Edge Weekly: Options: Extreme gratification

Edge Weekly: Options: Extreme gratification
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 8): When Alain Esseiva is not occupied with his role as founder and CEO of fiduciary services company Alpadis Group, he can be found training for or participating in ultramarathons around the world. His first run in 2009 took place in Vietnam in the aftermath of a tornado, with a rerouted race path that made his legs swell and burn. Rather than be dissuaded, he was hooked.

“Ultramarathons build mental strength. When you have no one around you to help or cheer you on, motivation has to be intrinsic and come from within. I am certain that running these types of distances is 50% fitness and training and 50% mental,” he says in this week’s Options cover story.

The tenets that serve him well in ultramarathons also cross over to the financial world. The Swiss-based Alpadis Group has offices in Asia too, with Esseiva working from Singapore. He talks about the transfer of wealth in recent decades to this region with a boom in high net worth individuals, and the necessity of fiduciary services to address growing needs.

Also in this issue, Grand Hyatt Bali general manager and Hyatt area vice-president for Indonesia Marco Groten shares his forecast of the local hospitality industry; Malaysian director Chiu Keng Guan talks about his Chinese directorial debut On Your Mark; and creative brand APOM touches on a collaboration with 14 local designers to showcase talent from every state. Do look out too for a feature on new premium gifting company A.Cross Creations, which promises a gifting experience which both the giver and recipient will love.

Read more about it in the Options pullout of The Edge Malaysia weekly’s Aug 9 edition.

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