The Growth of Value-Based Investing – An Online Discussion with Zung Nguyen

23 Feb 2021 | 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

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During this private online interview with Zung Nguyen, we explored the following questions:

  • It is generally understood that one out of every four dollars that are professionally managed are now value-based investments. Will this continue to grow? Why is this significant?
  • The finance industry seems to be in search of the best way to incorporate value-based investing into Modern Portfolio Theory. In relation to the normal return-risk tradeoff, would any other dimensions need to be considered? 
  • In the growing world of value-based investing, what are the realistic downsides when seeking to balance returns and social impact?
  • What are your predictions for the market in 2021? How does value-based investing play a role?

Zung T. Nguyen is a financial executive with over 30 years of experience in global capital markets, wealth management, product and business development.  His clients range from central banks, multi-national corporations, state and local governments, financial institutions, investment managers, endowments, foundations, and ultra-wealthy families.  

Over his career, he held a variety of leadership positions in global capital markets, portfolio management, and product development with the Federal Home Loan Banks, ING-Barings (USA), American Century Investments and JP Morgan. At JP Morgan, he was part of the team that started Morgan Bank (Delaware). Thereafter, he was assigned to JP Morgan Securities, where he held senior management positions in securities underwriting and was later a member of the global management team for the firm’s fixed income and foreign exchange businesses.  After 13 years at JP Morgan, Mr. Nguyen joined ING Barings to head up the firm’s emerging market FX business in North America. Mr. Nguyen was recruited to join American Century Investments where he developed the investment advisory business for major DC plan sponsors.  Upon returning to JP Morgan, Mr. Nguyen was a Senior Banker in the private bank, managing one of the most successful wealth management offices on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.  Mr. Nguyen thereafter joined Athena Capital Advisors, a SEC registered RIA catering to ultra-wealthy families and institutions, to open the firm’s New York City office. He retired from Athena and started ZTN Capital Consulting in the Fall of 2015.

Mr. Nguyen received his BA in economics and psychology from Washington College (WC) and his MBA from George Washington University (GWU).  He lectured in finance at GWU and University of Delaware earlier in his career and is a frequent speaker at various investment forums.  Mr. Nguyen is an experienced and active FINRA Dispute Resolution Arbitrator.  He is an emeritus trustee of WC and member of a Vatican based foundation, Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice. Mr. Nguyen is on the Board of Simplify Exchange Traded Funds (ETF).

Mr. Nguyen and his wife live in Morristown, New Jersey and they have three adult children. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, traveling and playing golf.