The Emerging Golden Triangle of
Singapore, Middle East and China?
Strategic Long Term Investment and Wealth Management
London, UK - 2nd May 2008, 08:18 GMT
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Singapore, Middle East and China (SMEC) are together configuring the emerging
Golden Triangle of strategic long term investment and global wealth management
according to extensive research carried out by the mi2g Intelligence Unit
and the ATCA Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) with major financial institutions
and wealth managers over the last six months. As a result, Lee Hsien Loong,
the Prime Minister of Singapore, is poised to become the most powerful man
in global wealth management and large scale financial deal making in the
early part of the 21st century. His father, Lee Kuan Yew, is the city-state's
de facto Chairman or Minister Mentor, and his wife, Ho Ching, is the Chief
Executive of Temasek, one of the two Singaporean Sovereign Wealth Funds
The Merlion, Singapore
The Prime Minister of Singapore might dismiss the idea, but
the recent crumbling of the world's most powerful financial institutions
suggests there is a ring of truth to the SMEC Golden Triangle phenomenon
with Singapore emerging as the newly cloned Switzerland of Asia! In the
21st century, Singapore is rising to clinch the once-in-a-lifetime "Great
Unwind" investment opportunities in the West. Injections of USD 11bn,
USD 7bn and USD 5bn into UBS, Citigroup and Merrill Lynch respectively have
helped consolidate Singapore's place on the global financial landscape.
The future vision for the Singaporean economy is based on ...
Whilst Western money managers are pouring into the Middle
East in the hopes of attracting its fast-growing pools of petro-dollars,
the Islamic Finance is more comfortable with the Far East as epitomised
by the easy flow of strategic investment and wealth management funds to
Singapore, China, India, Malaysia and Indonesia for new projects and safe-keeping.
The SMEC golden triangle developed jointly by Singapore, China and the Middle
East is ...
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