SAM CEO Spoke at Conference Commemorating the 15th Anniversary of US – VN Diplomatic Relations in US Press Release

SAM 17th September, 2010

(Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) — Saigon Asset Management (SAM)’s Chairman & CEO – Louis Nguyen – participated at a conference in Washington on September 14th at the East-West Center on Capitol Hill to commemorate the 15th anniversary of U.S.-Vietnam diplomatic relations, which discussed, among other things, the achievements in the political and economic relations between the two countries as well as their respective plans and commitments for moving forward.

The conference also discussed the challenges and opportunities in Vietnam economy. This event was organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the East-West Center and the Vietnam Embassy, in cooperation with U.S. Senator Jim Webb.

At the conference, the speech of Mr. Nguyen focused on the current situation and prospects of Vietnam’s economy, opportunities for investing in Vietnam, and the securities and real estate market.

Speakers at the conference included:

Economic Relations Panel:

Barbara Weisel, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, United States Trade Representative Office
Brian Huseman, Manager of Public Policy, Intel Corporation
Louis Nguyen, Chairman & CEO of Saigon Asset Management Corporation.

Political Relations Panel:

Joe Yun, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary East Asia and Pacific Bureau, U.S. Department of State Professor Nguyen Manh Hung, George Mason University
Ambassador Le Van Bang, former Vietnamese Ambassador to the United States

Other notable speakers included the U.S. Senator Jim Webb, Vietnamese former Trade Minister Truong Dinh Tuyen and the Ambassador Le Cong Phung, Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

For more information and detail agenda of the event, please visit the East-West Center’s website at

About Saigon Asset Management

SAM, established in 2007, is the Investment Manager of Vietnam Equity Holding (VEH) and Vietnam Property Holding (VPH), with approximately US$125m in assets under management. Both funds are closed-end funds, listed and traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and Xetra.

In 2008, VEH was ranked as the #1 performing equity fund in Vietnam, according to LCF Rothschild. The following year, in 2009, VPH was ranked as the #1 performing real estate fund in Vietnam.