Supporters and Partners
Association of Banks in Singapore
The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) plays an active role in promoting and representing the interests of the banking community in Singapore. In doing so, ABS works closely with the relevant government authorities towards the development of a sound financial system in Singapore. Since its establishment in 1973, ABS has promoted common understanding among its members and projected a unifying voice on banking issues. It has brought its members closer together through various guidelines and banking practices as well as the support of projects of mutual benefit to face the challenges of the financial and banking community in Singapore. Today, ABS has a membership of 156 local and foreign banks. Further information on ABS is available on the website: www.abs.org.sg.
The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA)
The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) is the national regulator of business entities and public accountants in Singapore. ACRA also plays the role of a facilitator for the development of business entities and the public accountancy profession. The mission of ACRA is to provide a responsive and trusted regulatory environment for businesses and public accountants. ACRA’s role is to achieve synergies between the monitoring of corporate compliance with disclosure requirements and regulation of public accountants performing statutory audit. ACRA’s goal is to make good corporate governance, quality corporate financial reporting and high quality audit the hallmarks of our financial and corporate sectors.
For more information, please visit: www.acra.gov.sg
Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC)
Established in April 2013 as a statutory body of the Singapore government, the Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC) collaborates with local and international communities to drive accountancy excellence in Singapore through talent development, professional qualification, research and thought leadership.
The SAC’s goal is to transform Singapore into a leading global accountancy hub for the Asia Pacific region by 2020. In fulfilling this mission, the SAC seeks to uphold the values of being relevant, insightful, collaborative and advocative.
Singapore Exchange (SGX)
Singapore Exchange (SGX) is the Asian Gateway, connecting investors in search of Asian growth to corporate issuers in search of global capital. SGX represents the premier access point for managing Asian capital and investment exposure, and is Asia’s most international exchange with more than 40% of companies listed on SGX originating outside of Singapore. SGX offers its clients the world’s biggest offshore market for Asian equity futures, centred on Asia’s three largest economies – China, India and Japan.
In addition to offering a fully integrated value chain from trading and clearing, to settlement and depository services, SGX is also Asia’s pioneering central clearing house. Headquartered in Asia’s most globalised city, and centred within the AAA strength and stability of Singapore’s island nation, SGX is a leading Asian counterparty for the clearing of financial and commodity products.
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. It offers business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.
ACCA supports its 188,000 members and 480,000 students in 181 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. ACCA works through a network of 100 offices and centres and more than 7,110 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development. Through its public interest remit, ACCA promotes appropriate regulation of accounting and conducts relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence.
Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. It believes that accountants bring value to economies in all stages of development and seek to develop capacity in the profession and encourage the adoption of global standards. ACCA’s core values are aligned to the needs of employers in all sectors and it ensures that through its range of qualifications, it prepares accountants for business. ACCA seeks to open up the profession to people of all backgrounds and remove artificial barriers, innovating its qualifications and delivery to meet the diverse needs of trainee professionals and their employers.
For more information, visit www.accaglobal.com.
Formed in 1973, we are the standard bearer for financial markets' professionals in Singapore. Our history has been inextricably linked to Singapore’s emergence as a leading financial centre in the world. ACI Singapore is affiliated to ACI - The Financial Markets Association, the global umbrella body of financial markets associations, based in Paris.
ACI Singapore conducts an array of activities that are committed to the professional development of market practitioners, as well as providing a platform for networking and the building of professional relationships between practitioners in the financial markets industry. Recognizing the need for professionalism in the entire transaction chain, regular courses are conducted not only for the front office dealers and traders, but also for the professionals in the Middle Office and Support functions. As for social networking events, there are quarterly evening forums, including wine appreciation nights & also the annual ACI Singapore Charity Golf & Gala dinner which our members can look forward to.
Our mission is to be the leading association of wholesale financial market professionals, contributing to professional and market development through education, promotion of market best practices & adherence to professional codes of conduct, technical advice and networking events.
Established in September 1987, CFA Singapore (formerly known as the Singapore Society of Financial Analysts -SSFA) is a professional society that brings together practitioners in the investment and fund management industry in Singapore. Its principal objective is to promote and uphold professional standards and ethical practice in financial analysis and investment management in Singapore. CFA Singapore is the 8th largest Member Society of CFA Institute, with over 3,400 as of March 2016.
