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UOB Venture Management launching second Asia impact fund in 2H

SINGAPORE (June 10): UOB Venture Management (UOBVM) says it intends to roll out its second impact fund, the second series of the Asia Impact Investment Fund (AIIF II), to global institutional and accredited investors in 2H19.

Focused on Asia, the AIIF II will be a double bottom-line fund that aims to achieve both impact and financial returns. It intends to take minority stakes in investee companies, with equity investments ranging from US$1 million to US$15 million ($1.4 million to 20.5 million) each.

Investors must prepare for various impacts of financial market wars

SINGAPORE (June 10): It’s time for investors to start thinking seriously about the impact of US President Donald Trump’s executive orders on investments on both US companies and Chinese companies that are listed in the US. This is swiftly moving from the potential outlier scenario to a very real scenario with rapid impact.

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Open letter to the board of Indofood Agri Resources

SINGAPORE (May 20): Dear Board of Directors, As a long-term investor in Indofood Agri Resources (IndoAgri), I am disappointed that you are recommending that I accept the offer from Indofood Sukses Makmur (Indofood). The offer price of 28 cents per share significantly undervalues the long-term potential of the assets held by IndoAgri, in my view. Instead of encouraging minority investors to accept such a paltry offer, you ought to be working to address our company’s obviously depressed market valuation in a manner that is fair and reasonable to all its shareholders.

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Active management can deliver attractive returns amid tightening liquidity, says Charles Schwab

SINGAPORE (Dec 10): In the last few years, passive fund management has become increasingly popular among investors, as its returns have often outperformed those of active investing. One reason
for this outperformance can be attributed to the ultra-loose monetary policy environment in the aftermath of the global financial crisis in 2008.

Active management can deliver attractive returns amid tightening liquidity, says Charles Schwab

SINGAPORE (Dec 10): In the last few years, passive fund management has become increasingly popular among investors, as its returns have often outperformed those of active investing. One reason
for this outperformance can be attributed to the ultra-loose monetary policy environment in the aftermath of the global financial crisis in 2008.

Active management can deliver attractive returns amid tightening liquidity, says Charles Schwab

SINGAPORE (Dec 10): In the last few years, passive fund management has become increasingly popular among investors, as its returns have often outperformed those of active investing. One reason
for this outperformance can be attributed to the ultra-loose monetary policy environment in the aftermath of the global financial crisis in 2008.

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Eight Roads expands to Southeast Asia with new Singapore office

SINGAPORE (Sept 21): Eight Roads, the investment arm of Fidelity International Limited (FIL), has expanded its global network to Southeast Asia with the recent opening of its new office in Singapore.  

Raj Dugar (pictured, main image), managing partner, Asia, will relocate from India to Singapore to lead the combined India and Southeast Asia operations at the new office.

The calm before the storm? Not really

SINGAPORE (Sept 17): US stocks have been largely impervious to the brewing turmoil in emerging markets so far this year, hovering near record high levels even as stocks in the latter are being buffeted by trade tensions and contagion fears. We discussed this divergence in recent articles.

In fact, the US market has continued to rally despite many a market observer calling for caution on the back of high valuations for some time now. In a way, the fact that these narratives exist is good — it means that investors are not irrationally exuberant.

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GE's jet-leasing unit said to draw sale interest from GIC

NEW YORK (Sept 11): Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund has expressed interest in buying General Electric Co.’s plane-leasing unit, said people with knowledge of the matter.

At a meeting between GIC Pte. and GE officials in August, fund executives asked whether the Boston-based company would consider selling all or a part of GE Capital Aviation Services, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter was private. No decision was made at the meeting but GE subsequently discussed the merits of such a deal internally and with external advisers, the people said.

CGS-CIMB Securities launches eWealth robo-advisory platform

SINGAPORE (Aug 28): CGS-CIMB Securities has launched a robo-advisory platform, CGS-CIMB eWealth, to bring personalised investment advisory services to its retail clients by pairing portfolios with investors’ risk profiles and investment objectives.

The platform is provided in CGS-CIMB’s partnership with Saxo Bank subsidiary Saxo Capital Markets as well as WeInvest, a Singapore-based fintech firm. It is also available to individual investors, corporates and financial advisory firms both in and beyond Singapore.

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