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The Asian Luxembourg: Singapore as a fund location

Join us for insights on what makes Singapore a pre-eminent asset management hub for Asia.

Join us for insights on what makes Singapore a pre-eminent asset management hub for Asia.

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Over the last two decades, Singapore has emerged as one of Asia’s preeminent asset management hubs. Global and Asian investors have had significant exposure to Singapore investment platforms and structures, especially funds with an Asia-Pacific mandate.

Singapore is often used as a fund investment platform to hold portfolio investments in India, Vietnam, Indonesia, China, Australia, Japan and Korea. The nation’s attractiveness as a fund investment platform has grown even further as the popularity of traditional ‘tax haven’ fund jurisdictions declines due to the blacklisting by the European Union and the introduction of economic substance requirements which have increased the cost of set up and maintenance in these traditional fund domicile locations.

In the webinar held on Tuesday, 1 September 2020, we shared insights on what makes Singapore an attractive asset management hub and fund domicile/holding platform for investments into Asia-Pacific jurisdictions. If you missed this webinar, the presentation deck is available for download under the Event Resources below.

Should you have any queries, please contact Kelly Yee at kellyyee@kpmg.com.sg or +65 9737 4284.


Event Speakers

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Teo Wee Hwee

Partner,
Head of Real Estate and Asset Management, Tax
KPMG in Singapore

Wee Hwee is the Head of Real Estate and Asset Management (Tax) at KPMG in Singapore. He has extensive experience in structuring single country and multiple jurisdictions funds with an Asian focus, covering both close/open ended as well as listed/unlisted funds, and across various asset classes. He is also familiar with fund platforms in Singapore, Luxembourg, the Cayman Islands etc, as well as tax-efficient divestment planning opportunities for funds with multiple exit strategies. Wee Hwee has also assisted many Singapore-based and foreign investors to structure their Singapore real estate investments in a tax-efficient manner across various asset classes.

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Anulekha Samant

Partner,
Real Estate and Asset Management, Tax
KPMG in Singapore

Anu is a Partner in KPMG in Singapore’s corporate tax practice and is focused on the Asset Management sector. She has served a wide portfolio of clients comprising mostly multinationals, and has been involved in advising fund managers on tax-efficient structures for their fund vehicles focusing on various asset classes and various geographies. Other than being heavily involved in the tax aspects of fund formation, she has also worked with a number of fund managers in structuring downstream investments in the Asia-Pacific region. Anu has 20 years of tax experience working in Singapore, Switzerland and India, out of which more than 13 years are attributed to Singapore.

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Marian Rajanathan

VP,
APAC Investor Data
Preqin

Marian joined Preqin in 2013 and initially focused on hedge fund research. She moved on to manage the APAC investor coverage three years later. In her current role, she manages a team of associates based in Singapore and Sydney. The team have a wide variety of language skills, including Bahasa Indonesia and Korean, allowing them to build relationships with investors within the region. Marian graduated from SIM University with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with Business.

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