A New ARA Digital Transformation Initiative
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What is digi-INVEST?
digi-INVEST is a new ARA digital transformation initiative aimed at raising ARA employees’ awareness of ARA’s business expansion into the digital marketplace, and promoting financial literacy in fintech and online investment in real asset products.
Please sign up using the ARA staff unique sign up link below.
All staff will enjoy:
• A S$100 staff benefit per calendar year for a minimum S$1,000 investment in ARA Minterest's products in that year.
• A chance to invest in deals underwritten or invested by ARA.
• Receive special offers only open to ARA staff from time to time.
Who is ARA Minterest?
A leading digital investment platform that offers investors with a wide range of investment offerings to diversify and enhance their portfolios.
Investors on our platform are able to invest from as little as S$50!
How to take part in this programme?
What’s more? From now till 26 March 2021, you can win tons of attractive prizes when you sign up on Minterest. Read on to find out how.
Sign up now and win attractive prizes!
Frequently Asked Questions
digi-INVEST is a new ARA digital transformation initiative aimed to raise ARA employees’ awareness of ARA’s business expansion into the digital marketplace, and promote financial literacy in fintech and online investment in real asset products. This will cultivate a digitally savvy workforce in ARA.
A S$100 staff benefit per calendar year for a minimum of S$1,000 cumulative investments in ARA Minterest’s products in that year, provided the staff remains in the employ of ARA or its wholly-owned subsidiary at that end of that year. The staff benefit will be credited in the staff’s ARA Minterest e-wallet in or around January of the following year.
All full-time, confirmed staff (Qualified staff) from ARA and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, who is not a U.S. Person*.
*A “U.S. Person” means, in the case of an individual, a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (green card holder); or born in the U.S.; or have a U.S. residential address or meeting the substantial presence test for the calendar year as defined by the Internal Revenue Service of the U.S., or in the case of a corporation, a U.S. partnership or U.S. corporation.
1 February 2021.
You need not do anything. As long as you have invested at least S$1,000 on any product listed the ARA Minterest platform within a calendar year and remain a full-time, confirmed staff as at 31 December, you will automatically receive a e-credit of S$100 in your e-wallet under your ARA Minterest account. For the avoidance of doubt, roll-overs will be included.
The S$100 staff benefit will be calculated into your yearly renumeration from ARA for tax reporting purposes. You are advised to check with your personal tax consultant if you have any doubts.
ARA is a progressive, innovative fund manager that has embarked on a digital transformation journey to disrupt the funds management landscape. To this end, the digi-INVEST programme was initiated as part of the ecosystem aiming to educate and enable all ARA staff to invest in a smarter way.
Through the programme, all ARA staff will have the opportunity to experience this organizational transformation themselves, co-investing alongside ARA while learning how to leverage technology to change the way they invest.
Under the digi-INVEST programme, all staff are required to sign up as members of ARA Minterest where you will receive access to investment opportunities distributed by ARA Minterest.
While it is not compulsory to invest, the incentive programme is intended to encourage all ARA staff to start investing online. ARA Minterest is a platform where staff can get hands-on experience to make their first step into digital investments, while co-investing alongside ARA in institutional grade investments. There will be investment products that are exclusive for ARA Group staff.
Yes, ARA Minterest is regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore under the Securities and Futures Act. ARA Minterest holds a Capital Market Services License (Number: CMS100573) to deal in capital market products.
As of December 2020, more than S$162 million has been raised on the ARA Minterest platform. In particular, leveraging the strengths of ARA’s real estate capabilities, ARA Minterest has originated close to S$50 million in real estate deals since ARA’s acquisition in early 2020. All real estate deals on the platform thus far have been originated from ARA and its affiliates, thus providing investors an exclusive opportunity to access institutional grade real estate with reduced market risk. More information on ARA Minterest’s track record can be found here.
Qualified staff are required to sign up via this link: https://bit.ly/arastaffsignup to be eligible.
They can also click on the link provided in the launch email or via MyARA. The link directs staff to the ARA Minterest sign-up page. Note that this link should not be forwarded to non-ARA staff.
Staff can sign up using either their personal or work email. For staff who are already existing members, they need not sign up again.
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