Retail investors may get finger in private equity pie

New bond-like instrument may be in the works as interest surges

Azalea Chairman Teh Kok Peng, a veteran of both the Monetary Authority of Singapore and GIC.
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Retail investors may be able to access private equity (PE) investment products in the near future, market sources say.

A new bond-like instrument may be in the works, with reports about it appearing last year in www. and Private Equity International. The structure was pioneered by Temasek Holdings subsidiary Azalea Investment Management in 2016. The instrument was popular but it was open only to sophisticated investors.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 23, 2018, with the headline Retail investors may get finger in private equity pie. Subscribe