In the Media

World Bank arm issues its first New Zealand green bond
Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI) says International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector investment arm of the World Bank, is an innovator in creating financing structures for emerging markets. 
Asia Asset Management (Friday, 28 July 2017)

Embracing the winds of change
Commenting on the factors behind a good pension fund structure, Practice Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI) says the programme needs to provide the pay out to help the average retiree maintain their standard of living. 
Asia Asset Management (Wednesday, 7 June 2017)

Effects of today's political tensions will only be felt beyond 2017 (The Business Times, 28 March 2017)
'China waiting in wings' as US disengages (The Straits Times, 28 March 2017)
Coverage of the Tolani-NUS Business School Public Lecture organised by CAMRI. The event focuses on China's role in a dynamic global economic landscape.

Building uncertainty, flexibility into infrastructure megaprojects 
Commentary by Practice Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI) on new techniques infrastructure planners can use to make better decisions when developing projects.
The Business Times (Friday, 27 January 2017)

To cultivate the industries of the future we need to invest in this intangible human quality (South China Morning Post Web, 11 November 2016) 
Two key steps in economic march (South China Morning Post Print, 12 November 2016)
Commentaries by Prof Joseph Cherian (Director of CAMRI) on how governments should provide the necessary infrastructural support for talent, innovation and entrepreneurialism to thrive.

FTA Policies and Plans 
CAMRI Research Director Prof David Reeb says if Donald Trump becomes the US president, negotiations for free trade agreements could cool down.
Channel NewsAsia (Saturday, 17 September 2016)

Making the ASEAN Economic Community work 
Interviews of Dean's Visiting Prof Anthony Neoh and Distinguished Visiting Fellow Lim Hwee Hua on the side-lines of the 8th Wee Cho Yaw Forum which took place in July 2016. Mrs Lim believes the ASEAN Economic Community can focus on areas that have wider benefits such as freedom of movement of goods and services. Prof Neoh says that member nations can bring their disputes to the World Trade Organisation for resolution although the ASEAN Economic Community has no enforcement powers.
Channel NewsAsia (Saturday, 10 September 2016)

If Singapore wants a Facebook, dual-class stock isn’t enough (Intellassia.net, 1 Sept 2016)
If Singapore wants a Facebook, dual-class stock isn’t enough (Bloomberg, 31 August 2016)
If Singapore wants a Facebook, dual-class stock isn’t enough (The Washington Post, 31 August 2016)
If Singapore wants a Facebook, dual-class stock isn’t enough (The Edge Markets, 31 August 2016)
If Singapore wants a Facebook, dual-class stock isn’t enough (Yahoo Finance Sg, 31 August 2016) 
Prof David Reeb (Research Director, CAMRI) says Singapore Exchange now needs to convince companies, especially family-run firms in Asia, on the benefits of going public.

Singaporeans don't realise what a good deal the CPF is (The Sunday Times, 28 August 2016)
Singaporeans don’t realise what a good deal the CPF is (kopitiambot, 28 August 2016)
Article lists Practice Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI) as a member of the CPF Advisory Panel. The Panel recently recommended a series of new CPF investment plans such as the Lifetime Retirement Investment Scheme.

Your retirement nest egg 
In a feature on the new investment plans introduced by the CPF Advisory Panel, Practice Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI) says inflation-linked annuity plans are gaining popularity worldwide. He adds that the Lifetime Retirement Investment Scheme is suitable for CPF members who are new to investing or lack the resources to actively manage investments.
Channel NewsAsia (Saturday, 13 August 2016) 


Coverage on CPF review panel (Mediacorp Channel 5 on Toggle online, 3 August 2016)
CPF review panel calls for simpler long-term investment options (TODAY, 4 August 2016)
Simpler investment scheme to grow retirement nest egg (The Straits Times, 4 August 2016)
Recommendation Of Choosing CPF Life (Berita Harian, 4 August 2016)
Easier to invest with lifetime retirement investment scheme (Berita Harian, 4 August 2016)
Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI), a member of the CPF Advisory Panel, says many retirement plans around the world have made moves to simplify investment choices that have an automated “de-risking” programme.

Financing retirement needs by extracting housing equity
In a panel discussion on lifecycle financing for ageing populations, Prof Joseph Cherian, Director of CAMRI, says a credible party like the government should be the one taking up the tail risks, such as when seniors outlive the leases of their homes. 
The Business Times (Thursday, 14 July 2016) 

The long march to the future economy
By Joseph Cherian and Lee Kang Hoe (June 2016)
While governments should sweat the big stuff when funding and guiding science & technology basic research, a less interventionist approach on the small stuff will probably serve Singapore well. This article appeared in The Business Times (7 June 2016).

A version of this article also appeared in NUS Think Business, 22 June 2016, entitled, "The Long March to the future economy."

Grooming Leaders
Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI) was mentioned in the article on the Asian Youth Leaders Travel and Learning Camp. He was one of the speakers who presented to 150 participants from Asia Pacific.
Tabla Print (Friday, 15 April 2016)  

Submissions invited for AAM-CAMRI Prize 2016
Mr & Mrs Lin Jo Yan Professor in Banking and Finance Prof David Reeb (Research Director, CAMRI) and Practice Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI) are in the judging panel for the AAM-CAMRI Prize 2016 competition.
Asia Asset Management (Friday, 15 April 2016)  

Q&A with Michael Zink
Mr Michael Zink, Citi Singapore country officer and ASEAN head, answered a number of questions from students at a My Money @ Campus, an event hosted by NUS Business School's Centre for Asset Management, Research and Investments (CAMRI).
The Business Times (Monday, 28 Mar 2016)

Dual-class share structure ensures founder sovereignty
In an interview, Mr and Mrs Lin Jo Yan Prof David Mitchell Reeb (Research Director, CAMRI) shared his views on family firms, including the impact of dual-class listings and how it allows the family to retain control.
Lianhe Zaobao (Thursday, 24 Mar 2016)

University Student Investment Advised To Be In Small Amount For Starting 
This article speaks about the rise in student interest in investments, Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI) commented that this is a good sign.
Lianhe Zaobao (Sunday, 28 Feb 2016)

Include GIC returns when determining CPF interest rate? (The Straits Times, 12 Jan 2016)
Use GIC returns as component in CPF OA rate: NUS prof (The Business Times, 12 Jan 2016)
Bridging CPF gaps NUS don raises idea of payouts, but notes risks (Today, 13 Jan 2016)
Scholars Think That CPF Deposit Interest Rate Should Be Linked With GIC's Rate (Lianhe Zaobao, 13 Jan 2016)
Include GIC returns when determining CPF interest rate? (Asiaone, 14 Jan 2016)
Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI) was quoted in a commentary where he voiced concerns on the importance of ensuring a person's retirement income was "safe, adjusted for inflation and guaranteed".

Call for GIC to invest CPF in local stocks stirs debate (The Business Times, 8 Jan 2016)
Singapore companies need more help to cope with challenging environment: SBF (Channel News Asia, 6 Jan 2016)
Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI) was quoted in a report on Singapore Business Federation's decision to use Central Provident Fund monies to invest in the Singapore stock market.

Spore as global hub for infrastructure finance (The Business Times, 6 Jan 2016)
Commentary by Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI) and Mr Ranjan Chakravarty (Visiting Research Consultant, CAMRI) on how Singapore has been able to maintain its status as the global hub for infrastructure finance. 

