Wednesday Feb 23, 2022
Ep. 5 - Making meaningful decisions with William Je
Our guest this week, is a master of cryptocurrency, an entrepreneur and philanthropist. He has acquired over 30 years of experience in corporate restructuring; M&A; IPO privatisation; private equity and hedge fund investments across mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan before establishing himself as the founder and CEO of Hamilton Investment Management, a global fund manager with multi-billion assets under management, which includes private equity investments in licensed banks, Fintech and social media projects and multi-strategy algorithmic trading funds.
William Je is also the founder of Himalaya Exchange, a global digital exchange with a full ecosystem including a blockchain payment App, a stable coin and a trading coin.
Prior to that, Je was the chairman of equity capital markets, Greater China at the Macquarie Banking Group for 10 years, managing its Greater China capital markets and principal investment activities. Prior to Macquarie, Mr. Je served as the joint venture partner and managing Director of China Merchant Securities (Hong Kong) Limited, help building its business in Hong Kong from scratch.
Je has also served as an Executive Director at Credit Agricole Indosuez and a Board member of its securities arm, Indosuez W.I. Carr Securities; Director & Head of Business Development at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and a Vice President at NatWest Markets.
In this episode, the executive delves into his own story of how he became with the sector as well as the lessons he learnt throughout his journey. Je shares several pieces of advice on how to stay positive and motivated, even in the face of challenges.
Speaking of his passion, cryptocurrency, Je explores the infrastructure needs to support this booming market, as well as the main differences between cryptocurrencies and flat currencies, and why professionals must now start to change their perspective on cryptocurrency, particularly in relation to what institutional investors consider to be an asset class, and adapt processes to enable investors to deal with cryptocurrency more effectively.
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