About Us

About Us

Our Vision

To be the co-pilot for sustainable financial growth

Our Mission

To seek out and sustainably accelerate the growth of businesses with unique advantages

To seek out, profile, and guide investors towards the most sustainable investment portfolio

Our Values

Passion

Innovation with Integrity

Life-long Learning

Ownership

Teamwork & Time-smart

Get to know us

Our Team

Mark L. Yu, CFA

President, Novel Capital, Inc.President for Retail & CFO, SEAOIL Philippines, Inc.

Director, Chartered Financial Analyst Society of the Philippines
BS Applied Science, Engineering Physics, University of British Columbia
Executive Program for Growing Companies, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Although Mark began his career as a Product Marketing Engineer at PMC-Sierra, he discovered his passion for finance when he started working in the booming tech industry of Silicon Valley, where he co-founded Universal Net Communications. Mark brought his expertise to SEAOIL Philippines, Inc., where he led the company to become one of the Top 50 Corporations in the country. Due to his passion for mentoring and life-long learning, Mark now regularly holds several finance seminars and workshops for students and young professionals.

Mark L. Yu, CFA

President, Novel Capital, Inc.
President for Retail & CFO, SEAOIL Philippines, Inc.

Lawrence Kristoffer L. Yu

President, Novel Securities, Inc.Treasurer & Managing Director, Novel Capital, Inc.Executive Vice President, Seaoil Philippines Inc.

Certified Investment Company Representative
Certified Investment Solicitor
Securities Exchange Commision
BS Commerce, Major in Business Management
De La Salle University- Manila

Being a man who loves to travel, Lawrence has had management and sales experience in renowned local and international banks such as Citibank, International Exchange Bank (iBank), Urban Bank, and Credit Suisse-Singapore. His excellent track record is reflected in two decades of industry experience wherein he handled the biggest bank branches with fund levels of over Php 2.4 Billion worth of deposits. This led to him being awarded by Credit Suisse for breaking the record of the most number of discretionary mandates booked for North Asia in 2009. Lawrence is the man responsible for opening up new investment opportunities by partnering with different financial institutions as well as expanding Novel’s investor base.

Lawrence Kristoffer L. Yu

President, Novel Securities, Inc.
Treasurer & Managing Director, Novel Capital, Inc.
Executive Vice President, Seaoil Philippines Inc.

Miguel Encarnacion

Director for Financing and Investments

Specialization Training: Product Innovation & Strategy, Valuation, Financial Markets, Risk Analysis and Deal Structuring at HSBC UK & ANZ Singapore
Bachelor of Science Majoring in Management Engineering
Minor Degree in Financial Management
Ateneo de Manila University

Following a brief stint in Equity Research, he spent his earlier career in Corporate Banking, covering over 100 Large Corporates and Middle Market companies in TMT (Technology, Media & Telecom), Oil & Gas, Real Estate, Manufacturing, and Trading. When he joined the Seaoil Group of Companies, his first role was Corporate Finance and Strategy where he raised close to $100M in credit lines and long-term notes. He then transitioned to Novel Capital, where he led the financing team to grow the portfolio from 10 to 50 companies while spearheading the foray into advisory and private equity. He now works closely with early-stage technology companies as an angel investor and mentor, having always been a startup enthusiast and having received awards in business plan competitions as an undergraduate.

Miguel Encarnacion

Director for Financing and Investments

Jor-el Conrad Soyangco

Director, Strategy and Business Development; Partner, Unifier Ventures

Bachelor of Science majoring in Management Engineering, and minor in Finance

Jor-el is a finance professional with 13 years of experience in the industry, with foundations deriving from participating in a multi-billion peso banking business. Prior to joining Novel Capital as head of Strategy and Business Development, Jor-el was Associate Director and Head of Business Management and Operations for HSBC Philippines Corporate Banking, covering top Philippine conglomerates, multinationals, and financial institutions; as well as middle-market corporates. His experience also includes relationship management, credit and risk analysis, financial modeling, anti-money laundering, advisory, and investment banking.

Jor-el Conrad Soyangco

Director, Strategy and Business Development
Partner, Unifier Ventures

Shirley P. Alvarez

Sales Associate

Bachelor of Science Majoring in Psychology
Colegio de San Juan de Letran

With almost 12 years in the sales industry, Shirley has had sales experience in various roles such as sales coordinator in Cenit Lighting Philippines and portfolio assistant at AB Capital and Investment Corporation. She is currently in charge of communicating with our clients and the execution of investment strategies best suited for their needs.

