FROM THE EDITOR
As part of our annual tradition, we bring you fresh investment ideas to welcome the new year. It’s the Year of the Dog, and nobody should be left barking on the wrong money tree. We talked to experts, bankers, and investment firms as we rounded up ten promising investments ideas that could help boost your finances this year.
For startups seeking for their first round of financing, we also came up with a list of the hottest accelerators to look out for in Singapore. As suggested by the biggest venture capital firms, industry experts and analysts, the list could very well be your ticket to your next big venture this year.
There’s also a new kid in the sharing economy block in the guise of co-living spaces. We delved into the world of co-living, as it provides a solution to Singapore’s housing woes whilst opening up opportunities for developers.
Meanwhile, our regular financial insight column delved into the private equity landscape in Singapore. PE transactions in the first nine months of 2017 reached US$8.2B, surpassing the whole of
2016, with investment activity rising most strongly in Singapore, Indonesia, and Vietnam in the past 12 to 18 months. Despite the influx of dry powder, this year has also seen a decline in the number of transactions. This issue is packed to start the year right. Enjoy!