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

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Mission & Objectives

As a representative body of investment managers, IMAS will spearhead the development of the industry in Singapore, by fostering high standards of professionalism amongst practitioners and creating public awareness of, and interest in the industry. 


  • To promote professionalism and exemplary practice among members in their conduct of the investment management business.
  • To provide a forum for members to discuss issues or matters relating to the investment management industry.
  • To represent members collectively in discussions with, or assist any member to make any representation or recommendation to, any government, government representative, supervisory authority, whether local or foreign, which are concerned with the investment management industry.
  • To promote the education of the investing public on investments and the investment management industry.
  • To improve professionalism and standards of research and fund management expertise in Singapore.
  • To promote the investment and fund management industry.
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The Constitution spells out the objectives of IMAS and the rules and regulations governing its members.

Read the updated Constitution
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1. Management Committee

The Management Committee comprises of the office bearers appointed by the Executive Committee.

The following office bearers were appointed.
Ms Susan Soh  - Chairman
Ms Eleanor Seet - Deputy Chairman
Mr Lim Shyong Piau - Honorary Secretary
Mr Thio Boon Kiat - Honorary Treasurer

2. Executive Committee

This Committee oversees the Secretariat, and is responsible for the oversight and governance of the various sub-Committees. The Regulatory, Education, Development, Risk and Performance, Professional Conduct Committees report into the IMAS Executive Committee. All decisions on matters of discipline of members will be made at the Executive Committee level. 

Please click here to view the list of Executive Committee members.

3. Professional Conduct Committee

All decisions on matters of discipline of members will be made at the Executive Committee level.
In the 2005 annual report, the Executive Committee has undertaken development work in the area of our disciplinary procedures and the operation of the Professional Conduct Committee.

4. Education Committee

The Education Committee strives to provide an educational platform for investment managers to continually upgrade their skills and broaden their knowledge.

5. Development Committee

The Development Committee pursues industry growth and development through various initiatives from introducing best practices and strengthening industry partnerships to stimulating innovations.

6. Regulatory Committee

The Regulatory Committee undertakes to identify and review regulatory policy issues and initiatives that may affect members and, where appropriate, develop industry policy approaches to advance the interests of the Association and its members.

7. Risk and Performance Committee

This Committee supports IMAS in its role as the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) country sponsor.
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