Unscrupulous ‘Evergrande’ behaviour happens in Australia too

The collapse of Chinese property behemoth, Evergrande, may have attracted headlines around the world but Australia is not immune from the consequences of poor and unlawful behaviour by unscrupulous property developers, real estate agents and banks. By Jacquelene Pearson Alarm bells should ring immediately if any developer or associated lawyer or real estate agent selling … Read more

Lessons to learn from collapse of Chinese property giant

A Hong Kong court has ordered indebted Chinese property company, Evergrande, to be liquidated following its latest failure to restructure and repay its debts. Let’s look at why Evergrande got into trouble in the first place and what other developers can learn from the saga. By Jacquelene Pearson* In the latest episode of the almost … Read more

Chairman outlines vision for Vietnam

Mr Ranjit Thmabyrajah, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Acuity Funding, delivered the Keynote Address at the official launch of the Financial Association for Industrial Parks (FAIP) in Vietnam on 16 January and has been invited to be an Executive Advisory Member of the Board of FAIP. Here’s an edited version of his speech. The … Read more

Acuity to secure private credit for petroleum project in Vietnam

Acuity Funding has signed off on a Letter of Intent for a $US650 million stream of private credit  for seven major projects by NHS Petro (the Nam Song Hau Oil and Gas Investment Trading Joint Stock Company). By Jacquelene Pearson* Acuity Chairman and CEO, Mr Ranjit Thambyrajah, visited the headquarters of the Hau Giang Provincial … Read more

Acuity’s SWIFT membership reduces cyber risks

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) Cyber Threat Report for 2022-23 confirms the need for individual vigilance combined with sophisticated systems to guard against fraud. By Jacquelene Pearson* The latest Cyber Threat Report from the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) confirms what most of us have been thinking as data breaches and cyber fraud continue to make … Read more

Acuity Chairman and CEO keynote speaker at association launch in Vietnam

Ranjit Thambyrajah

Chairman  and Chief Executive Officer of Acuity Funding, Mr Ranjit Thambyrajah, will be the keynote speaker at the official launch of the Financial Association for Industrial Parks (FAIP) in Vietnam on 16 January. By Jacquelene Pearson* Acuity Funding continues to strengthen its reputation as the home of private debt throughout Asia by starting 2024 with … Read more

Flexible funding essential for sustainability projects in 2024

Forbes says sustainability will be one of the major business trends of 2024 and Acuity is already well positioned to be a major funding arranger – ahead of global trends and with excellent risk management – to finance the world’s largest sustainability projects. By Jacquelene Pearson Forbes has identified sustainability as one of its Top … Read more

Investing in housing – Australia looks to South East Asian solution

Australia is facing an affordable housing crisis and the Federal and State Governments are looking for ways to increase housing supply. One solution is the build-to-rent model, traditionally popular in markets like Japan and now taking hold in Australian capital cities. By Jacquelene Pearson Since COVID restrictions were lifted in 2022, investors have been grappling … Read more

CEREMONY CONFIRMS $US6.4 BILLION AUS-US-VIETNAM DEAL

Acuity Funding CEO, Mr Ranjit Thambyrajah, has signed off on a $US6.4 billion funding arrangement with the Tin Thanh Group (TTG) of Vietnam to facilitate the completion of multiple global-scale emissions-reducing projects. The collaboration, confirmed with a public signing ceremony, will enable TTG to complete the following: The projects have the approval and support of … Read more