Singapore Exchange is Asia’s leading and trusted market infrastructure, operating equity, fixed income and derivatives markets to the highest regulatory standards. As Asia’s most international, multi-asset exchange, SGX provides listing, trading, clearing, settlement, depository and data services, with about 40% of listed companies and over 80% of listed bonds originating outside of Singapore.
SGX is the world’s most liquid international market for the benchmark equity indices of China, India, Japan and ASEAN and offers commodities and currency derivatives products. Headquartered in AAA-rated Singapore, SGX is globally recognised for its risk management and clearing capabilities. For more information, please visit www.sgx.com.
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 150 local and foreign banks. Further information on ABS is available at : www.abs.org.sg.
The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) is the national regulator of business entities, public accountants and corporate service providers in Singapore. We promote a trusted and vibrant environment for businesses to thrive and flourish, and contribute towards making Singapore the best place for business.
For more information, please visit: www.acra.gov.sg
The Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Finance that spearheads the development of Singapore’s accountancy sector with the vision of developing Singapore into a leading global accountancy hub. SAC is working to achieve this by deepening the skills of the accountancy talent pool through professional qualification programmes; developing the industry by helping to build business capabilities to capture growth opportunities; and creating a hub and exchange by building Singapore into a centre for thought leadership.
For more information, please visit www.sac.gov.sg
CapitaLand Limited (CapitaLand) is one of Asia’s largest diversified real estate groups. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, it owns and manages a global portfolio worth S$129.1 billion as at 30 June 2019. CapitaLand’s portfolio spans across diversified real estate classes which includes commercial, retail; business park, industrial and logistics; integrated development, urban development; as well as lodging and residential. With a presence across more than 200 cities in over 30 countries, the Group focuses on Singapore and China as its core markets, while it continues to expand in markets such as India, Vietnam, Australia, Europe and the USA.
CapitaLand has one of the largest real estate investment management businesses globally. It manages eight listed real estate investment trusts (REITs) and business trusts as well as over 20 private funds. Since it pioneered REITs in Singapore with the listing of CapitaLand Mall Trust in 2002, CapitaLand’s REITs and business trusts have expanded to include Ascendas Reit, CapitaLand Commercial Trust, Ascott Residence Trust, CapitaLand Retail China Trust, Ascendas India Trust, CapitaLand Malaysia Mall Trust and Ascendas Hospitality Trust.
DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia with a presence in 18 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS is in the three key Asian axes of growth: Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia. The bank’s “AA-” and “Aa1” credit ratings are among the highest in the world.
Recognised for its global leadership, DBS has been named “World’s Best Bank” by Euromoney, “Global Bank of the Year” by The Banker and “Best Bank in the World” by Global Finance. The bank is at the forefront of leveraging digital technology to shape the future of banking, having been named “World’s Best Digital Bank” by Euromoney. In addition, DBS has been accorded the “Safest Bank in Asia” award by Global Finance for ten consecutive years from 2009 to 2018.
DBS provides a full range of services in consumer, SME and corporate banking. As a bank born and bred in Asia, DBS understands the intricacies of doing business in the region’s most dynamic markets. DBS is committed to building lasting relationships with customers, and positively impacting communities through supporting social enterprises, as it banks the Asian way. It has also established a SGD 50 million foundation to strengthen its corporate social responsibility efforts in Singapore and across Asia.
With its extensive network of operations in Asia and emphasis on engaging and empowering its staff, DBS presents exciting career opportunities. The bank acknowledges the passion, commitment and can-do spirit in all of our 27,000 staff, representing over 40 nationalities. For more information, please visit www.dbs.com.
RSM is the seventh largest audit, tax and consulting network globally. In Singapore, we are the largest outside the Big 4 serving the compliance and governance needs of internationally active businesses. We also support businesses with advice and solutions in Accounting, HR & Payroll, Formation of Entities, IT Management, and Contract Staffing & Recruitment.
Our Business Consulting unit adopts an insightful and customised approach with in-depth industry experience to help companies improve profits, preserve value and manage succession. We aim to help our clients proactively identify areas where they can better manage costs and enhance profits. Alongside this, we offer solutions to help companies institutionalise knowledge, improve business processes and manage risks. As businesses digitalise and become more dependent on technology, we provide digital trust solutions to help business owners address cybersecurity, data governance and technology risks.
