Ravindran Navaratnam

Ravindran Navaratnam is the managing director and co-founder of Sage 3 Capital, a specialist advisory firm advising on distress resolutions for major corporations in Malaysia and Singapore. He was formerly the general manager responsible for strategy and corporate finance at Danaharta, Malaysia’s asset management company at the height of the Asian financial crisis, at its inception. Navaratnam’s views have been sought by senior government officials via his role as an advisor for major national initiatives to restructure non-performing loans. In this respect, he has had invitations from government agencies in China, Thailand, Vietnam, the United Arab Emirates, Ireland and Indonesia to advise on the matter.

The Restructuring of the Malaysian Economy

May 24, 2018

Malaysia has once again elected Mahathir Mohamad as prime minister, and the economy is topic of the day. The appointment of 92-year-old Mahathir Mohamad as the prime minister of Malaysia was phenomenal in its own right, but more so in the context of the hope and expectations Malaysians have for...

Looking Back at the Asian Financial Crisis

July 15, 2017

Twenty years after the Asian financial crisis, it is important to understand the situation from a Malaysian perspective. In July 1997, the Bank of Thailand withdrew from intervening (pegging Thai baht to US dollars) to defend the baht when its foreign reserves effectively dropped to just $7.5 billion after taking into...