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23 February 2011

Bandar Seri Begawan, 23rd February 2011 – Baiduri Bank hosted two separate investment seminar sessions last Friday and Saturday to introduce their customers to its latest investment offering, the Amundi Asian Real Estate Dividend Fund. It is a sub-fund of Amundi Opportunities, is an open ended fund managed by Amundi Singapore and distributed by Baiduri Bank.

Baiduri hosted over 300 of their invited customers in two different venues. On the first day, the event was held at the Empire Hotel & Country Club, and on the second day, it was held at Plaza Sutera Biru in Kuala Belait. The guest speakers for the seminar were Mr. Wallace Chu, Investment Manager, Amundi Hong Kong and Mr. Lionel Florentin, Director and Head of Distribution for the Southeast Asian Region, based in Amundi Singapore.


Present during the event were Mr. Pierre Imhof, General Manager of Baiduri Bank, Mr. Ti Eng Hui, Deputy General Manager, Retail Banking and Branch Network of Baiduri Bank, Mr. Peng Eng Soon, Head of Wealth Management in Baiduri Bank, together with Pengiran Sufian Pengiran Omar, Chief Representative of Amundi Singapore Brunei Branch and Ms Ellen Chok, the Manager for Marketing and Client Servicing, Amundi Singapore Brunei Branch. Also present were the senior managers and officers from Baiduri Bank.

In Mr. Imhof’s welcoming address he pointed out, “With Asian giants such as China and India driving growth in Asia, the purchasing power of Asian consumers should strengthen considerably.  Such rising affluence is expected to fuel demand for Asian real estate.”

The Amundi Asian Real Estate Dividend Fund is a diversified portfolio with a strong capital growth potential, investing across several Asian markets. The Fund is currently bullish and overweight on office and retail property sectors, and continues to focus on companies which benefit from economic recoveries in the region.

Amundi, one of the pioneer asset managers in Asian real estate funds has more than 12 years experience on this asset class. Baiduri has had a strong relationship with Amundi since 2005, as part of its vision to offer customers diversified and relevant products to suit their investment needs.

In light of this launch, Baiduri Bank is very pleased to offer a 25% discount from the subscription fee for all sign ups to the Amundi Asian Real Estate Dividend Fund until the 31st March 2011. For more information, the public may call the Wealth Management Centre at 223 2154/223 2456 or simply visit any Baiduri Bank branch.

* Prior to 26 July 2010, Amundi Asian Real Estate Dividend Fund (the “Fund”) was managed by SG Asset Management (Singapore) Limited.  As a result of the merger of the asset management capabilities between Credit Agricole S.A. and Societe Generale, the Manager of the Fund was changed to Amundi Singapore Limited with effect from 26 July 2010.

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