Singapore’s GIC, Mapletree fuel student housing spree in bid to spur returns


GIC & Mappletree helped fuel a record $16.2b of student-housing acquisitions in 2016.

Singapore’s Effissimo increases stake in Toshiba to 9.84%

Singapore-based fund Effissimo, established by former colleagues of Japan’s most famous activist investor, Yoshiaki Murakami, raised its stake in Toshiba Corp to 9.84 percent, a regulatory filing made on Friday showed. The fund last month made a filing that showed it had become the troubled electronics conglomerate’s biggest shareholder with an… Read more »

ETF market has high growth potential in Singapore

Over the past 10 years, the proportion of funds invested globally in passive strategies such as Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) has been steadily increasing. The shift from active to passive strategies most pronounced in equity. In the US, the proportion of passive stock market investments has doubled from just under… Read more »