The State of the Asset Management Industry: Tipping Points and Trends
By Ranjan Chakravarty and Joseph Cherian (November 2015)

This article appeared inAsia Asset Management's 20th Anniversary (2015) Special Edition Issue

Time ripe for Singapore to become Asian corporate bond trading hub
Commentary by Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI) and Prof Marti G Subrahmanyam (NYU Stern School of Business) on why Singapore should be Asia's bond trading hub, and the need for a research database on Asian bonds.
The Business Times (Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015)

Wild markets bring equity risk premium debate to the fore
Industry practitioners and academics have yet to reach a consensus on the computation of equity risk premiums for a country's stock market and how the figure should be used in investment decisions. Article features comments from Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI).
The Business Times (Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015)

Family firms need capital; Asian markets must respond
Commentary by Dr Emir Hrnjic (Director for Education and Outreach, CAMRI) on how dual-class shares can help expanding family businesses tap on the region's capital markets. This is the third in a series of commentaries on family firms to be published by BusinessWorld in the Philippines.
BusinessWorld (Wednesday, 28 Sept 2015)

Hazeonomics: seeing through the smoke 
Commentary by Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI), Mr Jack Loo (Associate Editor, Think Business) and Assoc Prof Ang Swee Hoon (Dept of Marketing) on the need for ASEAN to take effective action against the transboundary haze. 
The Malaysian Insider (Monday, 21 Sept 2015)
The Jakarta Post (Sunday, 20 Sept 2015)

This article was cited in an INTER PRESS SERVICE (IPS) News Agency feature article entitled, "ASEAN Agreement on Haze? As Clear as Smoke", 13 October 2015.

为什么亚投行能为中国和亚洲带来双赢? 
Commentary by Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI) on how Singapore can play a key role in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, adapted from Think Business.
NetEase (Monday, 24 Aug 2015)
Caijing (Monday, 24 Aug 2015)

Seizing the day
Commentary by Prof Joseph Cherian on the outlook for the asset management industry, which could take guidance from the core-satellite investing approach.  
Asia Asset Management (Aug 2015)

A version of this article also appeared in The Business Times, 10 September 2015, entitled, " Seeking Relevance in a Shrinking Sandbox."

Money Mind: Noble Group
Features comments from Dr Emir Hrnjic (Director of Education & Outreach, CAMRI) on the options facing Noble Group after allegations about irregularities in its accounting practices.
Investment Bank, adapted from Think Business.
Channel NewsAsia (Saturday, 22 Aug 2015)

Murky past of China's Focus Media provides lesson
Commentary by Dr Emir Hrnjic (Director of Education & Outreach, CAMRI), Assoc Prof Pedro Matos (University of Virginia Darden School of Business) and journalist Ms Lianting Tu on why Focus Media's problems illustrate how attention to corporate governance and an understanding of regulatory differences will continue to be a priority for investors in the Chinese market.
The Washington Post (Friday, 17 Jul 2015)

Offering an Asian perspective on investment
An interview with Mr Manraj S Sekhon, CEO of Fullerton Fund Management, on the growth of the company. Article also mentions that Mr Sekhon sits on CAMRI's Board.
The Business Times (Monday, 13 July 2015)

Singapore can play key role in AIIB
Singapore's high-profile role in the AIIB leaves potential for it to develop its infrastructure ecosystem as a hub for innovative project development and finance in the South-east Asia region. Article written by Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI).
The Business Times (Friday, 3 July 2015)
A version of this article also appeared in NUS Think Business, July 3 2015, entitled, "Oh, behave! Why the AIIB can be a win for China and Asia."

Various comments on CAMRI's Seventh Wee Cho Yaw Singapore-China Finance and Banking Forum (as of 1 July 2015)
The Forum was held in Beijing on 18th June and entitled, "China at the Financial Economic Crossroads: The Critical Next Steps". The Forum, which attracted close to 250 people, profiled five expert panelists - they were (1) Prof GAO Xiqing, Former President, China Investment Corporation (CIC); (2) Dr HUANG Haizhou, Managing Director & Management Committee Member, China International Capital Corporation (CICC); (3) Madam Sau KWAN, President, E Fund Management; and (4) Mrs LIM Hwee Hua, Executive Director, Tembusu Partners & former Cabinet Minister, Singapore. The panel was moderated by Professor Anthony NEOH QC, SC, JP, Hong Kong Bar, Dean's Visiting Professor, NUS Business School and former Chief Adviser, China Securities Regulatory Commission.

  1. Lim Hwee Hua on China's economic reforms: Steady pace of reform appropriate for China's national conditions (Lianhe Zaobao)
  2. 杨贤:新加坡成为离岸人民币中心顺理成章 (Xinhua08.com)
  3. 经济改革的重点是发挥市场优势 (Guangming Online)
  4. 国立大学杨贤:银行业不良数据过高与经济疲弱有关 (Caijing.com.cn)
  5. China at the Economic Financial Crossroads: Experts Tell Forum Beijing Should Continue to Liberalise and Market Players Should Respect the Rules (Reuters, Bloomberg, MarketWatch and International Business Times)
  6. CAMRI Concludes Its 7th Wee Cho Yaw Singapore-China Finance And Banking Forum In Beijing (Smart Tech Today)
  7. China at an economic financial crossroads (Asia Asset Management)

Indonesia to Call Time on Tax-Free Debt for Riskiest Borrowers
Companies the world over have used interest payments to shrink their tax bills for decades. Indonesia, faced with record private debt, is trying something different: to ban firms from writing off interest costs against taxable income should debt exceed four times equity. Article features comments from Visiting Senior Fellow Emir Hrnjic, Director of Education and Outreach at CAMRI.
Bloomberg Business (Friday, 22 May 2015)

JPMorgan Checks Fine Print as Kaisa Default Alerts S&P on China
Investors are scrutinizing Chinese developers' books after Kaisa Group Holdings Ltd.'s default, as rating companies highlight accounting red flags. Article features comments from Visiting Senior Fellow Emir Hrnjic, Director of Education and Outreach at CAMRI.
Bloomberg Business (Monday, 18 May 2015)

JPMorgan checks fine print as Kaisa default alerts S&P on China (Bloomberg, 18 May 2015)
Kaisa Group debt dispute spurs closer look at China developers' books (Gulf Times, 17 May 2015)
Investors are scrutinising Chinese developers' books after Kaisa Group Holdings' default, as rating companies highlight accounting red flags. Articles feature comments from Dr Emir Hrnjic (Director of Education & Outreach, CAMRI).