Singtel is Asia's leading communications technology group, providing a portfolio of services from next-generation communication, technology services to infotainment to both consumers and businesses. For consumers, Singtel delivers a complete and integrated suite of services, including mobile, broadband and TV. For businesses, Singtel offers a complementary array of workforce mobility solutions, data hosting, cloud, network infrastructure, analytics and cyber-security capabilities. The Group has presence in Asia, Australia and Africa and reaches 700 million mobile customers in 21 countries. Its infrastructure and technology services for businesses span 21 countries, with more than 428 direct points of presence in 362 cities.
KPMG in Singapore is part of a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. With 200,000 people in the network working together to deliver value in 154 countries and territories, we offer a globally-consistent standard of service based on professional capabilities, industry insight and local knowledge.
In the ASEAN region, KPMG member firms operate across all 10 countries. Our industry focus helps KPMG firms’ professionals develop a rich understanding of clients' businesses and the insight, skills and resources required to address industry-specific issues and opportunities.
For more information, visit kpmg.com.sg
Stewardship Asia Centre (SAC) is a thought leadership centre promoting effective stewardship and governance across Asia. Positioned to inspire and catalyse change, SAC builds capabilities and platforms that enable organisations to foster enduring success and responsible wealth creation for the long-term, and to benefit the wider community and future generations.
The Centre collaborates with credible partners globally and works with corporations, state-owned enterprises, family-owned businesses, institutional investors as well as non-profit organisations. Through its forums, knowledge platforms and content, the Centre promotes the learning and application of concepts and practices that would enable organisations to create value and also contribute to the well-being of the larger community over the long term.
SAC is a non-profit organisation established under the Temasek Trust.
For more information, visit www.stewardshipasia.com.sg
Drew & Napier LLC is one of Singapore's leading and largest full-service law firms. Consistently rated top tier in Dispute Resolution by prestigious international publications, the firm has three Senior Counsel. Our Arbitration Practice has been recognised among the world’s top 100 practices by the Global Arbitration Review.
We are pre-eminent in Competition & Antitrust, Corporate Insolvency & Restructuring, Intellectual Property (Patents and Trade Marks), Tax and Telecommunications, Media & Technology, and have market leading practices in Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking & Finance, and Capital Markets.
Our involvement in landmark, high-profile cases and transactions gives us unique perspective in tackling our clients’ evolving challenges.
We count multinational corporations from a diverse range of industries amongst our clients.Our promise of quality has earned favourable repute amongst international law firms and we are often instructed to handle large-scale, complex matters that involve multiple parties and jurisdictions.
For more information, please visit www.drewnapier.com.
Creating value for our clients, people and communities is at the heart of PwC. With a common purpose to build trust in society and solve important problems, we are a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 236,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. Our highly qualified, experienced professionals help organisations solve their business issues as well as identify and maximise the opportunities they seek. Our industry specialisation allows us to co-create solutions with our clients for their sector of interest.
PwC Singapore has been recognised as Best in Audit Services (CFO Innovation Awards 2017, 2015); Graduate Employer of the Year (Singapore’s 100 Leading Graduate Employers Award 2011-2017); Best Practice Award (Biennial Singapore Accountancy Awards 2016, 2015); and Best Tax Advisory (HFM Awards Asia 2015).
PwC refers to the PwC network and/or one or more of its member firms, each of which is a separate legal entity.
The Business Times (BT), a member of the Singapore Press Holdings group, is South-east Asia's leading financial daily. BT brings its readers daily corporate, financial, economic and political news, analysis and commentary on print and digital platforms. It provides readers with in-depth coverage of Singapore and Asian business and economic developments, as well as global trends that impact Singapore business. BT's lifestyle journalists bring busy executives the latest in recreation, entertainment, the arts, design, food and shopping.
Lianhe Zaobao is the flagship Chinese news daily in Singapore, established since 16 March 1983, following the merger of two established Chinese newspapers, Nanyang Siang Pau and Sin Chew Jit Poh, which dated back to 1923 and 1929 respectively. Lianhe Zaobao is the most-read Chinese newspaper in Singapore and a trusted information source for the community.
Lianhe Zaobao is an influential and authoritative newspaper, providing valuable insights into local and foreign news. With an extensive correspondent network in Beijing, Chongqing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul and Tokyo, and experienced stringers in the Philippines, Japan, Europe and America, Lianhe Zaobao is able to provide timely and in-depth coverage of significant events taking place in the region and beyond. It is also well-regarded as an important source of political and economic news on East Asia, especially China.
