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Bank Of Singapore Sets Up Investment Advisory Council

Amanda Cheesley Deputy Editor 31 May 2024

Bank Of Singapore Sets Up Investment Advisory Council

The council includes experts from think tanks and asset managers from around the world.

Bank of Singapore has created an independent investment advisory council to enhance the bank’s chief investment office’s (CIO) research capabilities and develop insights for its clients.

Bank of Singapore's CIO global advisory council, which includes experts from think tanks and asset managers around the world, is designed to benefit ultra-high net worth families and high net worth individuals, the bank said in a statement.

With increased market uncertainties, it has become more critical for investors to have a view of the upside and downside risks, as well as structural trends impacting the geopolitical and economic landscape. Timely and diverse insights will help to provide investors with an advantage in identifying attractive risk-adjusted investment opportunities. 

The council is made up of eight members who are chosen based on their track records in their respective fields such as economics, public policy, geopolitical analysis, asset allocation and investment management, the bank said. They include Belinda Boa, head of APAC active investments and chief investment officer of emerging markets at BlackRock, Ken Caplan, global co-chief investment officer at Blackstone, and Fabiana Fedeli, chief investment officer, equities, multi-asset and sustainability at M&G Investments. Other members include Stewart James, co-head, office of government affairs APAC at Goldman Sachs, Yuichi Murao, chief investment officer at Nomura Asset Management, and Adam Posen, president, Peterson Institute for International Economics.

Since January 2024, the chief investment office has been a standalone unit that reports directly to chief executive officer Jason Moo. This year, the office also introduced a wealth management and investment management technology platform to enhance the client experience through its client portfolio analysis and portfolio construction capabilities.

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