Me & My Money

Investing where there is trust and familiarity

Financial services executive Derek Liang with his wife, Ms Lynne Tan, and their three children, Sarah (far left), Hannah and Joseph.
Financial services executive Derek Liang with his wife, Ms Lynne Tan, and their three children, Sarah (far left), Hannah and Joseph.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

Money is just a means to an end for finexis advisory's Derek Liang, who seeks like-minded partners

Financial services executive Derek Liang's first business opportunity came when he was seven - delivering noodles from a school canteen to local residents.

When he was 28, he drew up a business plan to start a cafe staffed by people with disabilities. He was prepared to invest $50,000 in seed funding. However, the plan was aborted due to lack of sponsors.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 10, 2019, with the headline 'Investing where there is trust and familiarity'. Print Edition | Subscribe