Besides Singapore, Lianhe Zaobao print copies are circulated in Indonesia, Brunei, Hong Kong, Vietnam and major cities of China, including Beijing and Shanghai.
In 1995, Lianhe Zaobao launched Zaobao.com and was the first Chinese newspaper in the world to operate an online website. Since then, Zaobao.com had won many accolades, including being named the most popular website in Singapore several times. It also enjoys a steady readership growth in China since inception and boasts of a strong following among high-ranking officials and party cadres, business leaders, academics and professionals.
Today, the digital platform of Lianhe Zaobao has two versions. Besides Zaobao.com which targets overseas readers, zaobao.sg, has been developed as an offshoot portal to serve Singaporeans. It incorporates original stories of three newspapers – Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao, and Shin Min Daily News, and carries a good mix of articles, videos, animations and interactive content.
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants, offering 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 200,000 members and 486,000 students in 180 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. ACCA works through a network of 101 offices and centres and more than 7,291 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.
More information is here: 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 bi-monthly 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 Society 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 Society Singapore is the 7th largest Member Society of CFA Institute, with more than 3600 members.
The Society runs a whole host of programmes for members, CFA candidates and also the investment community, including Professional Development talks and seminars, Networking sessions, CFA information sessions and examination review classes, and Career Development talks.
Founded in 1886, CPA Australia is one of the world’s largest professional accounting bodies representing more than 160,000 members working in 150 countries around the world, with more than 25,000 members working in senior leadership positions.
We have offices in markets throughout the world, including all Australian capital cities, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
CPA Australia advances its members’ interests through 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 world-renowned CPA designation is synonymous with professional credibility and international portability. CPA Australia has been operating in Singapore for 65 years, having arrived in this market in 1954 under the auspices of the Colombo Plan.
For more information, please visit cpaaustralia.com.au.
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 high awareness standards of governance in the sectors mentioned above.
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-to-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).
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 32,000 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 CA Qualification and the Designated Entity to confer the Chartered Accountant of Singapore - CA (Singapore) - designation.
ISCA is a member of Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW). CAW brings together 12 chartered accountancy bodies connecting and representing the interests of over 1.7 million members and students globally.
For more information, visit www.isca.org.sg.
The Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS) was formed on 22 September 1997. It is a representative body of investment managers spearheading the development 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
Who we are?
The Institute for Financial Literacy (IFL) is a collaboration between Singapore Polytechnic and MoneySense.
We provide complimentary and unbiased financial education programmes to working adults and youths with the objectives of helping them acquire knowledge and skills to attain higher levels of financial literacy. Our mission is to help our participants make informed financial decisions.
How can we help you?
The Institute of Financial Literacy (IFL) provides free talks and workshops on a wide spectrum of topics ranging from basic money management, financial planning to personal investing and estate planning. If your organisation would like the Institute to conduct talks/workshops for your staff (at your premises), please contact us @ email (IFL@sp.edu.sg) or telephone (6870 8383). Members of SIAS and individuals are invited to attend our talks/workshops for the public at large as well.Please go to http://finlit.sg/public-events to register.
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 more than 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.
Newgate Communications is an award-winning strategic communications consultancy focusing on financial communications, corporate communications and public affairs. We are headquartered in London, with offices in Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East.
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. Over the past three years, we worked on more than 45 transactions valued at over S$46 billion.
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 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 retail stockbrokers and leading OTC providers from the securities and investment industry. The aim is to promote investment knowledge and skills among retail investors and uplift the high industry standards through public education and awareness programs.
The SAS provides a strong platform for member firms 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 member firms together as one voice, they are able to present collective views and proposals to regulators and authorities. Through economy of scale, they are able to enjoy better rates from vendors with better negotiation powers. Various 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 member firms and investors in the securities and investment industry.
The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Singapore is the only professional body dedicated to the advancement and development of the internal audit profession in Singapore. For more than 40 years, we have been advocating the interests of the profession and remain committed to raising the profile and standing of the internal audit profession and developing the knowledge, skills and expertise of internal auditors. Representing about 2,300 members, we enhance technical excellence through The IIA’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and Code of Ethics. Our members belong to a global community of more than 200,000 professionals in over 170 countries who share a common vision to advance their professional growth in internal auditing and add value in their organisations.