Our strategic investment business focuses on long-term equity investments using our own capital. We view it as a natural extension of our other businesses, allowing us to deepen our relationship with clients by participating in their value creation and engaging them into the ‘‘AMTD SpiderNet.
We typically source investment opportunities identified through ‘‘AMTD SpiderNet,’’ and focus on investing in innovative internet platforms, financial technology companies, other new economy companies, and other financial institutions. Our buy-side resources allow us to stay close to the market and provide early access to leading players in key industries that benefit from China’s globalization developments and rapid growth in innovation industry.
• Leveraging ‘‘AMTD SpiderNet.’’ We leverage ‘‘AMTD SpiderNet’’ throughout the investment process to source investments, evaluate opportunities, and provide value added solutions to the investees after our investment. Our portfolio companies are our strategic partners.
• Value investment. We focus on long-term value creation from our investment and how the investments can contribute to our stakeholder of the ‘‘AMTD SpiderNet,’’ rather than looking for short-term returns. Therefore, we do not trade our investments frequently in the secondary market for profit. We have not disposed of any portion of the strategic investments in our current portfolio since the acquisition.
• Synergy with portfolio companies. We have an experienced team for post-investment value creation. We have a board seat in most of our portfolio companies and we devote a lot of our resources to work closely with their management to advise on their strategy, capital markets plan, and support them in their execution process.