RolClub.com/blog (RCB): Please introduce yourself to our readers and tell about your position in the company. We would also like to know about the team of InvestPlatforms. How many people work for the company? What are their positions?
InvestPlatforms (IP): Dear Nick Cooper, I am Ken Lim, Marketing Manager of InvestPlatforms(subsidiary of Asia One Assets Co., Ltd. Vietnam) It’s an honor to be given this interview chance and space for a better chance for our investors and potential investors to know us better.
Our team comprises of various departments and spear headed by a Manager for each department.
General Manager – Mr. John Rona whom oversees every aspects from operations to payments. He is basically the man behind the scene for InvestPlatforms, The fund raising online project for our offline projects.
Support Manager – Ms. Sandy whom oversees our Support team that’s in charged of facilitating our online customers and catering to request pertaining to account management and new inquiries.
Finance Manager – Ms. Michelle whom oversees our online finance department. Handling new deposits and daily withdrawals.
Marketing Manager – Myself (Ken Lim) whom oversees Marketing department for both online and offline (Asia One Assets Co., Ltd.). I recently took over the role from Sandy as her work load is getting heavier by the day and marketing and advertisement plays a very important role to any company and having said that, Sandy has also been very proficient with her area of expertise therefore it is only right that she focus her attention on Customers’ support which explains the changes.
Last but not least, we have our Technical Department that comprises of two others whom are working alongside Mr. John Rona for newer upgrades and developments.
Every departments comprises of minimum 2 people and for our support and finance department, we have 3 people each.
RCB: What contact information do you provide to your clients?
IP: We have various points of contact.
1) Through support mailing system which is the most commonly used method and mails are often replied to within few hours.
2) Company address which can be found also in the “Contact Us” page. We are opened from 9.30am to 5pm (Mondays to Fridays) +7 GMT.
3) For urgent matters, we are contactable on Skype at [email protected]
RCB: Could you tell the story of the project in a few words? When did the history of the Internet-based project start? How has it developed?
IP: Basically, we are a Development and Construction company that hath been around for over 5 years now. We are involved with many different projects here in Ho Chi Minh City, partnering with leading firms like Investco and Phu My Hung Group.
The whole internet-based project started as an idea to raise funds to have a take on larger projects without capitalizing on our offline contacts which is essentially used for our London operations for our partnering brokerage firm. Therefore, our investors partake mainly in our Land banking projects here in Ho Chi Minh City.
HN: How long has InvestPlatform been operating? What have you managed to achieve during this period?
IP: We have been online for the past 6 months and i would say that the initial stage was the hardest. To be honest with you, the first two months were the hardest because the investments were small largely due to us being new to the market. The payouts were delivered as promised and revenues paid were mainly from our machinery rentals. We are currently seeing a bigger group of investors with a more significant amount daily and i would say that if this carries on, we will be right on track what we planned for 7 months ago and we can work out more benefits compensation for our investors.
RCB: Do your investors have anything to fear?
IP: I am thankful for this timely interview and i would like to take this opportunity to ensure our current investors and potential investors:
“Do not worry. You are in good hands!”
There is nothing to fear as we are serious with our project which was the reason we went to different extends (Ddos protected dedicated server, VeriSign SSL and VeriSign Extended Validation for identity assurance) in our opinion is the BEST we could go, to give a little more insight to our company intentions which we are more than happy to be able to convey to everyone!
RCB: Is your company officially registered? If yes, do you open to public the documents that confirm its legal status?
IP: We are officially registered as mentioned earlier. We believe that unless required, being Validated by VeriSign Extended Validation gives more than enough assurance of our legal status. In fact, all parties are free to not just verify with us, but also go through VeriSign live chat to check our status and our claims. This should be an even more assuring act which most other companies online wouldn’t be able to deliver as the stringency of VeriSign is a known fact to most people. Criterias has to be met before being issued the EV cert. This includes Company registration documents, verification by state notary public, audit verification by state bank(Hanoi) and visit to local business address (address according to location registered with online domain registra Vietnam).
RCB: Describe the investment plans that you offer. Why is your offer more attractive than the offers of other projects?
