Temasek slashes compensation for execs responsible for its $275M FTX investment


Singapore funding agency Temasek Holdings has diminished compensation for the execs accountable for the agency’s funding into the now-defunct crypto change FTX. 

Temasek was as soon as the second-largest exterior investor of FTX, with 7 million shares, according to Forbes. The agency nonetheless was compelled to reply for its funding play after the change collapsed.

In accordance with a Could 29 report from Bloomberg, Temasek has now concluded its inner assessment of the $275 million funding loss incurred from FTX, which it initiated shortly after the change collapsed in November 2022.

Whereas the findings revealed that there was “no misconduct” internally, it was reported that each its funding group and senior administration took “collective accountability,” and had their compensation diminished.

The $275 million FTX funding which is now written off, was mentioned to be 0.09% of Temasek portfolio worth of greater than $293 billion, on the time of collapse.

Temasek has stood by its claims that it carried out an in depth due diligence process into FTX earlier than making its funding.

In a seperate Could 29 Bloomberg statement, Temasek’s chairman, Lim Boon Heng, mentioned that “there was fraudulent conduct deliberately hidden from buyers, together with Temasek,” suggesting that it has had a serious influence on the agency:

“We’re upset with the result of our funding, and the damaging influence on our status.”

Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong beforehand reiterated similar words at a parliament assembly in November 2022, simply days after FTX collapsed.

“What occurred with FTX, due to this fact, has brought about not solely monetary loss to Temasek but in addition reputational injury” Wong mentioned.

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Temasek said that when it carried out its due diligence, it reviewed FTX’s monetary statements, assessed regulatory dangers with crypto market monetary service suppliers, and sought authorized recommendation over 9 months from Feb. to Oct 2021.

It was added that the agency additionally engaged with folks with firsthand information of FTX, together with workers, different buyers, and trade contributors.

In newer information, Temasek denied rumours that it had invested $10 million into Array, the developer of the algorithmic foreign money system based mostly on good contracts and synthetic intelligence.

In a brief assertion on Could 2, the agency addressed the circulating information articles and tweets concerning Temasek’s funding, dismissing them by stating “this information is inaccurate.”

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