Holdings Inc.


  • Real Estate
  • Equities
  • Securities
  • Venture Capital
  • Retail
  • Art

Manila, Philippines

The Januarius Six-Spoke Wheel

Januarius Holdings Inc. (JHI) was established in 2008 as the personal asset management company of its Founder, Januario Jesus B. Atencio. It was founded on a firm belief that assets should not remain idle, and in fact, must be managed well to contribute significant value to society. JHI’s vision of asset management and stewardship is best captured by its logo – an Asian 6-spoke wheel where JHI’s assets must move in one direction, synergized at its core, capturing value and “creating decent profits decently”.

Contact us at:

Unit 705 BSA Twin Tower B
Bank Drive Ortigas Center
Mandaluyong city, Philippines

Tel. No.: (02) 8-241-4317

Email: JHI@januarius.ph

Today, JHI manages a USD 100 Million Dollar asset portfolio with diversified investments in SIX CORE AREAS: Real Estate, Equities, Securities, Venture Capital, Retail and Art.

Currently, JHI’s asset portfolio has four components, consistent with our Six Core Areas of investment:

  • 70% in dollar-denominated fixed income placements, peso-denominated debt instruments and Philippine Stock Exchange equities.
  • 15% in residential and commercial real estate.
  • 10% in ownership of companies that are either on-going concerns or startups at various stages of incubation.
  • 5% in an art and antiques collection of mostly Philippine masters, modern and contemporary art of mostly paintings, sculpture and furniture.

JJ Atencio


Upon his retirement in 2017 as President and CEO of 8990 Holdings Inc., and after helping grow the business to today’s largest and most successful mass housing home builders in the Philippines, JJ Atencio turned his focus to managing his personal assets held under his private asset management company – Januarius Holdings Inc.

With Januarius Holdings, Mr. Atencio is investing in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and technology-based start-ups that are already up and running, growing a stable clientele, with positive cashflows and have a clear dividend policy, and whose owners are looking for strategic investors who can provide not only new capital for expansion and growth, more value in terms of strategy, management advise and corporate governance.

“We want to focus on tech companies and SMEs because, while small business are the backbone of commerce and industry, SMEs and start-ups have a harder time getting institutional loans and capital. At the same time, they need more than just funding for growth, as they also need strategic guidance and corporate governance which we provide the companies we invest in. We are active investors who realize that investing in a company means investing in the people that run the business and also sharing in their vision.”

Mr. Atencio received the Outstanding Leaders in Asia Award from Singapore-based Asia Corporate Excellence and Sustainability in 2016, and was Finalist-Awardee for the 2015 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He received the Entrepreneurship and Excellence Award by BizNews Asia in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and the coveted Management Excellence Award in 2017.

Mr. Atencio is a graduate of the Ateneo De Manila University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1983. He pursued post-graduate studies in Applied Business Economics at the Center for Research and Communications – UA&P in 1986, and International Housing Finance at the Wharton Real Estate Center of the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. He completed the Executive Program of Singularity University, and is currently taking up the Owner-President Management Program (OPM53) at Harvard Business School.

Board of Directors

Alex Santos
Paolo Cagalingan
PE & Bus. Dev't
Patrick Wong


Paolo Seiferle

JHI’s Board of Directors is composed of a diverse group of businessmen, professionals and practitioners who are considered experts in their respective fields, and have been carefully chosen to provide strategy, advise and direction for JHI and its activities. Except for the Chairman and President, the Board is composed mainly of Independent Directors.

At the back of the organization is the JHI Operations Team that handles the day-to-day operations of JHI, who have been working with the Chairman for at least 10 years.

JHI Management Team

Chairman & CEO
Marcy Venezuela
Private Equity
Patrick Wong
Paolo Cagalingan
PE & Bus. Dev't
Audie Miclat
Chief Finance Officer
Almer Purganan
Chief of Staff
Jerry Austria
Kevin Tiambeng
Nicky Cruz
Real Estate
Benjie Sanvictores
Property Dev't
Adrian Cruz
Property Dev't


As of 2019, JHI’s corporate investments cover a diverse range of businesses that include investment banking, technology, recruitment, consumer goods and social enterprises.

JHI uses a well-defined selection criteria for possible equity investment: (1) organizational integrity, (2) originality of product, service and business model, (3) scalability, (4) positive cashflow, and (5) social inclusivity.

Of the 16 enterprises that JHI has ownership positions, 12 of them have elected JJ Atencio as Chairman of the board, with four (4) as CEO. Mr Atencio sits in the six other companies as Director.

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JJ Atencio is the Founding Partner and CEO of Original Pitch along with Atty. Ian Dato for the legal framework, Kevin Khoe for valuation and equities, and Magellan Fetalino and Francis Simisim for technology and start-up communities engagement.

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JJ Atencio - Chairman

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The JHI ART COLLECTION contains more that 1,000 pieces of art work that include paintings, sculpture, antique and various objects de artes spanning classical pieces to contemporary art.

The collection focuses mainly on Philippine art from masteral works of Juan Luna, Fernando Amorsolo, Fabian Dela Rosa, Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo and Jorge Pineda.

At the other end of the spectrum, works from contemporary artists such as Ronald Venura, Onib Olmedo, Ang Kuikok, Benedicto Cabrera, Romulo Olazo, Fernando Zobel can be found in the collection as well.

JHI has created a permanent art space in Muntinglupa, Metro Manila and publishes an annual coffee table book, the 2018 edition focusing on NATIONALISM AND THE ART OF JORGE PINEDA.

The newly renovated San Jose Seminary lobby, now called Atencio Hall, was solemnly blessed and dedicated last March 4, 2017. The hall is dedicated to Judge Oscar S. Atencio who is a law professor, Human Rights lawyer, and honorable judge while at the same time a lay minister, lector, Knight of Columbus, devout Catholic, and a faithful son of the Church. The renovation was made possible through the help of Januario Jesus “JJ” Atencio, son of the late Judge Oscar Atencio. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal G. Tagle presided over the Eucharistic celebration together with Fr. William M. Abbott, SJ, Socius to the Provincial, as well as the San Jose Seminary formators.

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CHAIRS functions as an independent housing resource center designed to:

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A memorandum of agreement was signed by Mr. Januario Jesus Gregorio B. Atencio III, Chairman and CEO, Januarius Holdings Inc, and University President Jose Ramon T. Villarin SJ, to establish the “Dra Rosario Bustos Atencio Scholarship Fund for the Education of Public School Teachers,” an endowment for teacher development in the Ateneo de Manila University, starting in School Year 2018-2019. The agreement was signed at the Boardroom, 2F Xavier Hall, Ateneo Loyola Heights main campus, on May 7, 2018. Read more...