La Francaise to open Singapore office

Singapore on the mapFrench fund manager la Francaise is set to be the latest overseas firm to select Singapore as the location for its new Asian office. The office will be based in Frasers Tower alongside fellow French firm Credit Industriel et Commercial. Both institutions are owned by Credit Mutuel Nord Europe. This will be La Francaise’s third Asian office. In 2016, it opened its first Asian business in Seoul, South Korea. It also distributes funds managed by JL Capital Management out of its Hong Kong office. La Francaise chief executive Philippe Lecomte said the Singapore office would front the firm’s expansion plans in Asia. “We recognise the importance of a strong presence in Asia Pacific,” he said.  “International business development is all about creating proximity. Our aim is to assist Asian investors in the geographic diversification of their real estate portfolios.” The news comes just a week after Canadian fund manager Alberta Investment Management Corp announced plans to open a Singapore office. © 2022 funds global asia

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