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Woo Group

Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

Researcher

Member since July 02, 2013


  • In line with The Woo Group's mission of providing diversified growth driven research, they have begun coverage of one of this year's fast growing stock markets, Argentina. They have hired Luis Bianchi, Diego Miranda, Luciana Campos, and Santiago Peralta to cover a variety of important sectors there. Over the past twelve months the Argentina Merval Index has climbed 73% and 44% since January, The Woo Group analysts have identified strong choice for investors seeking access to emerging markets. The Woo Group will hire four new analysts to begin coverage of the Merval Index. They will cover the agriculture, manufacturing, services, and real estate and business service sectors. All of the new hires will be based at The Woo Group's headquarters in Hong Kong. Luis Bianchi is the most experienced of our new hires, having spent 22 years in equity research, will lead the newly formed team. He will cover one of Argentines most important sectors, agriculture which is a major driver of their economy because the sector is largely export orientated. He joins from BBVA, where he spent the majority of his career as a buy side equity trader. Diego Miranda will cover the manufacturing and industry sectors, which is the largest sector of the Argentine economy, accounting for 19% of the nation’s gross domestic product. He will concentrate on the beverages sector as Argentina is one of the top five wine producers in the world. Diego has twelve years of analysis experience, joining from Ba...
  • Twg_177_ The Woo Group has selected Bharti Airtel Ltd. and Reliance Industries bonds as investment targets. The spreads are at their highest level is more than a year and The Woo Group analysts believe that the market is stabilizing and now is the time to invest. The Indian Rupee has declined more than 20% this year, and in line with The Woo Group´s value driven investment strategy, analysts have targeted country for investment. The countries currency has been continually falling against major trading partners, hitting new all-time lows on an almost daily basis. Last week, bonds yields climbed to a 19 month high of 6.52% as the rupee fell. The Woo Group's analyst’s link the rupee´s decline to Federal Reserve plans to taper its stimulus package and other external factors, they believe that the market will correct soon. They also believe that tapering will be weaker than the market is pricing, because the Federal Reserve will emphasize forward guidance. Analysts have selected Reliance Industries Ltd and Bharti Airtel Ltd. bonds in India as investment targets as the spreads are at the widest level in a year. Five year Indian bond yields have widened more than 40 basis points, while 10 year bonds have widened over 100 basis points. More specifically, they have chosen Reliance Industries' 5.4% 2022 bond notes and Bharti Airtel´s 5.125% 2023 debentures. Bharti´s 2023 bonds have dropped 6.8% this quarter causing yields to 7.51% to 114 basis points. The country’s central bank has eng...
  • Twg_177_ The Woo Group announces that senior members of its management team will attend the International Conference on Financial Theory in October in Jeju Island, South Korea. CFO Ono Yori will give a presentation. The Woo Group's is pleased to announce that its senior management will attend The 2nd International Conference on Financial Theory in Jeju Island, South Korea from October 19 to 20 of this year. The goal of the conference is to bring together researchers, scholars, and engineers to exchange their experiences and ideas regarding all aspects of financial theory. The conference is being organized by the International Economics Development and Research Centre, which is an independent non-profit research and development organization. The conference will take place at the Castlex Golf Resort on Jeju Island. Chief Financial Officer, Ono Yori will deliver a presentation on the effects of Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe´s economic reforms. He will also discuss his predictions on the effects of the upcoming consumption and corporate tax increases in Japan and the counting economic reforms in the country. He will also discuss the effects of deflation of the yen. “I am delighted to have a number of senior members of my management team as well as some of my lead analysts and researchers attend the International Conference on Financial Theory. They are looking forward to comparing their experience during this volatile period in the markets with other attendees, and will also g...
  • The Woo Group Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

