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Sembcorp shareholders’ hands are tight (Guest Post)

Sembcorp shareholders’ hands are tight (Guest Post)

It has been more than a week since the submission of a proposal to SGX by Sembcorp Industry and her subsidiary Sembcorp Marine (SCM) to raise fund of $2.1b for the SCM, and for the demerger between the two entities.

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Brennen Pak is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as BrennenPak and has 3543  followers.

As mentioned in the proposal, the extraordinary general meetings (EGM), for the SCI and SCM shareholders, are likely to convene on the same day in end August/early September. While there may be several resolutions to be tabled at the two EGMs, the success of the whole proposal depends on three items that are inter-conditional:

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SEMBCORP INDUSTRIES AND MARINE DEMERGER: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AND WHAT TO DO (Guest Post)

SEMBCORP INDUSTRIES AND MARINE DEMERGER: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AND WHAT TO DO (Guest Post)

The Sembcorp Group of companies finally announced that Sembcorp Industries and Sembcorp Marine will be demerged with the creation of two focused companies. There will be a proposed Sembcorp Marine Rights issue (SCM Issue) in conjunction with the demerger.

Sembcorp Industries and marine demerger: What you need to know and what to do
This post was originally posted here. The writer, Royston Tan is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as Royston_Tan.
I have written on both Sembcorp Marine and Sembcorp Industries several times, stating that it will be in the best interest for Sembcorp Industries, the parent of Sembcorp Marine, the former holding a 61% stake in the latter, to divest its stake in Sembcorp Marine to become a pure utilities/energy player that will find favor among investors who do not wish to have exposure to its marine business.

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How to Capitalise on the recent Keppel Corp News

How to Capitalise on the recent Keppel Corp News

Last week, the major news was Temasek’s plan to offer Keppel shareholders $7.35 per share, in cash, to buy 554.9 million shares or 30.55% of Keppel.

 

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This partial offer will raise its stake in Keppel from the current 20.45% to 51%.

Temasek will be doing this through its wholly owned subsidiary Kyanite Investment Holdings.

Prior to this news which was released on 22 October Tuesday, Keppel’s shares were halted on 21 October Monday.

When the trading halt was lifted on Tuesday, after the news was announced, Keppel’s stock soared more than 10%.

If you’d bought the Keppel Corp Long DLC on 22 October – it gave a 70% in just one day!

However, this is where it gets interesting – even if you got in late, by buying the 5x Long DLC on 22 October AFTER the news and the stock shooting up, the DLC still could have made you more than 20% within a few days.

This is the magnitude of serious returns we’re talking about.

So what’s this all mean for retail investors?

A Daily Leverage Certificate (DLC) is a type of leveraged product listed on the SGX which allows you to get leveraged return of an underlying single stock or index. The leverage is fixed every day, e.g. for a 5x Long DLC, every 1% movement in the mother share will lead to 5% movement in the LongDLC price.

So whenever you see a short-term trading opportunity, e.g. stock about to break out, index reaching support level etc., you can use DLC as a tool to get leveraged return. This recent scenario of Keppel exemplifies this perfectly.

4 key reasons why you should use DLCs:

  1. Simple trading instrument to get leveraged return of popular stocks and indices from Singapore and Hong Kong
  2. No account opening process required; trade it like a stock – simply go to your stock broker account to trade DLCs (subject to SIP qualification)
  3. LongDLC and ShortDLC – two types of DLCs allow you to gain from both ups and downs of the Underlying stock or index
  4. Lower barrier of entry – one lot of DLC is 100 shares, and the unit price is usually much cheaper than the mother share, allowing lower barrier of entry and more flexible allocation of your investment capital

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The Astrea V Structured PE Bond – 3.85% Yield for Class A-1 available for Retail Investors (Guest Post)

The Astrea V Structured PE Bond – 3.85% Yield for Class A-1 available for Retail Investors (Guest Post)

Last year around the same time, in early June, Azalea Capital issued their Astrea IV bond.
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This post was originally posted here. The writer, Kyith is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as Kyith and 700+ followers.

Last year around the same time, in early June, Azalea Capital issued their Astrea IV bond.

What was significant was that this was the first bond that Azalea Capital open a specific tranche that retail investors are able to purchase with smaller denomination. The reception for Azalea IV was very good.

And so now, 1 year later, Azalea Capital decide to release the Astrea V.

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All you need to know about Temasek’s Astrea IV bonds

All you need to know about Temasek’s Astrea IV bonds

 If you don’t already know, Astrea IV is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Azalea Asset Management Pte. Ltd, which is indirectly wholly owned by Temasek Holdings.

Bonds have traditionally been viewed as less volatile investments, paying out regular income over a fixed period of time. This characteristic also makes them a useful investment for retirees to continue receiving visible cash flows for their daily living requirements. Of course, investors who prefer less uncertainty in price fluctuation will also be drawn to bond investments.

In fact, earlier this month, Temasek Holdings CEO Ho Ching described the upcoming Astrea IV PE Bonds as a good “way to grow (our) retirement nest egg”. Unlike most bonds, the Astrea IV PE Bonds will be the first-of-its-kind allowing retail investors to access the private equity investment class that is usually exclusive to high net worth individuals, large financial institutions and funds. Here is a short run down of the description of the Astrea IV PE Bond.

Temasek's Astrea IV bonds
From Temasek’s Astrea IV bond’s prospectus

THE Azalea Group, a Temasek unit specialising in investments in private equity, has launched its first PE-backed bond for retail investors, with a smaller-than-expected retail tranche of S$121 million according to Straits Times.

The retail tranche of Class A-1 bonds carries an interest rate of 4.35 per cent. Retail investors may subscribe via ATM with a minimum investment of S$2,000.

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