Common Cents: Managing your credit card
Features comments from Prof Sumit Agarwal (Research Director, CAMRI) on the less well known reasons behind credit card debt and what stakeholders can do to minimise such debt.
Channel 5 (Thursday, 30 Apr 2015)

Asia still compelling despite risks: Experts
Despite issues in areas such as infrastructure, interstate conflicts and national governance, there are many reasons to be optimistic about Asia. Article features comments from Prof Sumit Agarwal (Research Director, CAMRI).
The Straits Times (Monday, 20 Apr 2015)

Money Mind: Singapore stock market
Features an interview with Prof David Reeb (CAMRI) on attracting more Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) to list in the SGX.
Channel News Asia (Saturday, 11 Apr 2015)

Deluded graduates in Asia still want to work in investment banking
Asia's top graduates still want to work in investment banking over other less glamorous parts of the financial sector, which poses a shortage of talent for corporate banks providing bulk of job opportunities. Article features comments from Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI).
eFinancialCareers.com (Thursday, 9 Apr 2015)

Uber是否能带我们去兜风?
Commentary by Prof Sumit Agarwal (Research Director, CAMRI) on why the issues facing Uber may just be the tip of the iceberg, and what policymakers need to consider. This article was reproduced from Think Business.
ForbesChina.com (Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015)

培养亚洲的下一代金融领导者 (ForbesChina.com, 20 Mar 2015)
培养亚洲金融新领袖 (CFO World, Mar 2015)
Commentary by Prof Bernard Yeung (Dean) and Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI) on the need for Asia's finance leaders to undergo contextualised training and mentoring, and the Asia Leaders in Financial Institutions programme.

一些银行停止 在信用卡账单附回邮信封
Many banks in Singapore no longer provide return envelopes for customers to pay their credit card bills, in a bid to encourage online banking and reduce the usage of paper. Article features comments from Prof Sumit Agarwal (Research Director, CAMRI) on why this may disadvantage older customers.
Lianhe Zaobao (Saturday, 21 Mar 2015)

Study what makes people tick to effect change, says NUS prof (Today, 20 Mar 2015)
How do you get people to change? Study what makes them tick, says economist (Channelnewsasia.com, 20 Mar 2015)
Prof Sumit Agarwal (Research Director, CAMRI) says studying what makes people tick will help policymakers better assess which tools to wield to achieve desired outcomes. Article mentions that Prof Agarwal was speaking after giving a talk under the Think Business speaker series.

Banking compliance: will one-size-fits-all do? (The Business Times, 13 Mar 2015)
One-size-fits-all finance regulations end up fitting no one (The Malaysian Insider, 13 Mar 2015)
One-size-fits-all finance regulations end up fitting no one (Malay Mail Online, 13 Mar 2015)
Commentary by Prof Bernard Yeung (Dean), Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI) and Mr Anil Kishora, former CEO of the State Bank of India in Singapore, on why it is important for Asia and Asian institutions to develop their own compliance regulations.

Uber是否能带我们去兜风?
Commentary by Prof Sumit Agarwal (Research Director, CAMRI) on why the issues facing Uber may just be the tip of the iceberg, and what policymakers need to consider, reproduced from Think Business.
Business Review Online (Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015)

Technology helps banks engage clients beyond physical branch (Channelnewsasia.com, 4 Mar 2015)
Singapore Tonight: As banks go digital (Channel NewsAsia, 3 Mar 2015)
Technology is helping to level the playing field between foreign and local banks in Singapore. Industry experts say that while digital platforms enable banks to engage their customers outside the physical branch, the personal touch is still required. Stories feature comments from Prof Sumit Agarwal (Research Director, CAMRI).

Singapore Tonight: Changes to CPF system
A 'live' interview with CPF Advisory Panel member Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI) on the various changes recommended by the panel.
Channel NewsAsia (Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015)

Talkback: The CPF Advisory Panel's first batch of recommendations
A 'live' interview with CPF Advisory Panel member Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI) on the group's recommendations. Prof Cherian also took calls from listeners.
938Live (Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015)

CPF reform: Nudge people to make optimal choices
Commentary by Prof Sumit Agarwal (Research Director, CAMRI) on why the Government should, to some extent, take a paternalistic stance when it comes to helping people save for retirement.
The Straits Times (Monday, 9 Feb 2015)

Primetime Asia: S&P settles sub-prime case
S&P has been slapped with a US$1.4 billion dollar penalty for its role in the US sub-prime mortgage meltdown, and Moody's is also being accused of inflating ratings. Features an interview with Prof Sumit Agarwal (Research Director, CAMRI) on how problems with ratings can be eradicated.
Channel NewsAsia (Friday, 6 Feb 2015)

CPF reforms: Key issue is inadequate retirement savings
Commentary by Dr Walter E. Theseira, assistant professor of economics at NTU, on the dilemma that the Government faces in helping Singaporeans save for retirement. The article cites research by Prof Sumit Agarwal (Research Director, CAMRI), Dr Qian Wenlan (Dept of Finance) and Dr Jessica Pan (FASS) on the usage of CPF funds.
The Straits Times (Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015)

Exercise withdrawal option with care, says panel (Today, 5 Feb 2015)
How much does one need to retire? The answer varies greatly (Today, 5 Feb 2015)
Articles feature interviews with CPF Advisory Panel member Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI) on the panel's recommendations, which have been accepted by the Government.

Why do companies delist? (Channelnewsasia.com, 3 Feb 2015)
Primetime Asia: Wave of delistings (Channel NewsAsia, 2 Feb 2015)
More companies are pulling out of stock exchanges, citing reasons such as low trading volumes or the cost of maintaining a listing. Story features comments from Dr Emir Hrnjic (Director of Education & Outreach, CAMRI).

Singapore Tonight: Rising mortgage rates (Channel NewsAsia, 2 Feb 2015)
Singapore's home mortgage rates continue to rise (Channelnewsasia.com, 2 Feb 2015)
News 5: Rising mortgage rates (Channel 5, 2 Feb 2015)
Home buyers may have to service higher monthly mortgages, and industry watchers say this could reduce household disposable income. Story features comments from Prof Sumit Agarwal (Research Director, CAMRI).

Grooming Asia's finance leaders (The Business Times, 13 Jan 2015)
Time for Asia's finance leaders to step up (The Malaysian Insider, 13 Jan 2015)
Time for Asia's finance leaders to step up (The Edge Financial Daily, 14 Jan 2015)
Commentary by Prof Bernard Yeung (Dean) and Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI) on the need for Asia's finance leaders to undergo contextualised training and mentoring, and the Asia Leaders in Financial Institutions programme.

Lessons from Uber
Commentary by Prof Sumit Agarwal (Research Director, CAMRI)) on why the issues facing Uber may just be the tip of the iceberg, reproduced from Think Business.
The Edge Financial Daily (Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015)

Sliding home prices 'won't hit spending'
Consumer spending grew only 1.2 per cent in the third quarter of 2014, but economists and housing academics say that sliding home prices should not deter shoppers too much as long as the fall in real estate prices is gradual and the job market stays strong. Article features comments from Prof Sumit Agarwal (Research Director, CAMRI).
The Straits Times (Monday, 12 Jan 2015)

Is Uber taking us for a ride? (Today, 22 Dec 2014)
Is Uber taking us for a ride? (The Malaysian Insider, 22 Dec 2014)
Commentary by Prof Sumit Agarwal (Research Director, CAMRI) on why the issues facing Uber may just be the tip of the iceberg, and what policymakers need to consider.

