Starry, starry night for EMR Capital – 21 December 2016

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Australia’s growing political and business links with Asia were well to the fore at EMR Capital’s celebration of a successful 2016 at Melbourne’s Sofitel Hotel on Dec 14.

There was of course, much to celebrate: As CEO Jason Chang reported, EMR ends the year with more than $2billion in funds under management and a portfolio of high-value projects in Indonesia, UK, USA, Chile, Spain and Australia.

Marking the growing significance of EMR as a catalyst for mineral development around the world, the event attracted an audience that included two former Victorian Premiers in John Brumby and Ted Baillieu (each of whom led successful trade missions to China, where EMR was involved), and Richard Alston, former Federal Cabinet Minister and Australian High Commissioner to Britain.

Jason Chang was pleased to recall that he still has a photo on his desk of Ted Baillieu witnessing the signing of EMR’s first agreement with Chinese banking giant ICBC. It was modest, he recalled, compared to the massive deals that would follow, but it was an important step in EMR’s development.

Consul General for Indonesia Ms Dewi Savitri Wahab was there as was, Gabriel Jara, Consul General for Chile. From the Chinese Consulate were Xiaojia Wang and Ms Quing Zhang. David Livingstone represented Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

We had Paul Li, President of the Australia China Business Council, Ms Helen Sawczak, CEO of the ACCB, and Ken Smith President of ACCB Victoria.

Commercial VIP’s were too numerous to mention, but included two leaders of EMR project companies in Derek Carter, Chair of Highfield Resources and Carl Hallion, CEO of Capricorn Copper.

There were many, many more friends of EMR there, along with members of the EMR team and all had reason to applaud John Brumby’s remarks that Asian growth, particularly in infrastructure, would see strong demand for raw materials for many years to come.

John is presently the National Chair of the Australia China Business Council and was our guest speaker. He did an excellent job and reminded us with facts and figures about the scale of China and Asia generally when it comes to demand; plus the size of the opportunities for Australia and Australians.
In EMR Capital, we are on the case! We have closed the funding for Fund 2 and have a pipeline of investment opportunities.

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Left to Right: Jason Chang, John Brumby, Owen Hegarty and Ted Baillieu