I had the pleasure of meeting Michael Chojnacki of Closir, the world’s first dedicated investor relations platform. They recently won a place on the fin-tech accelerator backed by our very own DBS.

One of the key things we talked about was the asymmetry of information, especially among small companies in South East Asia, and the related problems with getting access to the relevant information in a timely manner.

They did a great piece which summarized the various reactions by different AMs and Banks to the recent Fed Decision, which he has graciously allowed me to reproduce here:


Ending months of speculation, the US Federal Reserve decided to hold interest rates at their historic low levels last week, as concerns for a fragile global economy overshadowed recent evidence of a strengthening US recovery.

Janet Yellen, the Fed chair, stressed that growth in emerging markets was an important consideration behind the decision to keep US interest …