Company: VietNam Holding Limited (VNH)
Date: 17 October 2023
Presenter: Craig Martin, Executive Chairman of Dynam Capital – Fund manager of VNH
Company description: Vietnam Holding (VNH) invests in high-growth companies in Vietnam, focusing on domestic consumption, industrialisation, and urbanisation. Launched in 2006, VNH is a closed-end fund listed on the London Stock Exchange.
As of 30 June 2023, the Fund has outperformed the benchmark VNAS on 1, 3, 5 and 10-year measures. It provides investors with an attractive opportunity to participate in the exciting development of one of the world’s most promising frontier markets.
VNH has established itself as a leader in responsible investing activities in Vietnam. VNH has been a signatory of the Principles of Responsible Investing (PRI) since 2009 – the first investor in Vietnam to be a signatory. Most recently, the Fund received five-star scores for its 2021 PRI reporting.
Craig Martin, Executive Chairman of Dynam Capital – Fund manager of VNH
Mr. Martin has over 30 years of business building, investment experience and fund management in emerging markets. He has lived and worked in Southeast Asia since 1993, living in Cambodia, Vietnam, and Singapore, and has invested in many sectors across Asia.
Prior to co-founding Dynam Capital in early 2018, Mr. Martin was co-CEO of CapAsia, a Singapore headquartered private equity fund manager, focusing on investments in Asia’s emerging markets. Prior to CapAsia, Mr. Martin was Head of Private Equity for Prudential Vietnam (now Eastspring), and previously part of the founding management team at Standard Chartered Private Equity (now Affirma Capital).
Mr. Martin has a master’s degree in engineering from the University of York, UK and a MBA with Distinction from INSEAD, and is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors. And the Singapore Fund Directors Association.
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