Emerald Group joins hands with Carret to expand in Singapore

The Emerald Group is delighted to announce the establishment of a joint venture with Carret Private Investments Limited under the name of CEPC (SG) in Singapore. CEPC (SG) is the latest extension of Carret Asset Management (New York) which was founded in 1963 by Philip L. Carret, a Wall Street icon who pioneered the concept of “value investing” and is quoted by Warren Buffett himself as his most valued mentor. The venture will serve HNW families and institutional clients and offers independent asset and wealth management services. This new enterprise follows in the footsteps of the establishment of Carret Private Capital Limited in Hong Kong in 2015. With CEPC (SG), Carret and Emerald Group are reaching out to the Asian region to export over 90+ years of experience.

“Philip Carret had the best long-term investment record of anyone l know”

Warren Buffet


An endorsement of this magnitude solidifies the relationship between Emerald Group and Carret. With extensive investment experience from both sides, CEPC (SG) can deliver bespoke services that are complement to the current offering. 

The joint venture caters to the ever-changing investing scenarios and shifts in the global tax environment, which all call for versatile and individualised solutions to ensure the compliant safe passing down of wealth to the next generation. Emerald Group’s experience in providing corporate advisory services to clients in the Middle East region will be greatly enhanced by the addition of a new booking centre in Singapore and the Far East. Added to the suit of regulated products being offered CEPC (SG), the entity will be able to custodise and manage clients’ assets efficiently across multiple jurisdictions. Emerald Group’s network with reputable associates in the region makes it seemingly easier to work towards identifying, exploring opportunities, and assisting clients in navigating the transaction journey.

The Emerald Group acquires Optime Investments and rebrands it to Green One Capital

The Emerald Group is delighted to announce the acquisition of Optime Investments by its Portuguese subsidiary Emerald Europe Lda, and subsequent re-branding to Green One Capital. The decision was taken to reflect the firm’s ongoing commitment to Social Impact investing.

Green One Capital is an alternative asset management and investment firm established in Portugal and regulated by the Portuguese Securities Market Commission. The Emerald Group’s acquisition reflects its ongoing pledge to support the areas of Impact, Social and Green investing and continues its ambition to expand its reach globally.   

Green One Capital invests across a range of alternative social entrepreneurship and private equity funds with high growth potential and has an impressive current line-up of projects. To date GOC manages over €270m in assets under management.

The Green One Capital’s team has over 100+ years of expertise and skills from leadership, business strategy, project development, new markets, risk management, fundraising, technology, information technology, project development, operations, through to marketing, and sales.

The acquisition takes advantage of the Emerald Group’s international network with the ambition to further deliver attractive opportunities across varying market conditions. The Emerald Group’s impeccable operations will assist Green One Capital and support serving clients through diligence and transparency.


The Emerald Group is proud to announce that Emerald Europe Lda., the European subsidiary focusing on impact investment and innovation, has acquired the rights of publishing Forbes Portugal, currently in the market for five years.

The publishing license was acquired directly from the American parent company Forbes Media.

Emerald Europe thus reinforces its presence in the media sector, as it already owns 30% of the first Portuguese digital fact-checking newspaper Polígrafo.

The internationally renowned business magazine, known for its rankings, rigour, and ethically bound journalism, will enhance its digital presence, website and social media in Portugal, leveraging its name and brand recognition to promote the very best being done in the Portuguese-speaking business world.

With its first edition under the Emerald umbrella, Forbes Portugal will continue to be bimonthly. Additionally, 2 editions of Forbes Life will be published, complemented with a multi-content digital platform. With a focus on investment, technology, leadership and entrepreneurship, Forbes Portugal will continue to position itself as an independent source of information, strongly supported by analysis, performance, indicators and quantitative facts.

“We believe in Forbes’ potential as a benchmark in the business world to promote the Portuguese language. It is a strong socioeconomic and cultural asset that will, therefore, be enhanced by new information technologies and by a reinforcement in its current editorial line”, says Raúl Bragança Neto, Executive Director of Emerald Europe.

Nilza Rodrigues will continue leading Forbes Portugal as Editor in Chief.

About Emerald Group

Emerald Group is an international investment company headquartered in Dubai International Financial Centre, UAE, and was founded in 2009. The Group’s ambition is to become a reference for investing in social impact-related projects with an additional, but not exclusive, focus on Africa, and in the context of emerging markets. The firm is proud to adhere to the most demanding international standards of transparency and sustainability in the conduct of its business.