History

The Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS) was formed on 22 September 1997. The idea of an investment body was first mooted in November 1995 by the then Finance Minister Dr Richard Hu.

It is a representative body of investment managers spearheading the development of the industry in Singapore.

By fostering high standards of professionalism and promoting exemplary practice among members, the Association seeks to set the benchmark for the investment and fund management industry in Singapore.

It also serves as a forum for members in discussions as well as a collective voice where representation is needed on behalf of the investment management industry, facilitating training for its members, and contributing towards investor education.

The founding members of IMAS were: 

  • The Development Bank of Singapore Ltd,
  • Keppel Bank of Singapore Ltd,
  • Nomura Asset Management Singapore Ltd,
  • Overseas-Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd,
  • Overseas-Union Bank Ltd,
  • Prudential Portfolio Managers Singapore Ltd,
  • Tat Lee Bank Ltd,
  • United Overseas Bank Ltd,
  • Stock Exchange of Singapore Ltd,
  • Singapore Society of Financial Analysts

Our Chairmen – Past to Present