In these two brief videos, you can observe how Singapore operates, particularly with regard to its reserves. While many of us are aware that Singapore operates as a corporation, do we truly understand what goes on behind the scenes? These two videos provide valuable insight into the operation of Singapore Reserves.
The Singapore reserves contribute up to one-fifth of government expenditures in any given year. This amount represents only half of the annual returns generated by investing the country’s enormous capital reserves. Singapore’s proverbial pot of gold is invested in a wide variety of assets across the globe, due to an army of individuals from three entities – each with a slightly different mission.
Through exclusive interviews with top leaders and insiders of ‘Singapore Inc,’ we reveal what exactly comprises the republic’s reserves, the unique infrastructure that the city-state has built to protect and grow its wealth, the ‘hidden’ role that these reserves play for the island’s economy, and the answer to the million-dollar question: why are the reserves such a massive secret?
How did a small island nation with few natural resources amass reserves estimated to be worth well over a trillion dollars? Numerous Singaporean residents view this amount as the consolidation of government surpluses over the years. However, there is so much more to the narrative. This is the untold story of how Singapore could have lost large portions of its reserves in its early years of independence if not for a few courageous geniuses willing to violate a few rules and step on the toes of larger and stronger nations.
It is truly inspiring to observe Singapore’s efforts to build up its reserves over time. This is possibly one of the first videos ever published on how a government builds its own reserves.