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Launch of Singapore Fund Directors Association

3rd December 2020 | Singapore

On 1st December 2020, the Singapore Fund Directors Association (SFDA) was launched in Singapore to support Singapore’s financial industry for fund directors.  The Singapore Fund Directors Association (SFDA) comprised of committee members, appointed Chairman Martin O’Regan, Robert Grome and Soek Khim Chang.

” Launch of Singapore Fund Directors Association (SFDA) “


Singapore Fund Directors Association (SFDA)

The Singapore Fund Directors Association (SFDA) will gather thought leaders, experts, and service providers in the investment fund’s sector from Singapore and other countries.

The SFDA encourages continuous professional development and build a network of informed and experienced individuals working in governance and oversight roles to facilitate greater collaboration and career development opportunities.  The association will also develop subgroups and working groups to promote and tackle industry issues and work with regulatory authorities on governance initiatives.

SFDA will be reaching out to the funds community to encourage members to join.

Association: Singapore Fund Directors Association (SFDA)


$2.96 Trillion Managed Assets in Singapore

In the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Survey 2019, Singapore asset management industry manages around $2.96 trillion of assets, representing 3.3% of global managed assets ($89 trillion).

There are a total of 895 licensed asset managers in Singapore in 2019, with 108 new licensed asset managers. In 2019, 2 new sovereign wealth funds setup offices in Singapore – Banquede France and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.  At the end of 2019, almost 300 Private Equity and Venture Capital managers are based in Singapore.

Of the $2.96 trillion assets, 42% are in equities and 26% are in bonds.  18% ($538 billion) are in alternatives. 11% ($95 billion) are in Collective Investment Schemes (CIS) and 3% are in cash / money.



SFDA Chairman, Martin O’Regan:

Singapore Fund Directors Association Chairman Martin ORegan
Singapore Fund Directors Association Chairman, Martin O’Regan

“With over 25 years of industry experience each I have assembled a strong committee, consisting of myself, Robert Grome and Soek Khim Chang.

Robert was previously Asia Pacific Leader – PwC Asset Management Industry Group until 2014 and since then has been serving large Fund Boards in Asia in different asset classes. Khim’s previous role spanning over 20 years was Head of Dealing at a large Singapore based fund manager, she managed executions across 25 countries with an AUM of USD4bn. For myself after a long career globally in fund administration I have been a full-time independent director for the last seven years.” | The leading financial website for financial professionals, professional investors and HNW investors. Covering capital markets, investments and private wealth in Asia. How do you invest $3 million to $300 million? How do you manage $20 million to $3 billion of assets? Quicklinks: Caproasia Access | TFC | Caproasia | Jobs

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