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Compounding Curiosity

Jul 29, 2021

My guest today is Andy Ho. Andy is the Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director of the LSE-listed VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund (VOF), which has a net asset value of over US$1.2 billion. At VinaCapital, Andy oversees the capital markets, private equity, fixed income and venture capital investment teams. He is also the author of Crossing the Street, an actionable guide to investing in Vietnam. In this conversation, we cover entrepreneurship in Vietnam, building a brand and business in Vietnam, and the process for writing his book. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Andy Ho.


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Show Notes:

[00:00:30] - [First question] - Background

[00:02:02] - Moving to Vietnam

[00:03:49] - PE investing in the US vs Vietnam

[00:06:47] - What should foreigners know before investing in Vietnam?

[00:09:00] - Vietnam and China comparison

[00:11:52] - Underrated Vietnamese Sectors

[00:14:10] - Female leadership in Vietnam

[00:18:50] - Executive Alignment

[00:20:30] - Building a brand in Vietnam

[00:23:01] - Andy’s book writing process

[00:27:29] - Eastern vs Western Culture

[00:32:44] - Is Vietnam living up to its potential?

[00:35:22] - Underrated skill?

[00:36:26] - Influential books?

[00:38:00] - Andy’s plan for the future




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