As one of the pre-eminent financial centres in the Asia-Pacific, Singapore has attracted financial institutions and global investors as a hub for fixed income primary and secondary activity. Recently, the Monetary Authority of Singapore launched the Asian Bond Grant intended to incentivize corporates across the region to list on the Singapore Exchange. The move is also to encourage the adoption of credit rating by issuers as among the conditions to help broaden and deepen investor participation.
- The appeal of Singapore’s bond market versus other peers in APAC
- Initiatives to develop the depth, breadth and liquidity of Singapore’s bond market
- Introduction of Singapore’s Asian Bond Grant and its potential market impact
- Appeal to onshore and offshore issuers to issue rated bonds
- Impact on issuer diversification in Singapore’s bond market
- Impact on market liquidity, particularly the secondary market
- Impact on investment strategies
- What other initiatives are being implemented to further develop the Singapore bond market?
- Which sectors/regions would the investors like to see taking advantage of this grant to issue more bonds?
- With the MAS is also trying to encourage more rated issuances, how would that benefit the market, if at all?
Time: 9am to 11am