30 Sep '15, 1am

The Curious Case Of the Singapore Savings Bonds: There were 19,505 successful applicants of the Singapore Savings…

There were 19,505 successful applicants of the Singapore Savings Bonds (SSBs) who would invest a collective sum of S$413m, or an average of S$21,174 each. This is an under-subscription in many people’s eyes considering Monetary Authority of Singapore catered S$2 billion to S$4 billion for the first few SSB issues. There was an expectation of high demand… Why is there an under-subscription? Alfred Chia from SingCapital said in an interview that it could be because the investors need Central Depository accounts and not everyone has one. It would take a while for investors to open their accounts to hold the SSBs. He might be right as this news report said that SGX saw an average of 8,500 new CDP accounts per month since July 2015, up from 6,500 previously. My 15 HWW shared his thoughts on this issue and he suggested some plausible reasons such as investors expect higher inter...

Full article: http://thefinance.sg/2015/09/30/the-curious-case-of-the-s...

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