News & Publications

VinaCapital appoints Michael Kokalari as Chief Economist

Ho Chi Minh City, 3 April, 2017 – VinaCapital, one of Vietnam’s leading investment management and
real estate development companies, today announced that Michael Kokalari has joined the company
as Chief Economist. In this role, he will be responsible for working with the company’s in-house
research team to conduct economic, market and corporate analysis and to provide investment
advice and ideas to all current and future VinaCapital managed funds. Mr. Kokalari will also
spearhead VinaCapital’s thought leadership initiatives.

April 03rd, 2017|

VinaCapital and RMIT University Vietnam Announce Prestigious International Term Professorship

HO CHI MINH CITY, 28 March 2017 – VinaCapital and RMIT Vietnam are proud to announce the
establishment of a four-year term professorship to recruit an outstanding international academic
talent to conduct research in economics and the capital market in Vietnam. The official agreement
between VinaCapital and RMIT Vietnam was signed earlier today and was witnessed by the
Honorable Philip Dalidakis, Victoria’s Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, who was
visiting the university’s Ho Chi Minh City campus as part of a trip to Vietnam to promote investment
in Victoria, home of RMIT’s main campus in Melbourne.

March 28th, 2017|

FDI propels Vietnamese economy

Vietnam recorded another stellar year for foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2016, with USD24.4 billion
registered. That figure is 7% higher than 2015’s robust haul of USD22.7 billion.

March 02nd, 2017|

VinaCapital looks ahead at 2017

Vietnam’s economy and markets continued to grow in 2016, although not at the same pace as the
year before. With GDP growth for the year coming in at 6.2% (vs. 6.7% in 2015), the country
continued to be one of the world’s outperformers and proved to be resilient despite a devastating
drought in the first half of the year and global geopolitical upheaval. On the back of solid gains in
2016, we believe the pieces are in place for even stronger growth in 2017 – albeit with some new
challenges on the horizon, such as higher interest rates.

January 20th, 2017|

VinaCapital and Warburg Pincus Partner

November 17, 2016 – Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm focused on
growth investing, and VinaCapital, one of the largest private equity firms in Vietnam, today
jointly announced that affiliates of Warburg Pincus, VinaCapital and its founder Don Lam
have closed a partnership to create a fully integrated hospitality platform (the “JV”) spanning
development, acquisitions and operations across Southeast Asia.

November 17th, 2016|