Founded in September 1987, CFA Singapore is the first CFA Member Society of CFA Institute outside North America. CFA Singapore is a founding member of the Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS). The Society runs a suite of programmes for members, CFA candidates and the investment community at large, including Professional Development talks and seminars, networking sessions, continuing education workshops, CFA & Claritas Investment Certificate information sessions and examination review classes, and Career Development talks.
CPA Australia is one of the world’s largest accounting bodies with more than 150,000 members working in 121 countries. Our sphere of operations has grown to cover 19 staffed offices in all states and territories of Australia as well as China (including Hong Kong), Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, New Zealand and the UK.
CPA Australia advances its members’ interests through its focus on education and knowledge exchange, the development of professional networks, advocacy in relation to policy, standards and regulation and the promotion of value of CPA Australia members to employers, government, regulators and the public. The CPA Australia designation denotes strategic business leadership and is recognised and valued throughout the world.
Our international presence continues to grow in terms of representation on international bodies and influence in the profession globally. In the areas of financial reporting, taxation and corporate governance, we are thought leaders in Australia and internationally.
CPA Australia’s vision is to be the world’s best member service organisation.
For more information, visit cpaaustralia.com.au
Chartered Secretaries Institute of Singapore (CSIS)
Chartered Secretaries Institute of Singapore (CSIS) is a non-profit professional institute registered with the Registry of Societies.
CSIS mission is to promote effective governance and administration of organisations in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors. As such, it sets the training and performance standards of corporate secretaries and governance professionals, and also the code for ethics and professional conduct.
CSIS advocates timely compliance and good governance in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors. It strongly advocates good practices and thought leadership through guidance and education to create awareness high standards of governance in the above mentioned sectors.
CSIS is an authoritative voice on matters affecting the status and conduct of its membership. Its membership comprised principally of chartered secretaries; and interest groups namely company secretaries, governance professionals and business executives involved in governance, ethics and compliance of public, private and not-for-profit organisations. Members are responsible for supporting their board of directors and management in matters such as board practices, compliance, regulation and legal matters, shareholder relations and subsidiary management.
CSIS seeks to be a positive force for responsible corporate governance, providing news, research, good practices and professional development and education through seminars and conferences. This commitment to disseminate knowledge ensures that members receive continual flow of up-do-date information as part of a career long professional development process.
CSIS is a strategic partner of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA). It also works closely with regulatory authorities namely Competition Commission Singapore (CCS), Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS), Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC), Suspicious Transactions Reporting Office (STRO) and Singapore Exchange (SGX).
Its international alliances are the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), a founding member of the Corporate Secretaries International Association (CSIA) and a member of the Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA).
Chartered Secretaries Institute of Singapore (CSIS) is formerly known as the Singapore Association of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (SAICSA) and the new name took effect in February 2016
Institute of Directors
The IoD (Institute of Directors) was founded in 1903 and obtained a Royal Charter in 1906. The IoD is a non-party political organisation with around 38,000 UK members. Membership includes directors from right across the business spectrum – from media to manufacturing, e-business to the public and voluntary sectors as well as CEOs of large corporations and entrepreneurial directors of start-up companies. The IoD offers a wide range of business services which include business centre facilities (including ten UK regional centres [three in London, Reading, Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester, Nottingham, Edinburgh and Belfast] and one each in Paris and Brussels), conferences, networking events, issues-led guides and literature, as well as free access to business information and advisory services and a comprehensive Information Centre. The IoD places great emphasis on director development and has established a certified qualification for directors - Chartered Director - as well as running specific board-level and director-level training and individual career mentoring programmes. In addition, the IoD provides an effective voice to represent the interests of its members to government and key opinion-formers at the highest levels. These include ministers, constituency MPs, Select Committee members and senior civil servants. IoD policies and views are actively promoted to the national, regional and trade media.
Institute of Internal Auditors
The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Singapore is a professional organisation dedicated to the advancement and development of the internal audit profession. Established in 1976, members of IIA Singapore belong to a global community of more than 180,000 professionals in over 190 countries who share a common vision to advance their professional growth in internal auditing and add value in their organisations.
Our 2,700 members work in internal auditing, accounting, risk management, governance, compliance, internal control, information technology audit, education, and security.
Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) is the national accountancy body of Singapore. ISCA’s vision is to be a globally recognised professional accountancy body, bringing value to our members, the profession and wider community. There are over 30,000 ISCA members making their stride in businesses across industries in Singapore and around the world.
