Who we are
Established in 2007, Saigon Asset Management (SAM) is a Cayman Islands exempted company, launched as a Vietnam-focused Fund Management and Investment Banking firm.
Our funds under management have been the top performers in their respective class. Our boutique Investment Banking team has completed numerous notable transactions. Our approach focuses on performance and enhancement of long-term shareholder value without compromising on Ethical Standards and Corporate Social Responsibilities.
Due to the economic slowdown in China and India, ASEAN* has gained traction as a major economic driver in Asia contributing to global growth. The fundamentals of Vietnam have correlations to ASEAN including rapid economic growth, strong GDP growth averaging 5%+ annually, urbanization, a young population with 60%+ under the age of 35 and increasing consumer demand from an emerging middle class. With over 7 years of expertise in Vietnam, SAM is well positioned to expand its fund management and investment banking services into ASEAN.
In both operations, SAM combines robust research and due diligence with high levels of integrity and ethics.
In Fund Management, we currently manage two top performing Vietnam-focused investment funds. Our flagship fund, Vietnam Equity Holding (VEH) invests in Vietnamese listed equities. Since inception in 2007, VEH has consistently outperformed the Vietnam Index (VNI) as well as all Vietnam-focused equity funds and ETFs. Our other fund, Vietnam Property Holding (VPH) invests in Vietnamese listed property-focused equities and some opportunistic private equity. In 2014, VPH was the top performing Vietnam focused fund and has outperformed the Vietnam Index (VNI) since inception. Both are listed on the Stuttgart Stock Exchange.
In Investment Banking, we provide portfolio management, private placement, mergers & acquisitions, and corporate finance services. As Southeast Asian countries are generally rich in resources with an emerging middle class with rising discretionary income, our Investment Banking group focuses heavily in consumer staples and real estate related businesses.
Our office is located in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) with a team of approximately 15 financial professionals.
*ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) is made up of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.