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Ideal climate for Temasek retail bonds

Good time for issue given volatile share prices, low bank interest rates

Published on Apr 12, 2014 12:01 PM
Temasek bonds enjoy top investment-grade ratings from Moody's Investors Service and Standard & Poor's. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Temasek Holdings has taken another step towards fulfilling its long-term goal of giving ordinary investors here a chance to co-invest alongside the firm.

On Wednesday, it launched another vehicle in tandem with several institutional entities, featuring a range of holdings in 36 private equity funds.

Temasek said the move is part of efforts to develop co-investment platforms in which diversified portfolios of assets can be made available to a broader range of investors.

Temasek president Lee Theng Kiat said such platforms allow his firm to "test market interest and fine-tune (its) thinking and product positioning for eventual participation by retail investors".

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