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

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

Acuity funds ‘spiritual’ real estate

Acuity Funding continues to make the national news in Vietnam, this time in relation to its willingness to finance ‘niche’ investment opportunities in cemeteries. A five square metre grave site in some areas of Vietnam has the same price as an apartment and customers can also buy a grave area in installments, according to a … Read more

Think beyond banks for funding security

There are alternatives to banks for securing project finance

Professional bond investors in the US are now openly stating that they do not believe the First Republic collapse and JP Morgan “rescue” will be the end of the banking crisis, as predicted by Acuity Funding’s CEO, Mr Ranjit Thambyrajah in 2022.

Global funding outlook for 2023

Global funding outlook for 2023

We’ve all had time to settle back into our busy lives following the festivities of Christmas and Lunar New Year, and to digest the latest round of economic and investment forecasts, so what is the remainder of the 2023 calendar year going to look like for those seeking funding for major projects? By Jacquelene Pearson* … Read more

How to benefit from the strength of China and South East Asia this year

Investing in China and ASEAN countries

A common economic viewpoint seems to be that western economies will struggle as the ‘cost of living crisis’ continues to bite this year but China and the ASEAN-six will be the leading marketplaces for investment and economic expansion. By Jacquelene Pearson As more than 2 billion people recently celebrated the Luna New Year, some of … Read more

Reaching the global sweet spots

Everyone from the IMF down to the individual bank economist is telling us that 2023 will “feel like” a recession, but there will still be investors looking for sweet spots with safe returns; there will still be nations achieving above-par economic growth; and that means there are still many global-scale projects searching for safe, efficient and reliable funding.