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    Twg_177_ The Woo Group, a Hong Kong based equity researcher announces the appointment of Ono Yori as Chief Financial Officer to replace current CFO Morita Ryota. On Monday, The Woo Group Chief Executive Officer Jason Woo announced the appointment of Ono Yori as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director to be effective immediately. Morita Ryota will retire after eight years as the Chief Financial Officer but will remain available for assistance during the transition period. “I would like to thank Mr Morita for the countless contributions he has made at The Woo Group. His tireless work effort help lead the company to 8% year on year growth. He will be greatly missed by all of us. I am glad that he will assist the company during this transitional period,” said CEO Jason Woo. He continued, “We are delighted to welcome Ono Yori as our new Chief Financial Officer. His varied range of experience, deep insight, and broad market knowledge will enhance the management team at The Woo Group. His appointment represents the emphasis that we have put on developing the next generation of leaders at firm.” Ono Yori attended the University of Koyto to obtain his undergraduate degree in economics. He later continued on to Yale University in the United States to receive his M.B.A. After that he spent ten years in the United States working for Citi Group. After building his market knowledge a vast network of contacts he returned to Japan and created his own hedge fund, where he was both CEO an...
  • The Woo Group Appoints New Board of Trustees Member

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    The_woo_group_177_ Hong Kong based equity researcher The Woo Group is pleased to announce the promotion of its Head of Global Research, Tamura Ichiro to the Board of Trustees. The Woo Group Board Chairman, Jon Woo, welcomed New Board of Trustees member Tamura Ichiro who is currently the Global Head of Research at The Woo Group. He oversees the development and implementation for all aspects of the company´s research capabilities. Tamura Ichiro will be indispensable asset to the The Woo Group board of Trustees, said Board Chairman, Jon Woo. “He has already proven his leadership abilities within the firm by heading an integral department of The Woo Group. During his time at our firm, he has worked tirelessly and made countless contributions. In his new position, I have the utmost confidence that he will excel and surpass even our highest expectations. I look forward to working more closely with him in the future.” Before assuming his role on the board, Tamura led research methodology programs, overseeing the development, establishment, and execution of a wide array of research practices and policies. He joined the company a year after its inception in, 2002; since then he has held numerous positions including non-executive board member, and an outside director, and managing director. Prior to leading the research department, Tamura was a Senior Managing Director of Asset Management in Asia, where he oversaw diversified portfolios valuing over $50 million. After that he assumed the role o...
  • The_woo_group_177_ Leading Hong Kong equity researcher, The Woo Group announces the expansion of its Russian equities research department. The company has made three strategic hires in Moscow to enhance its research capabilities in this emerging market. The Woo Group is pleased to announce three key Russian hires as it continues to expand its core research capabilities and bring the best investment opportunities and research offerings to its clients. The expansion in Russian equity research represents The Woo Group commitment to developing revenue streams in emerging markets with substantial growth potential. The new hires will be leading research into the Russian banking, mining and consumer sectors. The Woo Group will hire Jaroslav Berezin, Pavel Mosin, and Dmitry Rykov who will be based in Tokyo and report to Dr Lian Cheung, Head of Investment Analysis. Jaroslav Berezin will head a team of analysts focused on the Russian banking sector. He brings with him over 14 years of experience in sell side trading. He joins from VTB Bank, one of Russia´s leading banks, where he focused on financial and banking sector stocks. Pavel Mosin will lead a team of analysts researching the Russian mining sector. Pavel has 10 years of trading experience and was involved with Gazprombank´s precious metal operations. His team will focus on oil drilling firms and precious metal miners. He spent his 10 year career in various positions at Gazprombank. Dmitry Rykov will join the The Woo Group as an Executive...
  • The Woo Group Targets Long Position In Tesla Motors

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    The_woo_group_177_ Hong Kong based equity researcher The Woo Group announces that it is moving on a sizeable position in Tesla Motors. The company is up more than 300% this year and analysts at The Woo Group predict even further upside. Aug. 20, 2013 - HONG KONG -- Tesla Motors´ stock has spiked 340% this year, but many market analysts and institutional investors have denounced Tesla Motors as being a bubble. They argue that the stock is at least eight times overvalued, which may be true, if you value them as a car manufacturer. Tesla´s management surely realizes this, but instead of selling their stake for a massive profit, Elon Musk, Tesla´s CEO, purchased 1.08 million shares in May and has left them untouched. Tesla Motors is not only a car company, their alternative revenue streams are left out of calculations by many Market Analysts. They have started serious competition in the electric vehicle market; competitors are hurrying to lower prices to capitalize on the demand Musk and his company has created. Tesla and Musk were able to create demand by making the car exclusive. Their most lucrative future revenue stream will be their supercharging stations. They are being built across the United States and Canada and more slowly in Asia and Europe. Analyst at The Woo Group believe that Tesla will sign deals with other car manufacturers to allow them to be compatible with Tesla´s charging stations, which is much simpler than creating their own infrastructure of stations. Contrary to wh...
  • The Woo Group Begins Trading Retail Giant Carrefour