NUS B-School's ALFI programme helps Asian leaders build own business model
An interview with Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI) and Dr Emir Hrnjic (Director of Education & Outreach, CAMRI) on the new Asia Leaders in Financial Institutions programme and some of its highlights.
The Edge (Monday, 15 Dec 2014)

The emerging talent shortage now sweeping the Asian finance sector
An interview with Prof Bernard Yeung (Dean) and Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI) on the importance of developing C-suite leaders for Asia's finance sector and the value of NUS Business School's Asia Leaders in Financial Institutions programme.
eFinancialCareers.com (Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014)

Primetime Asia: Uber aims for $40b valuation
Ridesharing service Uber has reportedly been valued at $40 billion in its latest fundraising drive, but the firm is facing tougher regulations in many Asian markets. Story features comments from Prof Sumit Agarwal (Research Director, CAMRI).
Channel NewsAsia (Thursday, 27 Nov 2014)

Singapore Tonight: Local exchange must innovate (Channel NewsAsia, 20 Nov 2014)
SGX must innovate to remain relevant: Analysts (Channelnewsasia.com, 20 Nov 2014)
Market watchers say the Hong Kong-Shanghai trading link could put pressure on Singapore's capital market in attracting listings. The story features comments from Dr Emir Hrnjic (Director of Education & Outreach, CAMRI) on why SGX should allow dual-class shares.

针对改善公积金退休保障 人力部将办四场讨论会 (Lianhe Zaobao)
改善公积金制度 人力部邀公众讨论 (MyPaper - Chinese)
Members of the public have been invited to join a series of focus group discussions on enhancements to the CPF system. Articles mention that Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI) is a member of the CPF Advisory Panel.

The impact of superstition
Commentary by Prof Sumit Agarwal (Research Director, CAMRI) on research showing that superstitious housing practices, such as choosing a flat with a 'lucky' unit number, do not translate into better luck. This article was reproduced from Think Business.
The Edge Financial Daily (Thursday, 16 October 2014)

迷信的影响:不祥预兆
Commentary by Prof Sumit Agarwal (Research Director, CAMRI) on research showing that superstitious housing practices, such as choosing a flat with a 'lucky' unit number, do not translate into better luck. This article was reproduced from Think Business.
Chief Executive China Online (Friday, 10 October 2014)
ForbesChina.com (Saturday, 11 October 2014)
Business Review (Monday, 10 November 2014)

Talking Business: Hong Kong protests
A panel discussion about the protests in Hong Kong and whether the civil disobedience would impact the city's economy. The panel features Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI).
BBC World News (Friday, 3 October 2014)

DBS chief warns of Basel fallout
Mr Piyush Gupta, CEO of DBS, has warned that the more stringent bank capital rules for the already well-capitalised local lenders may hurt economic growth in the region. Article features comments from Prof Sumit Agarwal (Research Director, CAMRI).
IFRAsia.com (Saturday, 4 October 2014)

Emir Hrnjić za Radiosarajevo.ba: Kako sam dospio do BBC-a
An interview with Dr Emir Hrnjic (Director of Education & Outreach, CAMRI) on his career in Singapore.
Radio Sarajevo (Sunday, 28 September 2014)

Kurang produk bermutu jejas industri kewangan Islam
Islamic finance experts will be sharing their views at the upcoming Islamic Finance Services Conference. The panel of experts include Dr Emir Hrnjic (Director of Education & Outreach, CAMRI).
Berita Harian (Friday, 26 September 2014)

阿里上市, 与你何干?
Many have become rich after the successful listing of Alibaba in the US. The firm has also taken steps to strengthen its monitoring of counterfeit goods. However, issues still remain. Article features comments from Dr Emir Hrnjic (Director of Education & Outreach, CAMRI).
Xinmin Weekly (Wednesday, 24 September 2014)

First Up: The Alibaba IPO
Emir Hrnjic (Director of Education & Outreach, CAMRI) discussed the Alibaba IPO, China's e-commerce market and why Alibaba's listing in the U.S. was a wake-up call to exchanges in Asia with Bloomberg's Angie Lau on "First Up." Bloomberg TV (Monday, 22 September 2014)

CPF untuk apa? Naik haji? Pelaburan sendiri? Penggunaan bijak usia senja?
More coverage of the advisory panel set up by the Ministry of Manpower to study possible improvements to the CPF system. Article mentions that Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI) is on the panel.
Berita Harian Singapore (Saturday, 20 September 2014)

Primetime Asia: Alibaba's New York debut
'Live' interviews with Dr Emir Hrnjic (Director of Education & Outreach, CAMRI) on the value of Alibaba's IPO in New York and what the listing means for other bourses.
Channel NewsAsia (Friday, 19 September 2014)

阿里巴巴赴美国IPO:中国的分水岭和亚洲的警钟
Commentary by Dr Emir Hrnjic (Director of Education & Outreach, CAMRI) on why Alibaba's New York IPO is a wake-up call for Asia, reproduced from Think Business.
ForbesChina.com (Friday, 19 September 2014)

The 'lucky 8' premium in housing unit prices
Commentary by Prof Sumit Agarwal (Research Director, CAMRI) on research showing that superstitious housing practices, such as choosing a flat with a 'lucky' unit number, do not translate into better luck. This article was reproduced from Think Business.The Straits Times (Friday, 19 September 2014)

Asia Business Report: Alibaba's IPO
Features a 'live' interview with Dr Emir Hrnjic (Director of Education & Outreach, CAMRI) on Alibaba's ownership structure and why the firm chose not to list in Hong Kong.
BBC World News (Wednesday, 17 September 2014)

Singaporeans' puzzling behaviour at age 55
by Sumit Agarwal (Research Director, CAMRI), Jessica Pan And Wenlan Qian
The Straits Times (Thursday, 11 September 2014)

Alibaba's IPO, wake-up call for Asia
Commentary by Dr Emir Hrnjic (Director of Education & Outreach, CAMRI) on why Alibaba's upcoming listing on the New York Stock Exchange is a wake-up call for Asian exchanges, which risk losing out on some high-value IPOs, reproduced from Think Business.
The Edge Financial Daily (Thursday, 11 September 2014)

CPF Panel appointed to study possible CPF refinements. During his 2014 National Day Rally Speech, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke about the Central Provident Fund (CPF) system, which together with home ownership, form the twin pillars of retirement adequacy in Singapore. As the CPF is a fairly complex scheme, the PM said that the Ministry of Manpower would appoint a CPF Advisory Panel to study possible refinements and enhancements to the CPF. To that end, the Ministry of Manpower announced on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 that it has appointed a 13-member advisory panel to study possible changes to the CPF system. The following articles mention that Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI) is among those appointed to the panel.
  1. New CPF panel 'to reflect diverse views' (The Straits Times)
  2. Panel appointed to study possible CPF refinements (The Business Times)
  3. 公积金咨询团成立 将提改善制度建议 (Lianhe Zaobao)
  4. Advisory body appointed to look into possible CPF enhancements (Channelnewsasia.com)
  5. 公积金咨询委员会 预计一年内完成检讨 (Lianhe Wanbao)

Bagaimana S'pura boleh manfaat potensi kewangan dan perbankan Islam?
Dr Emir Hrnjic (Director of Education & Outreach, CAMRI) will be speaking at the upcoming Islamic Financial Services Conference, jointly organised by the Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Singapore Business Federation and Gulf-Asia Shari'ah Compliant Investments Association. Article features Dr Hrnjic's comments on Singapore's potential in this sector.
Berita Harian Singapore (Saturday, 6 September 2014)

