About Us

 

Enabling Wealth Creation through Informed Investment Decisions

EquitiesTracker Holdings Berhad (ETH) was founded by Jim Vong in 1976. We are in the business creating and fostering an investment community. This community was created to give investors a key advantage in the stock market through time-tested value investing principles.

One of the ways we build this community is by providing retail and corporate clients financial data through our proprietary software. Another software that facilitates value in the community is our portfolio management software which gives you a bird’s eye view of your entire stock portfolio with clicks of a few button. Last but not least, we bind the community further by providing value investing-based education, giving our members an edge in the stock market.

Founded 42 years ago by our late founder, Jim Vong, we began our foray into the investing space by providing financial data to large financial institutions in Malaysia. One day, an elderly gentleman approached our founder sobbing. He wondered why and how has his retirement savings been wiped out the stock market. Jim, despite being a financially literate person, could not find the words to comfort the grieving man. That experience kindled the desire for the creation of an education arm in EquitiesTracker International.

Our education arm is in the business of providing retail investors the ability to even the playing field in the stock market. With our long contact hours, below ‘market’ product pricing, and wealth of experience, we continue to give access to investors the required skill to shield themselves from ‘sharks’ of the stock market while creating wealth consistently overtime.

From one crying man to a 2,000 – strong investor community, EquitiesTracker International is proud to have been the backbone of so many investors for over a decade. With the strong belief that wealth is created patiently, we have always preached the message to our students that they are the stewards of their money and that no one else better understands their investing goals than themselves. With this in mind, our only role in your wealth creation journey is providing you the relevant equipment to navigate the treacherous stock market.

Milestones Historical Growth of EquitiesTracker

  • 1976
    • Incorporation of I&J Sdn Bhd (old name)
  • 1998
    • Thompson (now Thompson Reuters) becomes a client of EquitiesTracker.
  • 2000
    • finpress.com renamed to klsetracker.com
  • 2007
    • klsetracker.com changes to equitiestracker.com as we cover other exchanges.
  • 2011
    • ET launches ET Mandarin Academy
  • 2014
    • ET Value Investing Courses received HRDF accreditation and registered as CPE provider with Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC).
  • 2018
    • ET becomes official education provider for Bursa Malaysia.
    • ET launches blockchain and cryptocurrency course.
  • 1981
    • EquitiesTracker (ET) begins tracking data on the Malaysian Stock Market, which comprised of 300 stocks.
  • 1999
    • First version of EquitiesTracker.com (finpress.com) is online. First data driven analysis software is available to retail investors in Malaysia.
  • 2003
    • TA Securities becomes first broker client to offer EquitiesTracker's software services to their retail client base.
  • 2009
    • ET launches ET Academy, offering Value Investing Classes in Kuala Lumpur.
  • 2013
    • Launch of SGX data.
  • 2017
    • ET launches ASX data and OpenMarkets becomes a client.
  • 2019
    • March 7th I.P.O on LEAP Market.

Our Track Record

ET Model Portfolio vs KLCI (Jun ’16 to Oct ’18)

Absolute Returns (Jun ’16 to October ’18)

We Are Different

Our Trainers

Ricky Ng
Founder of The Mandarin Academy & Senior Exec. Dir. Of EQUITIESTRACKER Mandarin Academy.
Ricky Ng carries with him more than 30 years of experience in International Business Operations. Ricky has overseen more than 10 investment holding start-ups located in China, Taiwan and Malaysia. Among his achievements are the involvement in the listing of 2 subsidiaries and an associate in China and Malaysia. With his enriched knowledge and experience under his belt, Ricky brings his management skills into the world of Value Investing. With 40 Years of business experience and 9 Years of Value Investing Experience, he has compounded his portfolio at an annual rate of 30%.
Alvin Vong
Master Trainer
The creator of the current version of the EquitiesTracker.com Research Portal and the EquitiesPortfolioManager Portal. He is also the co-author of the EquitiesTracker Value Investing Program and Portfolio educational series, which is a structured course on Value Investing in the region. Equitiestracker.com currently provides fundamental data of Malaysian & Singapore listed companies to international data aggregators, investment banks and brokerages.
Alvin has served on a board of an ASX listed company and has experience in fund raising. Alvin is currently involved in tracking undervalued listed companies in Malaysia, Singapore & Australia and lectures extensively.
Keane Ng
Co-Founder & Managing Director of EQUITIESTRACKER Mandarin Academy.
Keane has served in a large Japan-based conglomerate as a R&D engineer, as well as a local high technological company.
Starting out with technical analysis, Keane found the strategy to be unsuccessful. Instead, Keane tried value investing. By combining his corporate experience and determination, Keane has managed to achieve financial freedom.
Keane is a firm believer that there is no easy way in investing. He has a famous saying: ‘Fundamentals are a constant that can never be changed’. With 9 Years of value investing experience, he has compounded his portfolio at an annual rate of 20%.
John Huo
Trainer
Obtained his Masters in Electrical Engineering & Master of Petroleum Engineering from the University of Technology, Malaysia and Curtin University respectively.
He started off his career in Control Systems for Shell Projects & Technology and eventually led engineering teams to deliver offshore Oil & Gas production facilities around the region for 10 years. Since joining ET as a student in 2012, John passionately wants to see improvement of financial and investment literacy in Malaysia. He uses his experience in leading high-performance teams and logical thinking skills to help people look at financial & investment planning in a more holistic way.
Benny Lee
Speaker, Author, Advisor to Malaysian Association of Technical Analysts
A trader, trainer, author and highly sought-after speaker in the equities and commodities markets for more than 18 years. In the industry, Benny has conducted the Securities Commission of Malaysia CPE (Continuous Professional Education) workshops from the Asian Banking School, FIMM and other investment banks.
Publicly, Benny is a regular commentator in The Edge Business Daily and Borneo Post, appears on BFM89.9 business radio station regularly and as regular guest market commentator on Bloomberg, Business Times, The Edge and Bernama. In 2014, he co-wrote a local best-selling finance and investment book called ‘Keep Investment Simple and Stupid’.
Andrew Vong
Chief Future Officer of EquitiesTracker International Sdn Bhd and co-author of the first Cryptocurrencies Masterclass course book with Alvin to explain to anyone with an interest in the cryptocurrency space, and wants to better understand the impact of blockchain-based technologies and cryptocurrencies will have on business, the economy and society. Majored in Computer Science, Andrew later went to Business School for his Master’s Degree because he strongly believes that technology will change the way we live our lives and how business is conducted globally. Andrew worked on projects in many parts of the world such as the United States of America, Switzerland, Australia, Korea and ASEAN. His vast experience in Core Banking Infrastructure, Big Data, Modelling and Visual Analytics has helped him to bridge capital markets with future trends using technology. Andrew started his research journey into cryptocurrencies since 2014 and manages a Crypto Portfolio using ET’s Portfolio Management Methodology. Despite current bear market conditions and the market plunging 89% from its high, Andrew has managed to maintain a profit in his crypto portfolio of 185%.