Me & My Money

Finding new niches to transform SMEs

Besides his advisory business, Mr Alex Tay has a substantial portfolio of stocks. He says stocks make more sense than "sitting on fixed deposits, especially over the last decade of low interest rates". A scuba dive master and taekwondo black belt hol
Besides his advisory business, Mr Alex Tay has a substantial portfolio of stocks. He says stocks make more sense than "sitting on fixed deposits, especially over the last decade of low interest rates". A scuba dive master and taekwondo black belt holder, Mr Tay is married to healthcare professional Tricia Quah, 35, and they have two sons, Keagan, five, and Jeryl, one.PHOTO: GIN TAY FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES

Stocks not risky if you know what you are doing, says Venture Capital Business Advisory's Alex Tay

The skills and networks businessman Alex Tay had built up over the years in the corporate scene have become the bedrock of his current operation.

Mr Tay, 50, set up Venture Capital Business Advisory in January 2015 to help firms with a turnover of around $3 million to $30 million to overcome their challenges.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 25, 2018, with the headline 'Finding new niches to transform SMEs'. Print Edition | Subscribe