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RB Capital and Royal Holdings eye S$10b asset size by 2020

SingaporeKISHIN RK, who founded property and hotel group RB Capital in 2006, plans to integrate the group's portfolio of assets with that of his father's Royal Holdings - resulting in a combined value of around S$4.5 billion.This will be part of succession planning as well as to provide a single management platform to propel the group's growth to an asset size of S$10 billion by 2020, Mr Kishin...


Banks get creative with new ways to reach SMEs

SingaporeBANKS are becoming more creative in the ways they woo small and medium enterprises (SMEs), whether in the form of partnerships with associations, enticing grants or accolades.Reaching out to SMEs is no longer just about dangling corporate cards with the biggest perks, it would seem.American Express (Amex), for instance, says that as the bank with the largest number of direct...


The hedge fund king

IN 1994, the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) recruited a small and little-known hedge fund in the US called Bridgewater Associates as one of its external fund managers. Led by a maverick founder named Ray Dalio, Bridgewater had a staff of 39, an unorthodox approach to investing and a corporate culture that was considered unconventional and even bizarre.Fast forward to the...


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