New stocks on the block
The anticipated listing of Alibaba on the New York Stock Exchange is likely to be the biggest ever. Despite Facebook's botched flotation, it seems that the market's appetite for big IPOs is back with a vengeance. Article features comments from Dr Emir Hrnjic (Director of Education & Outreach, CAMRI).
Financial Management magazine (September 2014)

Seven pillars of a good retirement savings system
Commentary by Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI) on the strengths of the CPF system and where it can be improved. This article is partially based on a "live interview" that 938LIVE, MediaCorp's English-language news/talk radio station, had with the author on 19 August 2014.
The Straits Times (Monday, 29 August 2014)

Asia Business Report: When are US interest rates going up?
A 'live' interview with Prof Sumit Agarwal (Research Director, CAMRI) on the outlook for US interest rates and the Federal Reserve's policies.
BBC World News (Monday, 25 August 2014)

Talking Point: CPF policy changes and retirement adequacy
A 'live' panel discussion on the CPF policy changes announced by PM Lee Hsien Loong at the National Day Rally, featuring Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI).
Channel NewsAsia (Wednesday, 20 August 2014)

Talk Back: CPF changes
A 'live' interview with Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI) on the CPF changes announced by PM Lee Hsien Loong during the National Day Rally. Prof Cherian also took questions from listeners during the programme.
938Live (Tuesday, 19 August 2014)

Three areas where CPF could be changed
Yesterday's National Day Rally was closely watched for PM Lee Hsien Loong's expected announcements on measures to improve the CPF system, among other changes to national policies. Published a day before the Rally, this article features suggestions from Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI).
Today (Saturday, 16 August 2014)

Money Mind: Bitcoins
Story features comments from Prof Sumit Agarwal (Dept of Finance) on the factors one should consider before using or investing in bitcoins.
Channel NewsAsia (Wednesday, 30 July 2014)

Opening doors
China is opening its domestic capital markets to a widening group of foreign investors as it seeks to unlock its capital account and expand the use of the yuan. Article features comments from Dr Emir Hrnjic (Director of Education & Outreach, CAMRI).
IFRAsia.com (Tuesday, 29 July 2014)

Various issues were raised at the Institute of Policy Studies' Forum on CPF and Retirement Adequacy held on Tuesday, 22 July 2014, which featured Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam and Manpower Minister Tan Chuan Jin. Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI), one of the panellists, felt that there is need to keep CPF funds for retirement and other uses separate, to reduce the temptation of tapping on one's retirement savings. Ways to reform the CPF system were also discussed at the forum. Various media and TV outlets featured comments, suggestions & views from Joe Cherian about the CPF scheme, as well as on issues in the ongoing public debate over the scheme (as of 1 August 2014)

  1. CPF: The hot button issues (Channel NewsAsia)
  2. How to improve the CPF: Experts' take (Straits Times)
  3. Raise withdrawal age for the young, gradually (Straits Times)
  4. Reduce amounts allowed for buying property (Straits Times)
  5. Talkback: 'Live' interview on CPF (938Live)
  6. 专家:避免添困惑 若提供更多公积金高回报选项 应简单明了 (Lianhe Zaobao)
  7. Singapore Tonight: 'Live' interview on CPF (Channel NewsAsia)
  8. Is 'generous' use of CPF funds a threat to retirement adequacy? (Today)

Many S'poreans keen to work in golden years: Poll
A survey by the Sunday Times found that 73.1 per cent of those polled either plan to work part-time or be active investors after they retire. This article looks at the various aspects of retirement and how to get the best out of those years. Features comments from Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI).
Sunday Times and AsiaOne (Sunday, 27 July 2014)


Various comments on CAMRI's Sixth Wee Cho Yaw Singapore-China Finance and Banking Forum (as of 1 August 2014)
The Forum was held in Singapore on 25th July and entitled, "Rethinking the Concept of Service in the Financial Services Industry". The Forum, which attracted close to 400 people, profiled five expert panelists - they were (1) Mr Piyush Gupta, Group CEO, DBS; (2) Ms Teo Swee Lian, Special Advisor, Managing Director's Office, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS); (3) Mr Robert Lagerwey, Vice President, Operations, Capella Hotel Group Asia; (4) Mr Michael Zink, Head of ASEAN and Country Officer for Singapore, Citigroup; and (5) Mr Eddie Khoo, Managing Director and Head, Group Personal Financial Services and Private Banking, UOB. The panel was moderated by Professor Anthony Neoh QC, SC, JP, Hong Kong Bar, Dean's Visiting Professor, NUS Business School and former Chief Adviser, China Securities Regulatory Commission.
  1. Singapore Tonight: Banks grapple with scrutiny (Channel NewsAsia)
  2. 业者:面对更严格监管 银行须平衡客户和监管者要求 (Lianhe Zaobao)
  3. Banking chiefs say regulation of the industry needs to strike right balance (Channelnewsasia.com)
  4. 张瑞莲:银行在环境变化中应坚持服务普通客户为本 (Xinhua News Agency)

S'pore should sharpen its edge in Islamic finance
Commentary by Dr Emir Hrnjic (Director of Education & Outreach, CAMRI) on the opportunities that await Singapore in the global Islamic finance sector.
The Straits Times (Tuesday, 22 July 2014)

公积金制可更亲民惠民
Since the introduction of the CPF system, the public has, from time to time, called on the Government to relax restrictions on the use of CPF funds. Article features comments from Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI) and Assoc Prof Toh Mun Heng (Dept of Strategy & Policy) on what can be done.
Lianhe Zaobao (Sunday, 20 July 2014)

Singapore Tonight: CPF returns more than fair (Channel NewsAsia)
News 5 Tonight: CPF returns more than fair (Channel 5)
CPF returns are more than fair, say experts (Channelnewsasia.com)
Industry experts say CPF rates are more than fair as returns are well above market rates and backed by one of the few remaining triple-A rated governments in the world. Stories feature comments from Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI).
(Wednesday, 9 July 2014)

Speeding reform
China is quickening the transformation of its domestic debt capital markets to wean borrowers from bank financing and to create a more market-driven system that offers borrowers better access to capital. Article features comments from Dr Emir Hrnjic, (Director of Education and Outreach, CAMRI).
IFRAsia.com (June 2014)

专家学者认为: 提高公积金利率 风险会变 更高 万一投资亏损 须增税或动用储备金
Increasing CPF interest rates in tandem with market movements may not be a good thing as that could mean higher risks for individuals. Article features comments from Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI).
Shin Min Daily News (Monday, 9 June 2014)

GIC bets big on Chinese debt (Reuters, Friday, 6 June 2014)
过去数周 GIC购18亿元中国债券 (Lianhe Zaobao, Saturday, 7 June 2014)
GIC is making waves in Asia's debt markets with a series of unusually big investments in bonds from China. The unusual approach, however, raises questions about GIC's concentration of exposure to Chinese fixed income. Articles feature comments from Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI).