Shirley P. Alvarez

Sales Associate

Raul Antonio B. Arellano II, CPA

Investment Analyst

Bachelor of Science Majoring in Business Administration & Accountancy
University of the Philippines Diliman
Certified Public Accountant

Previously an auditor at Reyes Tacandong & Co., Tonio was recruited to help on a joint venture with a small company working on one of its biggest projects yet. Tonio is part of the advisory team as his core strengths are in his negotiating skills and attention to detail. Through his position, he assists businesses in managing their audit and operational risk as they go through their business cycles.

Raul Antonio B. Arellano II, CPA

Investment Analyst

Joshua Cornelius Cruz, CFA

Senior Investment Analyst

Bachelor of Science Majoring in Psychology
Colegio de San Juan de Letran

CFA Charterholder
Chartered Financial Analyst Association
Associated Person
Securities Exchange Commission
Bachelor of Science Majoring in Chemistry
Bachelor of Science Majoring in Materials Science Engineering
Ateneo de Manila University

Although Josh majored in Chemistry and Engineering in the Ateneo de Manila University, he stood out from the SEAOIL Management Trainee Program for being top of his batch. This led him to be chosen by the President of Seaoil to be one of his leads in his new company, Novel Capital. His immense analytical capabilities have led him to manage portfolios for Novel Capital’s high net-worth clients as well as creating financial models for client partners.

Joshua Cornelius Cruz, CFA

Senior Investment Analyst

Shaun Isaiah Lim

Loans Manager

Master in Development Economics*
University of the Philippines Diliman
Bachelor of Arts Majoring in Management Economics
Minor Degree in Enterprise Development
Ateneo De Manila University

Shaun was a senior loans manager for Banco De Oro where he single-handedly managed loans of companies from every industry. His expertise in relationship building and loan structuring led him to be recruited by the company to ensure a strong recurring income base while Novel pursues other ventures and investments. Shaun spearheads the Finance team of Novel Capital by maintaining and expanding clientele.

Shaun Isaiah Lim

Loans Manager

Monica Mansinsin

Treasury Officer

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Banking & Finance, University of Rizal System

With more than 7 years of experience in the data and finance industries, Monica has had extensive experience in various roles such as data analyst at Globe Telecom, Inc. and treasury at Galeo Equipment Corporation. Currently, she is in charge of Novel's treasury transactions and daily banking activity of the company.

Monica Mansinsin

Treasury Officer

Jefferson Samson

Loan Processor

Bachelor of Science Major in Computer Science
Philippine School of Business Administration Q.C

Having been in the finance industry for almost 7 years, Jefferson was previously part of Cebuana Lhuillier as a business and clients relations assistant, as well as worked as a loan and collections officer at Fintechnology, Inc. Currently, he is in charge of processing Novel's salary loans.

Jefferson Samson

Loan Processor

Enrique Daniel C. Santos, CFA

Senior Investment Analyst

CFA Charterholder
Chartered Financial Analyst Society
Bachelor of Science Majoring in Management Engineering
Ateneo de Manila University
Associated Person
Securities Exchange Commission

After graduating from college, Eric joined SEAOIL's Management Trainee Program. Due to his ability to adapt to multiple situations, he was chosen to be one of the individuals who would pave the way for the rise of Novel Capital. Eric has been in the company during its early stages and is one of the most versatile people in the company. Not only is he the senior investment analyst of the Novel group and its high-net-worth investors, but he also serves as the lead for treasury operations.

Enrique Daniel C. Santos, CFA

Senior Investment Analyst

Sol Marie Annis C. Tan

Relationship Manager

Fixed Income Salesman
Securities and Exchange Commission
Masters in International Business
Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d'Angers, France
Bachelor of Arts in European Studies, Major in International Business
Ateneo de Manila University

Jill has been a financial professional for over six years, having solid industry experience in as a wealth manager with Citibank N.A. and as an Assistant Vice President in Treasury with Amalgamated Investment Bancorporation. Being in charge of Novel Capital’s rapidly growing investor base, she assists clients in managing their wealth using the wide range of investment outlets the company has to offer, both onshore and offshore.

Sol Marie Annis C. Tan

Relationship Manager

Winchell L. Wong, CPA

Investment Analyst

Certified Public Accountant
Passer of CFA Level 2 Exam
Chartered Financial Analyst Association
Bachelor of Science Majoring in Business Administration & Accountancy
University of the Philippines Diliman

Before Novel, Winchell has always been active in the financial industry. He served as the President of the University of the Philippines Junior Finance Association and did several internships in financial advisory firms. In 2014, Winchell participated in an international finance case competition in Malaysia where he represented the Philippines. Winchell is the lead for the Advisory business of Novel. He is primarily responsible for the private equity investments that Novel has entered in to ensure their long term financial success.

Winchell L. Wong, CPA

Investment Analyst

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