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GIC was established in 1981, at a time when the idea that a country should manage its reserves for long-term returns was unconventional. As the world’s first non-commodity-based sovereign wealth fund, GIC’s vision was original, bold and forward-looking. This spirit of boldness and courage is GIC’s legacy and inspiration, inherited by all in GIC today.

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Bold Vision: The Untold Story of Singapore’s Reserves and Its Sovereign Wealth Fund

Bold Vision reveals the untold story of Singapore’s reserves and its sovereign wealth fund, born of vision, creativity and purpose. It tells of the creation of GIC and its every critical advance since. Dr Goh’s inspired recommendation that Singapore’s long-term reserves should be managed by a professional company was an unconventional idea in 1981. Each of the leaders who helmed GIC – Dr Tony Tan, Yong Pung How, JY Pillay, Lee Ek Tieng and Lim Song Guan – broke from the past during their tenures to reshape and reboot GIC and set the stage for its future accomplishments.


Part of the proceeds from the book will be donated to the Singapore Book Council.


This would not have been possible without the contributions of and oral interviews given by the following individuals:

Chia Tai Tee, S. Dhanabalan, Herman, Hochstadt, Richard Hu, Richard Katz, Koh Beng Seng, Lee Ek Tieng, Lee Hsien Loong, Lee Kuan Yew, Lim Kim San, Lim Siong Guan, Ravi Menon, Claus Moser, S R Nathan, Ng Kok Song, Ngiam Tong Dow, J. Y. Pillay, Aje Saigal, Elizabeth Sam, Seek Ngee Huat, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Sim Kee Boon, Tony Tan, Teh Kok Peng, Leslie Teo, Wee Cho Yaw, Wong Kok Hoi, Michael Wong Pakshong, Yeoh Lam Keong, Yong Pung How.