SDAX, an integrated digital investment and trading platform regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), has launched. SDAX offers access to curated institutional-grade investments focusing on real estate and ESG to institutional, accredited and retail investors.
This follows a S$24 million Series B funding round in late 2021, with investors PSA International, Straits Trading Company, and New Horizon Global.
The digital investment platform provides accredited and retail investors, family offices and institutions with digital investments that are backed by real assets. This is enabled through primary and secondary market mechanisms regulated by the MAS, with both Capital Markets Services (CMS) and Recognized Market Operator (RMO) licenses.
“The market demand for investments is shifting. Investors are discovering new opportunities in digital assets for higher, long-term gains in bull and bear markets. Focusing on real estate, corporate finance and ESG, we offer a curated suite of high-quality investments sought after by institutions, accredited and retail investors.
We are also incorporating a risk-based ESG framework for projects that supports the initiative Financing the Transition to a Net-Zero Future (FTT). At SDAX, we are leading the way in the transformation of investment access with digital securities,” said Raymond Poh, Chief Executive Officer, SDAX.
Real estate is the world’s biggest asset class, worth over US$270 trillion. Investments in Singapore’s real estate market totaled S$25.8 billion in 2021, a 5.3% y-o-y increase from 2020.
SDAX partners with companies to raise funds in a fast, secure, cost-effective way through blockchain technology. A focus on enterprises that are delivering innovative solutions to meet market needs is emphasized, and SDAX helps them unlock their business and asset value.