Established in 1963, ISCA is an advocate of the interests of the profession. Possessing a Global Mindset, with Asian Insights, ISCA leverages its regional expertise, knowledge, and networks with diverse stakeholders to contribute towards Singapore’s transformation into a global accountancy hub.
ISCA is the Administrator of the Singapore QP and the Designated Entity to confer the Chartered Accountant of Singapore - CA (Singapore) - designation.
ISCA is an Associate of Chartered Accountants Worldwide – supporting, developing and promoting over 325,000 Chartered Accountants in more than 180 countries around the world.
For more information, visit www.isca.org.sg.
Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS)
The Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS) was formed on 22 September 1997. It is a representative body of investment managers spearheading the development and growth of the industry in Singapore.
By fostering high standards of professionalism and promoting exemplary practice among members, IMAS seeks to set the benchmark for the investment and fund management industry in Singapore.
It also serves as a forum for members in discussions as well as a collective voice where representation is needed on behalf of the investment management industry, facilitating training for its members, and contributing towards investor education.
For more information, visit the IMAS website at www.imas.org.sg.
Institute For Financial Literacy
The Institute for Financial Literacy (IFL) is a collaboration between MoneySENSE (a national financial education programme by our government). We provide complimentary and unbiased financial education programmes to working adults with the objectives of helping them acquire knowledge and skills to attain higher levels of financial literacy and financial well-being. We help people make informed financial decisions.
As part of ongoing outreach efforts to educate the public, MoneySENSE has partnered with the Institute of Financial Literacy (IFL) to provide free talks and workshops on basic money management, financial planning and personal investing to the public. Therefore, if your organisation would like a complimentary talk to be conducted for your staff (at your premises), do click on our logo or contact us @ email (IFL@sp.edu.sg) or telephone (6870 8383). Members of SIAS and individuals are most welcome to attend our talks for the public (http://finlit.sg/public-events).
Investors Relations Professionals Association (Singapore)
Run by IROs for IROs, IRPAS is a voluntary commitment by a team of IR veterans united by the same dedication to build a community for fellow IR practitioners. It aims to empower members through education, professional development and networking initiatives, and to promote the sharing of IR knowledge and practices through internal research and partnerships with leading institutions and IR societies around the world.
IRPAS was established in 2006 by leading IROs, supported by SGX, with the primary objectives of championing IR best practice, enhancing professional competencies and elevating the overall standard of the IR profession in Singapore.
IRPAS has approximately 200 members comprising representatives from companies across sectors listed on the Mainboard and Catalist of the Singapore Exchange (SGX), as well as private organisations, financial communications advisors and service providers from around the region. IRPAS seeks to represent the views of its members and provide the platform to facilitate dialogue between IROs, regulators and the wider investment community.
For more information, visit www.irpas.com.
Newgate Communications is a strategic communications consultancy focusing on corporate communications, capital markets communications and public affairs. We are headquartered in London, with a global network spanning over 30 cities.
Our Singapore team has an unmatched track record advising on some of the most complex and high-profile capital market transactions, including the largest IPO in Singapore’s history and many of the largest M&A transactions in this region.
Our clients include blue-chip names across various industries, with a significant number of clients in the financial services, food & beverage, offshore & marine, and real estate sectors. Our consultants have advised many of our clients for over 10 to 15 years, either on a retained or repeat project basis.
For more information, please visit www.newgatecomms.com.sg.
The Securities Association of Singapore (SAS)
The Securities Association of Singapore was formed in 2001 by the retail stockbroking companies in Singapore with the primary objectives of promoting the securities and investment industry and supporting a sound industry structure for investors.
Over the years, its membership has grown in size which includes foreign/institutional stockbrokers and leading OTC providers from the securities and investment industry. We aim to promote investment knowledge and skills among investors and uplift the high industry standards through public education and awareness programs.
The SAS provides a strong platform for members to actively engage regulators, policy makers and other players in the securities industry on strategic, regulatory, technology and operational issues that affect the industry. By galvanising members together as one voice, members are able to present collective views and proposals to regulators and authorities. They are able to enjoy better rates from vendors through collective negotiation powers. Industry workgroups are formed to share views and address industry issues. Training programmes are continuously developed to educate and upgrade the expertise and professionalism of members in the securities and investment industry.
For more information, visit www.thesas.org.sg.