social and governance (“ESG”) targets, including reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

The successful initial public offering of KJTS Group Berhad raised RM58.87 million, allocated as follows: RM44.92 million towards the expansion of the cooling energy segment and office expansion in Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore; RM8.12 million for working capital; and RM5.83 million set aside for listing expenses.

Independent Non-Executive Chairman of KJTS Group Berhad, Puan Azura Binti Azman expressed excitement: “This successful listing marks a new chapter for KJTS. It is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our team and the confidence the market has in our vision and strategy. We are excited about the opportunities this will bring, allowing us to further expand and enhance our services in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.”

“The positive investor response to our IPO underscores the market’s belief in our capabilities and growth potential. We look forward to utilising this momentum to drive KJTS’s growth and to solidify our position in the building support services sector.”

Hong Leong Investment Bank Berhad is the Principal Adviser, Sponsor, Sole Underwriter, and Sole Bookrunner.


Topic: Press release summary

NJ MED Celebrates 11th Annual World Top 20 Education Rankings for 2023

 New Jersey Minority Educational Development (NJ MED) proudly unveils the results of its 11th annual World Top 20 Education Rankings for 2023. This esteemed ranking evaluates the educational systems of 201 nations, spotlighting the top 20 countries that have demonstrated exceptional achievements across various developmental levels.

The World Top 20 Education Poll, created by NJ MED, a Special Consultative Status member of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), provides annual international rankings of the top 20 education systems out of 209 nations. This comprehensive assessment is based on five key educational levels:

· Early-childhood enrollment rates
· Elementary Math, Science, and Reading scores
· Middle-School Math, Science, and Reading scores
· High School Graduation rates
· College Graduation rates

Each country’s ranking within these levels is determined by assigning points (20 for first place, 19 for second place, and so on down to 1 point for a twentieth rank). The data is then used to produce each nation’s overall ranking through a statistical average based on a combined score from all five levels.

The World Top 20 Education Poll gathers its statistical data from six international organizations, ensuring accuracy and credibility:
1. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
2. Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)
3. United Nations Economic and Social Council (UNESOC)
4. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
5. Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)
6. Progress in International Reading Study (PIRLS)

The poll’s commitment to accuracy includes sending the compiled data to each country’s Ministry of Education Department for verification.

The mission of the World Top 20 Education Poll is to serve as a single body overseeing that every child is afforded the opportunity to reach their full potential. NJ MED collaborates with nations to strengthen their education systems, emphasizing inclusivity and excellence.

The 2023 World Best Education Systems – Final Rankings showcase the top 20 educated countries:
1. South Korea
2. Netherlands
3. Belgium
4. Denmark
5. Slovenia
6. Japan
7. Germany
8. Finland
9. Norway
10. Ireland
11. Singapore
12. United Kingdom
13. China
14. Hong Kong
15. Spain
16. Sweden
17. Australia
18. Latvia
19. Israel
20. Canada

For additional information about the World Top 20 Education Rankings and NJ MED’s initiatives, please visit www.worldtop20.org.

New Jersey Minority Educational Development
Shomari Moore
856-541-3926
www.worldtop20.org

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