Hunt for higher CPF yields entails trade-offs, risks
PM Lee Hsien Loong said last week that the results of a CPF review will be shared in August. Raising CPF returns may seem the most desirable and direct way to secure a decent retirement for Singaporeans. But doing so is far from straightforward. Article features comments from Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI).
The Business Times (Friday, 6 June 2014)

Competition casts shadow over Chinese rating agencies
Fierce competition among rating agencies in China is creating incentives for them to be less stringent about their credit assessments, while the push to create a municipal bond market could worsen matters. Article features comments from Dr Emir Hrnjic (Director of Education & Outreach, CAMRI).
Reuters (Wednesday, 4 June 2014)

Where dual-class share structures might work
Commentary by Dr Emir Hrnjic (Director of Education & Outreach, CAMRI) on the benefits of allowing dual-class listings in the Singapore market.
The Business Times (Wednesday, 4 June 2014)

Tough future for China rating firms
China's top rating agencies are expected to find it difficult to keep pace with the growth of the country's bond market, due to increasing competition and existing business models that do not accommodate bigger trades with higher fees. Article features comments from Dr Emir Hrnjic (Director of Education & Outreach, CAMRI).
IFRAsia.com (Saturday, 31 May 2014)

TalkBack: Retirement savings and how CPF can serve Singaporeans better
An interview with Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI) on the factors to consider when saving for retirement and how the CPF system can be enhanced. Prof Cherian also fielded questions from listeners.
938Live (Wednesday, 28 May 2014)

CPF payouts must rise to match inflation, warn experts
CPF payouts need to rise with inflation to ensure that Singaporeans have enough to retire on, according to finance experts. Article features comments from Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI).
The Straits Times (Wednesday, 21 May 2014)

Asia Business Report: Asia's labour issues
Features an interview with Prof Sumit Agarwal (Research Director, CAMRI) on labour issues in Asia and the benefits of a minimum wage policy.
BBC World (Thursday, 1 May 2014)

A "hybrid" career in asset management
Features an interview with Prof Joseph Cherian, Director of CAMRI, on his "hybrid" career in asset management and the academy.
Inside Johnson, Cornell Enterprise Online (April 2014)

What is behind SGX's current dry spell
Article features comments from Dr Emir Hrnjic, Director of Education & Outreach at CAMRI.
The Straits Times (Tuesday, 29 April 2014)

金融界的女性:登顶之洞见
At a talk organised by CAMRI, leading women from the financial world gave their take on achieving career success in an industry often seen as dominated by men. This article was reproduced from Think Business.
Business Review (Tuesday, 8 April 2014)

金融界的女性:登顶之洞见
At a talk organised by CAMRI, leading women from the financial world gave their take on achieving career success in an industry often seen as dominated by men. This article was reproduced from Think Business.
ChaseDream Career (April 2014)

US academic explains greenback's dominance
The US dollar's dominance as a reserve and safe-haven currency has increased after the global financial crisis of 2008 and is unlikely to be challenged anytime soon, not even by the Chinese renminbi, according to Eswar Prasad, Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy at Cornell University, who spoke at a lecture organised by CAMRI.
The Business Times (Monday, 7 April 2014)

Emir Hrnjić, finansijski mag bosanskim metodama podučava studente usred Singapura (RadioSarajevo.ba)
Emir Hrnjić, finansijski mag: Sarajlija na privremenom radu u Singapuru (Ekapija.ba)
Moj san je da osnujem ili da vodim Univerzitet u Sarajevu (Biznis.ba)
An interview with Dr Emir Hrnjic, Director of Education & Outreach at CAMRI, on his thoughts about home in Bosnia and his career.
(Tuesday, 11 March 2014)


Article features comments from Dr Emir Hrnjic, Director of Education & Outreach at CAMRI, on the strengths of Singapore's wealth management market.
Seoul Economic Daily (Tuesday, 11 March 2014)

NUS MBA students win Asian stock pitch competition

The team from NUS Business School beat seven other competing groups from business schools in the region.
NUS Campus News (Friday, 28 February 2014)

金融界的女性:登顶之洞见
At the Women in Banking & Investment Forum organised by CAMRI, top women in the financial industry shared how they succeeded and built a family in the process. This article was reproduced from Think Business.
ForbesChina.com (Thursday, 27 February 2014)

NUS MBA students clinch championship with 'buy' call on NOL in NUS Asian Stock Pitch Competition
NUS MBA students Nilendra Weerasinghe, Jiang Mingzi and Abhishek Khandelwal have won the NUS Asian Stock Pitch Competition.
TheIndependent.Sg (Sunday, 23 February 2014)

Construction noise? Power bill goes up
Researchers from NUS and the Future Cities Laboratory found that on average, people here use 6 per cent more electricity when there is construction near them. The research was led by Assoc Prof Sumit Agarwal (Research Director, CAMRI).
The Straits Times (Monday, 27 January 2014)

Singapore fights image as Swiss banker of Asia
Singapore is ramping up measures to address talk that it is a tax haven. The government here is now negotiating a deal with the US that requires banks in Singapore to share details of Americans' offshore assets with the Internal Revenue Service. Features comments from Prof Joseph Cherian, Director of CAMRI.
Voice of America, TheCuttingEdgeNews.com (Wednesday, 25 December 2013)

News Pulse at Midnight: US President says no winners after budget crisis
In a speech after signing legislation that ended a government shutdown, US President Barack Obama warned that the political dysfunction in the US had encouraged its enemies and depressed its friends, and said the crisis had left no winners in Washington. This Channel NewsAsia story featured a 'live' interview with Dr Brian Fabbri (Visiting Research Fellow, CAMRI) on the implications of the stand-off. Unfortunately the video cannot be displayed on the CAMRI website due to copyright reasons.
Channel NewsAsia (Monday, 21 October 2013)

How much does it cost to retire?
A radio interview with Joseph Cherian, Director of CAMRI, on Business FM 89.9 in Malaysia. The interview covered financial planning for seniors, the importance of saving for retirement from an early age, and the retirement savings situation in Malaysia and Singapore. Other topics discussed included financial literacy for seniors/retirees and the role of government in national social security savings schemes, especially in ensuring that citizens invest appropriately & safely for retirement over their lifecycle.
The Bigger Picture Program, Business FM 89.9 (Thursday, 26 September 2013)

How the Fed merrily strings us along
Commentary by Dr Brian Fabbri (Visiting Research Fellow, CAMRI) on how the US Federal Reserve is using 'forward guidance', or the anticipation of policy actions, almost as a monetary tool in itself. This was reproduced from Think Business.
The Business Times (Thursday, 26 September 2013)

It Figures: Your home, your nest egg?
This episode examined whether the purchase of HDB flats and the appreciation of prices would pay off in one's silver years, given that Singapore has one of the highest home-ownership rates in the world. Features comments from Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI).
Channel NewsAsia (Tuesday, 3 September 2013)

Raffles Conversation with CAMRI Public Lecture Speaker, Nobel laureate Robert C. Merton (The Business Times, Saturday, 10 August 2013)
Professor Merton of MIT shares his views on financial innovation, risks and crises, and the misconceptions surrounding them. That financial tools for risk management are not to blame for the recent crisis as much as its misuse by the financial players. History has after all shown that well-functioning financial markets, institutions and innovations are critical to economic development and growth. Example, central banks around the world now thrive and function on bilateral and multilateral interest rate and currency swaps, especially during times of global financial crisis where these innovations can act as stabilizing mechanisms. That being said, financial instruments such as derivatives can also be misused, just as any handyman's tool can be misused. But that doesn't mean they are intrinsically bad and should be over-regulated or be outlawed. The same way one shouldn't get rid of food because of a severe obesity problem in the population.

