THE first trust in history is said to date back to the 12th century crusades in England, when landowners left to fight and conveyed ownership of their land to others to manage in their absence....

THE world is changing at an ever-accelerating rate, becoming more complex and less structured as the digital economy enables the creation of new companies and business models that disrupt...

THERE is a huge, untapped market opportunity in Asia, driven by under-served populations. Today, there are over one billion people in Asia who live in poverty. Yet, they are already spending over...

RISING sea levels could submerge much of Bangkok, Shanghai, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta and Mumbai by 2050, according to new research from Climate Central, a US-based non-profit group. The paper...

AS we embark on a new decade, we face the prospect of peak globalisation and the peak effectiveness of monetary policy. How should investors think about these twin peaks?

EXPECTATIONS of environmental sustainability are now extending beyond multinationals to include their suppliers. The result is smaller players, like many Singaporean family-owned businesses, need...

SPOTLIGHT

TO SAY 2019 has been tough is stating the obvious. Still, private bankers say one should not overstate the challenges. Clients who are entrepreneurs remain upbeat about their businesses; investors...

PHILANTHROPY as we know it is changing. The traditional practice of cheque-giving is making way for the likes of impact investing and venture philanthropy as the wealthy seek newer, more...

THE global tilt towards dovish monetary policies, alongside easing China-US trade tensions, has been positive for risk assets. It has also increased the allure of borrowing.

SUSTAINABLE investing is an investment approach. This approach takes into account environmental, social and governance factors in addition to traditional financial criteria in portfolio selection...