All About Temasek Holdings First Corporate Bond Issue Through Their Subsidary Temasek Financial (IV) Private Limited

All About Temasek Holdings’ First Corporate Bond Issue Through Their Subsidiary Temasek Financial (IV) Private Limited

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Temasek is offering its first Temasek Bond with a Public Offer to retail investors in Singapore through their wholly-own subsidiary, Temasek Financial (IV) Private Limited.

After hearing that Temasek Holdings had released their first retail private equity bond, Astrea IV. This honestly piqued my interest now that Temasek Holdings have yet again released their first corporate bond issue with a public offer tranche.

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Who is Temasek Financial (IV) Private Limited?

  • Temasek Financial (IV) Private Limited is an Investment Holding Company whose principal activity is financing.
  • Incorporated with limited liability under the laws of Singapore on 27 August 2015
  • Company Registration Number: 201533091K

Temasek offers 2.70% 5-year T2023-S$ Temasek Bond

  • This is the first Temasek Bond with retail tranche!
  • Previously, Temasek Bonds were only available to institutional, accredited and other specified investors

Total Offering of up to S$400 million for both Placement and Public Offer

  • Placement: S$200 million worth of bonds to institutional, accredited and other specified investors; and
  • Public Offer: Up to S$200 million worth of bonds to retail investors (like us!) in Singapore

Details on their First Corporate Bond Issue by Temasek Financial (IV) Private Limited

  • Interest Yield
  • Maturity
  • Minimum investment
  • Credit Rating of Temasek Financial (IV) Private Limited

Interest Yield for Temasek Bond

  • 2.70% per annum payable semi-annually in arrear

For a shorter maturity yield, its interest yield is definitely competitive versus November’s SSB rates at the 5th year at 2.22%. However, the risks that entail each product differs.

Interest Payment Dates:

  • 25 April and 25 October in each year till Maturity Date

The maturity of Temasek Bond

  • 5 years
  • In 2023

Minimum Investment for Temasek Bond

  • Min. S$1,000
  • Invest in denominations of S$1,000
  • Eligible to invest under CPFIS-OA, CPF Investment Scheme with their Ordinary Account
  • Supplementary Retirement Scheme (SRS) not supported.

Credit Rating of T2023-S$ Temasek Bond

  • Aaa” by Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s)
  • But it was expected to be rated “AAA” by S&P Global Ratings (S&P)

Credit Rating of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited

  • AAA / Aaa by S&P and Moody’s

Some people might say that they feel 2.70% is a bit too little to be considered returns versus other corporate bonds that they could obtain elsewhere but as rated by Moody’s, it holds the strongest credit rating.

As the saying goes, “high risk, high return”, you may now assume the risk involved in other corporate bonds that offer high returns.

With that, there is no way we are saying that this bond does not involve risks. It does, so please do your own due diligence before committing to it!

Issuer and Guarantor of this Temasek Bond

  • Issuer: Temasek Financial (IV) Private Limited
  • Guarantor: Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited

Underwriter(s) of the Temasek Bond

  • POSB Bank
  • DBS Bank Ltd (DBS)
  • Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (OCBC)
  • United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB)

Mode of Application

  • Automated teller machines (ATMs)
  • Internet banking
  • Mobile banking

Expected Timeline of Key Events to Note

Key EventsDate / Time
Opening of Public OfferWednesday, 17 October 2018, 9am
Closing Date of Public Offer23 October 2018, 12 noon
Closing Date of Placement23 October 2018, 8pm
Date of balloting for Public Offer
(Only if necessary, for example, in cases of over-subscription)
24 October 2018
Expected announcement of results on both Public Offer and Placement24 October 2018
Issue Date25 October 2018
Expected commencement time of trading of the Notes26 October 2018, 9am

Who is this Temasek Bond suitable for?

  • You want regular income at a fixed rate
  • Want priority in payouts in an insolvency situation
  • Understands and knows the risks behind investing in the bond in the event of both the Issuer and Guarantor failing to repay.

If you would like to understand better or get your questions answered, Temasek and SGX Academy are holding seminars to help educate us. More details here.

More Details on Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited

Source: SGX
Source: SGX

For more details, please refer to SGX for their Product Highlights Sheet.


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