Various comments on CAMRI's fifth Wee Cho Yaw Singapore-China Finance and Banking Forum (as of 13 January 2014)
The Forum was held in Shanghai on 31st July and entitled, "China's Asset Management Industry: The Opportunities and Challenges". The Forum, which saw close to 300 people in attendance, profiled five expert panelists from the legal profession, trust business, fund management, asset management consulting, and private equity - they were (1) Professor Anthony Neoh, of the Hong Kong Bar, Dean's Visiting Professor at NUS Business School and former Chief Adviser to the China Securities Regulatory Commission; (2) Dr Qian Jun, Chief Executive Officer of Hwabao Trust; (3) Ms Jasmine Lim, Deputy General Manager of Ping An–UOB Fund Management (and our alumnus); (4) Mr Peter Alexander, Managing Director of Z-Ben Advisors; and (5) Mr Huang Jingsheng, Partner of TPG. The panel was moderated by Prof. Joe Cherian. Media coverage of the event included comments that China's QFII quota system will likely be dropped in three to five years and the country's equity market has become dysfunctional after the regulator halted share sales and investors shifted to wealth-management products.

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Asia Business Report: Australia takes steps against insider trading
Australia's corporate watchdog will conduct random checks on companies this reporting season to ensure discussions with analysts do not break insider trading laws. Features an interview with Assoc Prof Sumit Agarwal (Research Director, CAMRI) on the risks.
BBC World News (Friday, 12 July 2013)

Singapore Censures 20 Banks on Traders' Bids to Manipulate Rates
Proactive and transparent steps in the right direction taken by the regulators in Singapore on the possible rigging in the interest-rate and currency markets continue to instill confidence about the prudence, reliability and rule-of-law enforcement ability of the regulators in this jurisdiction. Joseph Cherian, Director of CAMRI, said that the punishment meted out will provide a clear signal that manipulation and other forms of financial shenanigans, riggings and violations of the law will not be tolerated in a well-respected global financial center like Singapore.
Bloomberg (Friday, 14 June 2013)

Does 'free money' really boost spending?
Commentary by Assoc Prof Sumit Agarwal (Research Director, CAMRI) on whether the Growth Dividends issued in 2011 were an effective way to help low-income households.
Today, Malaysian Insider (Thursday, 13 June 2013) - reproduced from Think Business

Various comments on monetising HDB (Public Housing) flats (6 - 7 June 2013)
Elderly Singaporeans have shown little interest in using their HDB flats to get extra cash, according to a recent Ministry of National Development study. Various media and TV outlets featured comments from Prof Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI) on the need to simplify government schemes that help senior citizens monetise their flats. He proposes a simple home-for-annuity program for the lower-income elderly citizens in Singapore, i.e., a reverse mortgage program that converts the monetized value of their home into a life annuity (example, CPF Life) that is jointly administered by the CPF (life annuity part) and HDB (mortgage part). There could be private sector involvement in the reverse mortgage, but it has to be regulated by the government and have a "no-eviction" clause over the life of the mortgagor. And to the former point, the mortgage borrowing rate has to be non-punitive, and perhaps even concessionary. At the termination of the program (i.e., upon death), any surplus funds from the appreciated home value being larger than the outstanding loan value, is retained by the estate of the deceased, any shortfalls due to depreciating home values (a.k.a. "underwater" loans) are absorbed by the govt. This "benevolent" home-for-annuity program should not be open to all segments of Singapore society, rather just its lower-income elderly citizens.

Govt rebates: Spend or save?
Features a full-length commentary by Assoc Prof Sumit Agarwal (Research Director, CAMRI) on whether the "Growth Dividends" (government cash rebates) issued in 2011 were an effective way to help low-income households. Sumit reports a number of interesting findings. First, the consumption by consumers rose significantly after the announcement and disbursement. Second, consumers started to increase their spending during the two-month period before the cash payout. Third, the consumption response was concentrated in debit card and credit card spending. Fourth, there wasn't any significant change in the number of debit transactions in checking accounts as captured by ATM usage, branch and online transactions. In fact, while consumption rose primarily in the non-food, discretionary category, it also rose for low-income households. Young, unmarried, non-university educated and possibly liquidity-constrained consumers responded most strongly with increased debit card spending. As expected, low-income households spend the money, while high-income households save it. As a consequence, it would be prudent for the Government to aim future stimulus programmes primarily at low-income households.
The Straits Times (Thursday, 6 June 2013)

Reuters LiveChat with National University of Singapore Professor Joseph Cherian
A Reuters LiveChat interview-commentary conducted in New York with Prof Joseph Cherian, Director at CAMRI, on Singapore's property market & high-tech sector, and on Abenomics.
Thomson Reuters Global Markets Forum Newsletter (Wednesday, 17 April 2013)

A savings strategy from Singapore
Features a full-length interview in New York with Prof Joseph Cherian, Director at CAMRI, on how inflation-linked bonds and inflation-linked annuities can help both US and Asian retirement savers have a more worry-free, secure and comfortable life in retirement.
Wall Street Journal MarketWatch (Tuesday, 16 April 2013)

Inflation indexing missing in CPF Life
Commentary from Prof Joseph Cherian, Director at CAMRI, on why government inflation-indexed bonds are a necessity, well-designed reverse mortgages are helpful to retirees, and how CPF Life (an extant life retirement annuity) can be improved further with an inflation-indexing feature.
The Straits Times (Tuesday, 2 April 2013)

Yuan clearing bank a plus for Singapore
Commentary from Prof Joseph Cherian, Director at CAMRI, on the ability to transact renminbi business right out of the Republic will burnish its reputation as a global financial hub.
The Business Times (Tuesday, 19 March 2013)

Singapore banks likely to drop Malaysia FX reference rate - source
Features comments from Prof Joseph Cherian, Director at CAMRI, about the possible plan by the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) to end the daily publication of the ringgit reference rate.
The Straits Times, New Sarawak Tribune, Oriental Daily News, Reuters, CNBC.com, Yahoo! Finance Singapore and Business Standard (Thursday, 14 March 2013)

Business Singapore: MAS mulls Sibor future
Features an interview with Assoc Prof Sumit Agarwal (Research Director at CAMRI) on the implications of dropping Sibor, following reports that the Monetary Authority of Singapore is considering such a move. Channel NewsAsia (Monday, 18 February 2013)

Squawk Box: Singapore's MAS investigates possible rate-rigging of ASEAN currencies
Features an interview with Assoc Prof Sumit Agarwal (Research Director at CAMRI) on the implications of the Monetary Authority of Singapore's probe into rate fixing.
CNBC Asia (Tuesday, 5 February 2013)

Currency-fixing probe rattles Singapore
Features comments from Prof Joseph Cherian, Director at CAMRI.
Financial Times (Friday, 1 February 2013)

Regional banks see jump in merger and acquisition activities
Features comments from Assoc Prof Sumit Agarwal, Research Director at CAMRI.
Channelnewsasia.com (Friday, 2 November 2012)

NUS Business School links with CAIA Association for alternative investment courses
Under the partnership, students from NUS Business School will have access to the CAIA Association's courses and events beginning September 2012, from which they will be able to gain investment knowledge on asset classes such as commodities, hedge funds, and private equity.
Singapore Business Review (Monday, 13 August 2012)

