2023 Press Release

UOG Triton Investments Club participating in APAFS regional investment conference

The University of Guam Triton Investments Club is sending a team to the 21st Annual Pacific Region Investment Conference on November 30 to December 1, 2023, in Makati, Philippines. The Asia Pacific Association for Fiduciary Studies, the conference organizer, covered the UOG Triton Investment Club’s registration fees, worth more than $4,000. The Triton Investment Club representatives who will be attending the conference are, from left: Thor Hauerbach, club President and a senior taking Business Administration; Ulysses Sebastian Story, junior, Public Administration and Sociology; and Dr. Leila C. Kabigting, Advisor; Christianna Taijeron Ebio, senior, Business Administration; Heidee Rose Bacani, senior, Business Administration and Accounting; and Daniel Tudela Ramos Jr., junior, Business Administration and Accounting. The conference provides information about current developments pertaining to the relevant tools needed to measure the performance of investment managers, investment consultants and other service providers. With the conference, APAFS serves as a regional resource for providing networking opportunities.


Mr. Phillip Mendiola-Long, AIFA™, RF®, MT®
 Joins APAFS Board of Governors

June 20, 2023 – Hagatna, Guam – The Asia Pacific Association for Fiduciary Studies (APAFS) is pleased to announce that Mr. Phillip Mendiola-Long, Chairman of the Marianas Public Land Trust (MPLT) has joined the APAFS Board of Governors. He has assumed the position of Mr. Vianney Hocoq, MPLT Chairman, Board of Trustees upon completion of his term.

Involved in trade in the Asia Pacific Region for over 20 years, Mr. Mendiola-Long, lives and works in the US Pacific Islands just west of the Philippines. Quaintly known as “the only US City in Asia”, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are a US Territory north of Guam which is just 3-5 hours away from the World’s fastest growing Asia Pacific Economies.

Appointed in 2009 by the US Secretary of Commerce as a Hawaii/Pacific District Export Council representing the Western Pacific, Mr. Mendiola-Long has served 3 successive terms and has been extremely successful in promoting US Trade and Exports throughout the region. Most recently, he is credited with establishing one of the US Pacific’s newest USCIS EB5 Regional Centers, the American Northern Marianas Regional Center which will fund Bridge Investment Group’s 5 Star Hotel/Resort project which is forecast to invest over $140M in foreign capital development and create over 4,000 jobs.

Mr. Mendiola-Long’s career has been rich and diverse as he previously has been appointed to positions such as Chief of Staff and Chief Financial Officer for a US City, Chairman of a $100M State Trust Fund, Board Member for a US Free Trade Zone, Board member for a US Hospital and is a former Elected City Councilman for the Municipality of Tinian and Aguiguan in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. In 2019, Mr. Mendiola-Long was appointed by the Governor of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to serve as board member on the State Board of Education.  More recently, in 2023, Mr. Mendiola-Long was appointed by CNMI Governor Arnold Palacios and confirmed by the CNMI Senate as a trustee for the Marianas Public Land Trust for a 6-year term. Mr. Mendiola-Long was subsequently elected as MPLT’s Chairman this year. In addition to his government service, Mr. Mendiola-Long served as the former CEO of Bridge Investment Group, LLC, is currently the CEO and managing director of Sherman Consulting, LLC.

Mr. Phillip Mendiola-Long joins a distinguished group of 18 fiduciaries of institutional funds from throughout the Asia Pacific region on the APAFS Board, to include Dr. Wildfred Leon Guerrero, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Government of Guam Retirement Fund, APAFS Board Chairman, Dr. Patrick Tellei, Ed.D., President of Palau Community College, APAFS Board Vice Chairman; Anna Mendiola, AIF®, President, FSM Development Bank, APAFS Board Secretary; and, Raaj Kurapati, AIFA®, CFO, University of Memphis, APAFS Board Treasurer.

Last Updated 11/22/2023