Singapore is an established international finance centre and commodities trading hub. It is strategically located to service a domestic economy, neighbours in the Asia Pacific and global investors.
Singapore’s finance industry has a solid foundation with demonstrated growth despite recent global economic downturns. With political stability, sound tax policies, robust judicial framework and good corporate governance, financial institutions tap on Singapore's business-friendly infrastructure and cost-effective environment to service its international audience.
Singapore is home to over 200 banks, and an increasing number are choosing to base their operational headquarters here to service their regional group activities.
Asia’s rising wealth has also driven private banking and asset management activities. Singapore is recognised as one of the premier asset management locations in Asia, positioned to offer global investors access to fast-growing Asia Pacific markets.
As a base for the full range of insurance services, Singapore today has a diverse mix of direct insurers, reinsurers and captive insurance. Key activities in Singapore include insurance broking, captive management and risk management.
Singapore’s role as a Renminbi (RMB) Regional Gateway has also brought key opportunities for Singapore’s wider function in intermediating trade and investment ties between China and the world.
Asia is expected to be a key player in global trade flows. With a conducive business environment for trading activities, Singapore will continue to grow as a key Asian base for top commodities companies in Metals & Minerals, Agri-Commodities, and Energy & Chemicals.
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Standard Chartered Bank
I’ve had a chance to work with very senior people in the business here.
Fixed Income Strategist
Singapore offers many opportunities as a mature and developed market.