台灣的寶碩財務科技股份有限公司（簡稱寶碩公司） 攜手合作德國的Sterling Global Capital Investment（德林全球資本投資，簡稱SGCI），於本周三簽署合作備忘錄(MOU)。寶碩公司董事長白介宇和法籍華裔的SGCI董事長張鼎欣日前接受The China Post獨家專訪時，透露兩大公司的合作與未來展望。
APEX International and Sterling Global Capital Investment (SGCI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Wednesday, setting the benchmark for their future collaboration.
Speaking to The China Post, APEX Chairman Jack Pai and SGCI Chairman DS Chang announced several cooperation prospects for the two companies from Taiwan and Germany, respectively.
This future collaboration between APEX, who has shepherded Taiwan’s Fintech industry for more than thirty years, and SGCI, an expert in fund-raising who possesses enormous resources worldwide, is poised to create a win-win situation for the two companies.
By complementing each other, they could reap substantial benefits in the region.
In addition to its excellent R&D team, APEX demonstrates exceptional ability in technology development. The company has also proven itself to be a leader of derivatives and video conferencing systems in the local financial industry.
Asked about this new collaboration Pai said that it would enable APEX to create a financial platform offering further Fintech services. Due to the impact of COVID-19, many foreign companies have withdrawn from mainland China, which opened up a huge opportunity for APEX and SGCI to enter the vacant market. APEX looks forward to establishing partnerships in Asia and aims to offer regional financial services in the future.
SGCI is a globally registered company providing financial solutions such as IPOs, pre-IPOs, mergers and acquisitions. More importantly, SGCI is also the only foreign company that acquired an asset management license in Beijing over the past three years.
When asked about why SGCI chose APEX as its partner, DS Chang said the pandemic has also created opportunities for businesses. The businessman, who moved to France at the age of 12, is Taiwanese and frequently visits Taiwan. Yet, he had never expanded his business here due to the relatively small market-size in Taiwan.
At first, he planned to return to Europe as soon as the virus was contained. Yet, as the situation in Europe worsened, he decided to let the chips fall where they may and made good use of his time in Taiwan to develop other businesses.
Chang was later introduced to Jack, and they immediately saw eye to eye on their business philosophies. The two companies have distinctive strengths, which were perfect complements to each other. Soon, they hammered out the partnership deal.
The primary goal of this MOU is to provide investment advice based on the principle of equality and mutual benefit with SGCI providing considerable resources and substantial funds and APEX offering professional advice by leveraging its Fintech capability.
Last but not least, Chang noted that the pandemic will irreversibly change the financial industry. Companies that master the following two suggestions would be able to stand out from the crowd. First of all, regionalization will take over globalization and become the leading business trend in the future.
This is definitely music to Taiwan’s ears given that many companies had terminated their business in mainland China due to the heating animosity toward Beijing. Taiwan would gain the upper hand in the world economy if it fills in the spot in China. Secondly, things change more rapidly in the post-pandemic era, and therefore, it is recommended for companies to establish short-term objectives rather than long-term visions.