SOURCE: CoAssets

CoAssets

June 21, 2016 23:30 ET

CoAssets Appoints Asia's Best Treasurer as CIO

SINGAPORE--(Marketwired - Jun 21, 2016) - Homegrown crowdfunding company CoAssets Pte Ltd is pleased to announce that Mr. Chew Siang Chee will join as their Chief Investment Officer (CIO) with effect from 1 July 2016.

Mr. Chew's expertise in cross border currency transactions will be a great asset to CoAssets' international expansion. He recently won Asia's Best Treasurer at the Corporate Treasurer Marquee Awards 2015, following his capacity to improve companies' finance and treasury operations in testing environments. 

Mr. Chew's new role will be to take charge of CoAssets' investment portfolios. He will lead the team at CoAssets to manage and monitor investment activity, working with external analysts and maintaining good investor relations.

Company's success following aggressive growth

The CIO appointment comes at a time when the Company is expanding rapidly across multiple jurisdictions. CoAssets currently has offices in Australia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. It has raised more than $45m over its crowdfunding platform and facilitated more than 60 projects since the Company was founded in 2013.

Incoming Chief Investment Officer of CoAssets, Mr. Chew Siang Chee, commented:

"Prior to my appointment as CIO, I joined the Company as Independent Director in March earlier this year. I have worked with Getty and have witnessed CoAssets breaking new grounds in the crowdfunding and financial technology space. Within the past few months, CoAssets has achieved strong growth not just in Singapore but also the region as well.

"Leveraging my past work experiences, I see myself contributing effectively to CoAssets' continued growth. CoAssets is the leader in the crowdfunding business and financial technology space, and I look forward to moving to even greater heights with the Company."

Mr. Getty Goh, CEO and Co-Founder of CoAssets, commented:

"Mr. Chew's experience in foreign exchange risk management is essential in our pursuit to make CoAssets a truly regional crowdfunding platform. It is our regional presence that sets us apart from other local players and with talents like Mr. Chew, I am confident to say that we are a step closer to making crowdfunding more accessible to users from ASEAN, China and Australia.

"Mr. Chew's appointment comes at a time when the Company is experiencing solid business growth and exploring new opportunities. From the investors' perspective, this also shows the Company's continued commitment to bring the best and brightest on board, and reinforces our credibility as the leader in Asia's crowdfunding space."

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