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Steadfast about growth

Having taken ARA Asset Management from regional fund manager to global powerhouse, John Lim is now mulling over a second IPO sometime in the near future.

"Why do I, a 60-year-old young man, retire? Being an Asian gentleman, I try to build an organisation with soul and responsibility. I need to be the one demonstrating it. I can't be the one saying, what's in it for me? I believe I will be able to find a role because of my passion and continue to grow ARA." - John Lim.

JOHN Lim, group CEO and co-founder of ARA Asset Management, has left nothing to chance in his entrepreneurial journey, going by the calibrated moves he has made in the past 16 years. From the choice of major shareholders and strategic partners, the decision to delist ARA, to the firm's corporate...

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