In a significant move that strengthens its position as a fully integrated private markets ecosystem, CapBridge Financial Group has announced the launch of its custodial services under CapBridge Nominee Pte. Ltd.
This expansion comes as an extension of the regulated activities permitted under the Capital Markets Services License, held by CapBridge’s subsidiary, enabling the Group to act on behalf of investors and manage investments and investment assets securely and compliantly.
Building a Regulated Ecosystem
The CapBridge Financial Group’s ecosystem is regulated and licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and currently comprises two primary entities: CapBridge, a private markets investment platform, and 1exchange, a secondary trading private exchange.
With the latest addition of custodial services, the Group now boasts a comprehensive suite of licenses, including CMSL (Dealing), CMSL (Custodian), and Recognised Market Operator.
Johnson Chen, the Founder and CEO of CapBridge Financial Group, expressed his excitement about the new offering.
“With the launch of our custodial services, CapBridge Financial Group now offers a full suite of regulated services to support financial institutions, companies, and investors seeking to bridge the private markets space, securely and in a compliant manner.”
“This would enable investors to try out the private markets space in a phased approach suited to their risk appetite.”
Benefits for Investors and Companies
The introduction of custodial services is expected to bring about several advantages for investors and companies alike. For investors, CapBridge will facilitate investment processes with improved efficiency, resulting in lower costs and faster lead times.
This streamlined approach to investment will also provide access to exclusive private market opportunities, including top-tier funds, unicorns, pre-IPO opportunities, and institutional-grade real estate options. Moreover, investors will be able to benefit from a reduced minimum ticket size, encouraging diversification.
Companies seeking to raise financing with CapBridge will also enjoy greater convenience and assurance. With all services available under one roof, they can confidently prioritize their interests while tapping into the private markets for capital.
Simplifying the Investment Landscape
The introduction of custodial services enables financial institutions, businesses, and individual investors to potentially reduce costs by eliminating the need for third-party custodians.
A shortened investment chain and a centralized custodian will also result in shorter lead times, making the investment process smoother and more efficient.
Asia’s Institutional Gateway to Private Markets
CapBridge Financial Group’s CEO is optimistic that the addition of custodial services will solidify the Group’s position as Asia’s institutional gateway to the world’s private markets.
With a fully integrated ecosystem, the Group aims to foster growth in the ever-evolving private markets space, providing clients with a trusted platform for their investment needs.
About CapBridge Financial Group
CapBridge Financial Group stands as the first fully integrated digital ecosystem in Asia, offering a wide range of liquidity and capital formation options all under one roof.
The ecosystem includes CapBridge, a private markets and custody platform with a Capital Markets Service license, offering accessibility to highly-sought-after private equity products, including pre-IPO opportunities.
Additionally, it includes 1exchange, a secondary trading private securities exchange in Singapore, providing a “light-touch,” cost-effective private listing venue designed for family businesses and growth companies.