Klaus Wille

Singapore Inc. goes on an overseas acquisition spree

Singapore Inc announced around $91b of overseas deals this year through Sept, more than double for the same period of 2017.

Succession pangs hit Asia’s rich families as wealth tops $22t

The latest UBS/Campden Wealth Global Family Office Report found that 32% of Asian family offices had succession plans under development. About 21% said they had no plan and 7% said they didn’t know.

Asian family offices’ preference for emerging markets may prove painful in 2018

Family offices are favoring higher risk, more illiquid investments in the pursuit of alpha.

Singapore plans new bill to attract more of the world’s millions

While many asset managers have offices in Singapore, most of their funds are still registered in offshore jurisdictions.

Emerging market rout presents buying opportunity, GIC CEO says

GIC Pte CEO Lim Chow Kiat said the sovereign wealth fund has “some concerns” over increasing tech valuations.

Hedge funds face a new threat from richest families in Asia

At least eight family and multi-family offices in Asia have recently started, or are planning to start, investment funds that accept outside money.

India: Aditya Birla, Varde to set up $1b JV to buy stressed assets

The US investment firm and the Indian financial services provider are expected to deploy this sum over three years

World’s top-performing activist fund trains sights on Singapore bank

Judah Value Fund also plans to bulk up in Singapore-listed Ramba Energy via a private placement that will be accompanied by a five-year call warrant for more shares.

Temasek completes sell down of US-listed banks including Goldman, Morgan Stanley

The Singaporean state firm has been gradually exiting its positions in U.S. lenders as it focuses more on fintech and other new-economy investments.

Singapore’s GIC sees opportunities in China, other emerging markets

Singapore’s state fund GIC Pte. has grown cautious on the global economy and is predicting lower investment returns in coming years.