OMFIF Extends Asia Reach, Opens in Singapore

2016-11-15 08:00 1474

LONDON, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) is extending its Asian reach with its first international office, in Singapore, led by Adam Cotter, OMFIF head of Asia. The office will be launched on 16 November 2016 with a reception at its premises in the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore.


The launch will be presided over by Prof. Lord (Meghnad) Desai, OMFIF advisory board chairman, Kishore Mahbubani, dean of LKY School of Public Policy, NUS, and Ravi Menon, managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

'The office is based in Singapore as it is one of Asia's leading financial centres,' said Desai. 'It is in close proximity to many of OMFIF's regional partners which have shown great support for the expansion.'

'A presence in Asia is the next step for the continued development of strong ties with both public and private sector institutions in the region,' said David Marsh , OMFIF managing director.

'In developing our coverage and understanding of Asia, we will also bring policy-makers from the US, Africa, Latin America and Europe to the region,' said Cotter.

In the past seven years, OMFIF has held monetary policy meetings in Australia, mainland China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea and Singapore.

About OMFIF (

The Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum is an independent platform for dialogue on world finance and economic policy. It serves as a non-lobbying network for worldwide public-private sector interaction in finance and economics. The aim is to promote exchanges of information and best practice in an atmosphere of mutual trust.

OMFIF focuses on global policy and investment themes - particularly in asset management, capital markets and financial supervision/regulation - relating to central banks, sovereign funds, pension funds, regulators and treasuries.

For more information about OMFIF Asia or to attend the launch event on 16 November, please contact:

Adam Cotter - Head of Asia

Sarah Butler - Institutional Relations Manager

Source: OMFIF