Datuk Jared graduated from the University of Bristol in Economics and Accounts in 1993. He started his professional career as a financial analyst for DBS Securities in Singapore and later moved to Credit Lyonnais Securities. He was the Technology Analyst in both institutions. Datuk Jared obtained his Chartered Financial Analyst qualification and Masters in Finance from the University of Hull during his time as an analyst. He also obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Business from the EMERITUS Institute of Management.
He moved to investment banking and eventually ended up leading the corporate finance department of a Ministry of Finance owned Malaysian investment bank called Avenue Securities. At Avenue Securities he was responsible for setting up the corporate finance unit, eventually building a strong track record in Equity Offerings, Restructurings, M&A and Bond Issues. Datuk Jared built a niche in Malaysia in cross border equity offerings involving PRC enterprises, which eventually led to him starting an Emerging South-East Asian private equity model. He is credited for bringing in the first few foreign companies to list in Malaysia.
Datuk Jared is the founder and Managing Partner of an investment group called Tremendous Asia Partners (TAP) which utilizes technology and creativity to add value to its investment portfolios.
Tremendous Entertainment Holdings is one of the leading independent entertainment content producers in the region. The Company is a leading producer of entertainment content in the Live, Media and New Media space. TEH owns Intellectual Properties such as the multi-award-winning children’s TV show “Hi-5”, reality TV “The Apartment” and “The Challenger” and manages the Sands Theatre in Marina Bay Sands. Tremendous Entertainment is in the midst of an IPO exercise which is expected to be completed in 2022.
Techna-X Bhd is a company listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia. TAP has helped the company transform from an industrial metallurgical coke producer into one of the most exciting listcos in the energy storage and digital transformation space. Techna-X owns 27 patents in rare metal-based ultracapacitor and super batteries and is also a leading developer of IoT systems and platforms Smart city transformation and Agritech.
TESS, an energy storage company comprising 27 patents in ultracapacitors and battery storage systems with a manufacturing facility based in a hi-tech park in Wuzhou, Guangxi. TESS is currently undergoing a listing exercise on SGX with a value of US$500m.
Mbits Digital is a disruptive TelcoMedia company. The only company with both Telco and Broadcast licenses from the Ministry of Communication, MBits is blazing the trail to merge connectivity and lifestyle via its OTT platforms and online telco systems.
Country Heights Holdings Berhad is one of the pioneer property development companies in Malaysia with interests in hotels, convention centres and healthcare. Datuk Jared has come in as the Managing Director and is transforming the Mines township into a Smart city. Most exciting is the partnership with JD.com to introduce an OMNI channel model in Malaysia via the setting up of JDMines.
The Clearwater Group is a lifestyle group involved in niche property developments, restaurant brands, wellness clinics and healthy lifestyle products. With a portfolio of some of the most recognizable brands in Malaysia combined with a digital marketplace to position and promote its products, CWx aims to introduce a curated brand of lifestyle to its consumers developed by its founders.
Toh Chong is the Director of Investment Management in the TAP Group. He monitors the investment managements and the processes of the fund.
He has over 15 years’ experience in private equity and corporate finance. He is a qualified accountant and has gained an extensive corporate finance and transaction experience while working at Ernst & Young and other notable, having completed numerous mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and debt financing.