IP: We have 4 plans to offer:
2 Investments (120 business days)
2 Savings (flexi-savers (no lock-in) IPFD (3,6,12 months lock in)
Investment plans: (minimum $10 maximum $500,000)
Gold Account 1.2-1.5% daily for 120 business days excluding PH
Platinum Account 1.6-2.0% daily for 120 business days excluding PH
Savings plans: (minimum $100 maximum: No limit)
Flexi-savers 5.90% per monthly basis payable at the end of each month.
(pro-rata payment applies for investors whom deposited nearing the month end)
THIS PLAN HAS NO LOCK IN PERIOD.
IPFD (InvestPlatforms Fixed Deposit) – lock in period according to plans.
3 months – 6.50% monthly
6 months – 7.90% monthly
12 months – 9.99% monthly
For both the saving plans, we are offering additional 1.5% loyalty bonus from the 2nd month of depositing.
End November – Deposited amount $100
End December – based on 5.90%, amount accrued is $5.90
End of January – based on 5.90% + 1.5%, amount accrued is $7.40
End of February – 5.90% + 3%, amount accrued is $8.90
End of March – 5.90% + 4.5%, amount accrued is $10.40
And this goes on for as long as the amount is intact in the account. The whole cycle resets when principal is withdrawn.
We do not dare claim that our offer is more lucrative than other programs however, we offer stability in exchange for high returns. The fact that we are open and aboveboard with our Company details is so that investors can rest their minds when investing with us. It doesn’t sound right when we are promoting our company program alongside many other programs and some which turned out as bad investments along the way, but who can deny that this is indeed a very big market with good and ready investors? Therefore despite all the challenges, we will allow time to be the judge for our claims.
RCB: It is not a secret that the online investments field is full of risks for the investors. How do you ensure financial stability and security of your system?
IP: It is indeed not a secret, and it is in fact not only in the online field that risks are high, offline businesses in itself carries the same measure of it! the reason for EV certificate was to give assurance to the general public that InvestPlatforms has been audited by the state bank and has a healthy financial standing therefore we have funds to compensate our time loss in projects while maintaining payouts. The projects taken are profitable and well able to cover the rates being offered by us.
Our technical specs combination i believe should be one of the best in the industry at present. Daily malware scans are done and customers’ records are being updated and backed up on a separate system daily! Our investors can most assuredly rest their minds while investing with us. There is no need to fear for downtime because even our newer developments are implemented without the need of 1-2 hours downtime. It has been proven and done just over a month back.
RCB: Do you consider your program to be special among other similar programs? Why would you recommend it to investors?
IP: I do personally recommend the investment services to everybody! My family members are customers of InvestPlatformsas well! Although i would say that it is nothing too special but because of the dedication of the team, the excellence in spirit to excel in the various departments, i believe that it is only a matter of time InvestPlatforms will be the market leader and quite probably the last man standing through good and bad times.
IF you are looking for a good and stable program, you should consider InvestPlatforms because this is truly the company that protects not only their own interest, we seek to make InvestPlatforms a better investment choice every single day. We listen to opinions and we upgrade ourselves. A good business starts with a good team and the only thing that makes a good team is a group of people whom are responsible, caring, people centered and whom value character over monetary gains. We may be physically far and perhaps will never have the opportunity to meet face to face, but given time, we would be able to proof that InvestPlatforms is worth all your while investing in!
RCB: What are your business plans for the future? Are you going to change or to add anything in your project?
IP: We plan to be the best in all we do. To be a market leader not just in the online community, Asia One Assets hope to achieve the Top50 awards in Vietnam for 2011.
Our plans are well thought out before we launched and therefore the plans will remain intact, but we would love to incorporate more choices for our investors so that we can become a one-stop investing hub where people of different risk appetite can surely find something that they are most comfortable with.
RCB: How and with the help of what are you going to become a leader in the field of high-yield online investing?
IP: I believe the key factor in becoming the market leader in this field is to deliver our promises and bring trust amongst the people. We hope that while we are only 4 months old in this field, by increasing our web presence and continually maintaining our payouts to every investor, the potential investors would give us a shot and join in to a program they can call their own.
We sincerely hope that current investors would continue to promote us not just for the referral benefits, but also because we are worth your efforts. While we continue to build and grow, investors can do their part in the growth for stability and significance.
Thank you Martin, for this great opportunity to be able to express our intentions and goals for our company to be made known to all. It hath been an honor to be interviewed by the leading newspaper of this industry! We look forward to be able to share our joy with you and everyone down the road. Our Journey has only just begun!
Till we become the market leader,