57% of surveyed adults already own shares, while another 20% plan to jump on the bandwagon this year, according to a recent survey.
The bank expects that the changes will help grow its affluent and retail businesses.
Jupiter AM wants to extend regional distribution channels, starting with moves into the Hong Kong retail market and into Thailand, according to Nick Ring, London-based head of global distribution.
Retail investors in Singapore will receive greater protection following changes to the Securities and Futures Act (SFA).
Retail investors are now able to invest in a suite of bonds previously closed to them after the Singapore Exchange introduced a new “bond seasoning framework”.
The November IPO of Japan Post could prove to be a transformative event because it has the potential to activate the country’s retail investor base, according to WisdomTree Europe.
Singapore retail investors are turning less confident due to growing expectations of a weaker global economy, according to a survey by JP Morgan Asset Management.