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    The_woo_group_177_ Mega retailer and grocer Carrefour plans to open shops in eight African countries, Equity Researcher The Woo Group has begun investing in the company in order to take advantage of the huge profit potential of the continent. Aug. 13, 2013 - HONG KONG -- Carrefour SA is in the first stage of expanding into Africa; Analysts at The Woo Group believe there is massive profit potential for the retailer. In the past, retail companies have had trouble expanding into Africa due to the lack of distribution networks and available real estate. But Carrefour seems to have solved this problem; they have formed a partnership with CFAO SA, the largest supplier of cars, trucks, and pharmaceuticals in Africa. Carrefour now plans to open retail outlets in eight African countries by 2015. CFAO, which owns 55% of the venture, plans to generate 1 billion Euros a year in 10 years from the joint project and from shopping malls that it has planned. “The venture will take advantage of an increasing number of Africans who want a one stop shop with modern amenities like refrigeration. The challenge is creating distribution channels, but with CFAO´s local connections with governments and companies will greatly facilitate the process,” said Dr Lian Cheung, Head of Investment Analysis. Carrefour shares are up almost 70% since Geroges Plassat took over as CEO last year, boosted by exiting markets, notably Greece and Colombia and promising to focus on key markets especially France. While expansion into ...
  • The_woo_group_177_ In March 2014 The Woo Group will host an international conference of financial professionals and institutional investors to promote new methods of research in various financial fields. Aug. 14, 2013 - HONG KONG -- The Woo Group is pleased to announce that in March of 2014, they will host a conference entitled “International Economics and Finance Symposium.” The theme of the conference will be “Research for the Future” and it will take place from the 13th to the 16th of March in The Woo Group´s base city, Hong Kong. The goal of the conference is to promote innovative technology based research techniques and to educate members of staff on these new methodologies. The conference will connect financial academics, and institutional investors with management teams and senior staff members from more than 35 international companies. The deadline to submit papers is December 13th 2013. The conference will focus on research and empirical papers, which will be accepted on a broad range of topics including; banking, accounting, finance, management and marketing. In addition to paper and company presentations, each day senior members of staff from The Woo Group will host panels to discuss trending topics in the financial world. The Woo Group will invite professors from prestigious universities around the world to give presentations including; University of Pennsylvania, Harvard School of Business, and Goethe School of Business. Jason Woo, Chief Executive Officer of The Woo Group...
  • The_woo_group_177_ The Woo Group continues to fortify its Investment Banking division in the Americas with the announcement of three senior hires. Creating a new industry coverage groups and expanding others. Aug. 08, 2013 - HONG KONG -- “The Woo Group is devoted to increasing its investment banking abilities in the Americas, with targeted hiring and planned growth of its product line in order to bring the firm´s global reach to our clients,” said, Jason Woo, CEO at The Woo Group, “We are continually looking for talented individuals to boost the expansion of our operations.” The Woo Group has improved their Natural Resources Team with the appointment of Peter Bradley who will cover non-ferrous metals. Bradley joined from CWT Commodities where he managed assets with a combined value of $25 billion over the course of his career there. At The Woo Group he will track the non-ferrous metals sector and bring The Woo Group´ expertise in leverage finance to clients. Additionally, The Woo Group has begun coverage of the Real Estate, Gaming, Leisure and Lodging (REGLL) companies with the placement of Steven Perry at the Head of the Department. Mr. Perry comes to us from JP Morgan where he led high profile financing and transactions in the gaming and lodging sector for 11 years. At The Woo Group, Mr. Perry will establish a REGLL department focusing on gaming and lodging sector where he has profound experience and solid record of providing advice and financial solutions. Finally, The Woo Group has...