I wasn’t going to write about the latest Temasek bonds offering, but have been receiving so many PMs from friends and readers alike about it so I thought I’ll just pop in here to share my thoughts really quickly on this.

You can read the full details of the offering here yourself – I shall skip on breaking it down this time because simply put, I’m just not interested in this product offering. The last bond I bought into was the Astrea-IV bonds, which offered me a much higher yield of above 4%; while the last few equities I bought into gave me more than 7% yield, so these Temasek bonds simply can’t match up. 

Key Details:
– The bond is launched by Temasek Financial (IV) Private Limited

– 2.70% interest, paid bi-annually
– A 5-year bond (T2023-S$ Temasek Bond) which matures in 2023
– S$200 million …