IMAS launches first-of-its-kind global fintech directory to match investment management industry with fintech solution providers

Singapore, 28 March 2024 – The Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS) is proud to launch the region’s first-of-its-kind global fintech directory for fund managers, facilitating investment managers who are in search for fintech solutions.

Adoption of cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, and automation are quickly becoming a staple for asset managers looking to gain competitive edge. Technological integration has increased efficiency in investment decisions, risk management, and portfolio optimization, helping asset managers adapt to the dynamic and volatile market environment.

The IMAS Fintech Directory has unique features that matches asset managers to fintech solution providers with ease, linking them to compatible firms that can address their specific pain points as well as introducing new use cases that can help drive innovation.

Asset managers can submit industry problem statements and search for curated fintech solutions catered for their specific challenges directly through the IMAS Fintech Directory. The IMAS Fintech Directory allows cross comparison between Fintech solutions as it has a comprehensive database of global Fintech profiles, with submitted reviews from fellow asset managers who have worked with the respective Fintechs. This provides users with available options in the market, increasing transparency and streamlining the decision-making process.

“The asset management industry has made significant strides since 2019 when IMAS kicked off our Digital Accelerator Program (DAP) to encourage greater digital adoption by the industry. The DAP was the first-of-its-kind run by an association in Asia to encourage and discover fintech solutions for the asset management industry. We are very pleased that this Fintech Directory can continue to help bring Fintechs and asset managers together, propelling the industry towards greater innovation,” said Carmen Wee, CEO of IMAS.

Fintechs can make use of the IMAS Fintech Directory to gain visibility in the asset management industry and establish connections with fellow Fintechs. Being able to browse industry problem statements will allow Fintechs to better their understanding of industry gaps and innovate efficiently.

“The IMAS Fintech Directory will further enhance our impact by reaching fund managers and investment professionals across Asia.” said Elsa Pau, Group CEO and Founder of BlueOnion, one of the fintech companies listed on the directory.

According to 2023 Tech Cities Index published by Savills World Research, Singapore has claimed 4th place on the global list. According to Savills, Singaporean fintech companies garnered the most substantial venture capital investment totaling US$34 billion between 2019 and 2022.

Beyond the IMAS Fintech Directory, the association has been at the forefront of fostering digital innovation and adoption within Singapore’s financial ecosystem. Watch an overview of IMAS’s digital initiatives:

About the Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS)

The Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS) was founded on 22nd September 1997 by 10 major financial institutions in Singapore and has since grown to include more than 160 members. As a representative body of investment managers, IMAS spearheads 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. We act as a forum for members, promote exemplary best practices, represent members collectively, educate investors, and improve standards of research and fund management expertise, as a collective drive to promote the investment management industry.

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