MAS looking into SIBOR setting process
Features comments from Assoc Prof Sumit Agarwal, Research Director at CAMRI.
Channelnewsasia.com (Wednesday, 18 July 2012)

MAS says it will look into setting of SIBOR
Features comments from Assoc Prof Sumit Agarwal, Research Director at CAMRI.
Channel NewsAsia (Wednesday, 18 July 2012)

HSBC under fire for failing to apply money laundering rules
Features an interview with Assoc Prof Sumit Agarwal (Research Director at CAMRI) on anti-money laundering compliance at Asian banks, following the HSBC scandal.
938Live (Wednesday, 18 July 2012)

Asia Business Report: HSBC apologises over claims it aided money-laundering
Features an interview with Assoc Prof Sumit Agarwal (Research Director at CAMRI) on whether money laundering is an issue that Asian banks face.
BBC World News (Wednesday, 18 July 2012)

Asia's resilience will see it through euro crisis
Cover story commentary from Director of CAMRI, Prof. Joseph Cherian and Research Fellow of CAMRI, Dr. Ranjan Chakravarty.
China Daily Asia Weekly (Friday - Thursday, 15 - 21 June 2012 and TODAY (Thursday, 5 July 2012)

Asia Business Report: Greece's election results

Features an interview with Prof. Joseph Cherian (Director of CAMRI) on the financial and economic impact of Greece's election results.
BBC World News (Monday, 18 June 2012)

Asia to remain resilient
Cover story comment from Director of CAMRI, Prof. Joseph Cherian and Research Fellow of CAMRI, Dr. Ranjan Chakravarty.
China Daily Asia Weekly (Friday - Thursday, 15 - 21 June 2012)

Tolani-NUS Business School-LKY School Public Lecture: "The Future of the International Monetary System", 13 June 2012 

  1. Grexit a question of 'when and how' – not 'whether'
    Features a special interview with Professor Eswar Prasad, the Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy at Cornell University, on the potential exit of Greece from the eurozone , and the implications for Asia and the rest of world given the eurozone crisis.
    The Business Times (Friday, 22 June 2012)
  2. IMF前高层建议设环球保险机制
    Lianhe Zaobao (Friday, 15 June 2012)
  3. US dollar still key reserve currency
    The Business Times (Thursday, 14 June 2012) 

4th Wee Cho Yaw Singapore-China Finance and Banking Forum, 12 June 2012

  1. Facing high expectations
    China Daily Asia Weekly (Friday - Thursday, 22 - 28 June 2012)
  2. MAS Executive: Singapore Can Play Key Role in Yuan Trade Settlement
    Dow Jones Newswires (Wednesday, 13 June 2012)
  3. Yuan products 'in demand in S'pore'
    The Straits Times (Wednesday, 13 June 2012)
  4. Reforms needed for renminbi to be global reserve currency
    The Business Times (Wednesday, 13 June 2012)
  5. 我国人民币存款已增至120亿新元
    Lianhe Zaobao (Wednesday, 13 June 2012)

Growing your nest egg
Quotes from Director of CAMRI , Prof. Joseph Cherian.
The Edge Singapore (Monday, 11 June 2012)

Asset management fees need to come down: Joseph Cherian
Business Standard (Monday, 26 March 2012)

Morgan Stanley expanding in region
News coverage of the three-year strategic partnership between NUS Business School and Morgan Stanley (supported by CAMRI) so as to provide our students with a deeper understanding of real-world business and finance, and for our students to gain an opportunity to learn from Morgan Stanley's business leaders.
The Straits Times (Tuesday, 13 March 2012)

Newsday: The situation with Greece and the eurozone
Features an interview with Prof. Joseph Cherian (Director of CAMRI) on the current situation with Greece and the Eurozone, ahead of the EU leaders summit.
BBC World News (Friday, 10 February 2012)

Singapore: the next hub for global transaction services?
The Business Times (Wednesday, 11 January 2012)

Planning for a dignified life after retirement
A team of NUS MBA students propose a potential solution through their Real Retirement Income Fund and RRI Fund calculator. Their research project was sponsored as part of CAMRI's Life-cycle Saving and Investing in Asia Research Series.
The Business Times (Monday, 12 December 2011)

SGX STUCK IN A RUT?
The Straits Times (Tuesday, 8 November 2011)

全民PE逐暴利 岂是尽人可分羹
新浪财经 (Tuesday, 1 November 2011)

Impact of Monetary Policy Settings Outside Asia Crucial for Investors
Biz Daily (Monday, 31 October 2011) - excerpted from a video interview that took place on 17 August, 2011

The role of the state in the pension system
The Business Times (Tuesday, 25 October 2011)

Wall St adviser laments state of financial analysis
The Business Times (Thursday, 6 October 2011)

Media Coverage of the 3rd Wee Cho Yaw Singapore-China Finance and Banking Forum, Shanghai
Friday, 2 September 2011

'Standard'models can't explain crashes
The Business Times (Wednesday, 24 August 2011)

Expect one market plunge after another
The Straits Times (Wednesday, 24 August 2011)

PROFESSOR OF THE WEEK
Financial Times (Friday, 8 July 2011)

Trusting in unit trusts
The Business Times (Monday, 20 June 2011)

Singapore 'vulnerable' in face of looming risks in global economy
TODAY (Monday, 23 May 2011)

Analysts warn of looming threats to global economic recovery
Channel NewsAsia (Friday, 13 May 2011)

His dream: to start his own fund
(An interview with an NUS MBA student following his participation in the 2011 Asian MBA Stock Pitch Competition organised by CAMRI)
The Business Times (Monday, 9 May 2011)

AGSM Runner Up In Stock Competition For Asia-Pacific MBAs
Business Because (Wednesday, 13 April 2011)

ASK NUS PROFS; What's behind irregular price movements?
The Business Times (Tuesday, 12 April 2011)

Market casts its vote a month after Singapore
The Business Times (Friday, 8 April 2011)

The Raffles Conversation: A Matter of Common Sense
The Business Times (Saturday, 26 March 2011)

Asia AM industry is a force to be reckoned with
Global Investor Magazine (Thursday, 3 March 2011)

CNA Coverage for NUS-Cornell Applied Research Forum in Asian Asset Management
Channel NewsAsia (Wednesday, 2 March 2011)

SGX appoints senior VP, derivatives head
The Business Times (Thursday, 10 February 2011)

NUS Business School and IMAS in tie-up
The Business Times (Wednesday, 1 December 2010)

China's labour unrest "normal"
The Straits Times (Friday, 6 August 2010)

Euro crisis: Major belt tightening needed
The Straits Times (Thursday, 8 July 2010)

欧元兑新元大跌本地人获益多大
Lianhe Zaobao (Sunday, 30 May 2010)

Valuations in S'pore, HK can't be compared
The Business Times (Monday, 19 April 2010)

国大商学院院长杨贤教授: 我国须培训高素质金融专家
Lianhe Zaobao (Saturday, 10 April 2010)

Give consumers fair financial deals
The Business Times (Monday, 5 April 2010)

Currency experts give their take on euro, US$

The Business Times (Friday, 26 February 2010)

NUS students getting a taste of real investing

The Business Times (Monday, 14 December 2009)



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