Brad Ridge

Where did you grow up/study in Australia?
Originally from Melbourne before 8 years in Adelaide, then adopted Sydney as home.

Where are some of the interesting places you have lived around the world?
Asia has always been home for me outside of Australia, with Singapore being my current foreign enclave.

Where are you currently living?
Singapore, a country with an outstanding business outlook

What do you do?
After 25 years in international financial markets I founded Grid Investment Capital in 2011. The firm is based in Singapore with a focus on investment spanning IT, financial markets, and commodity trading and financing.

What's a hidden secret of your city?
The food. Singapore really has become a mecca for some of the worlds great chefs, and the local f&b industry is vibrant, diverse, and ever changing.

What's your favorite cafe/bar/restaurant in your current city?
'No Menu' for traditional italian dinner, Mags Kitchen for a business lunch, and Club Street for a variety of drinking hole alternatives

Describe your adopted hometown/current city in three words.
Vibrant - Evolving - Multicultural

What do you miss most about Australia when you are overseas?
The beaches, the climate, and the sky. You really don't appreciate some of life's simple things until they are absent. Australia is blessed with rolling waves, the bluest sky, and a pristine environment.

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