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Singapore Poised to Profit from Global FinTech Boom: ACCA Report

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SINGAPORE, /PRNewswire/ — Singapore’s lucrative FinTech sector looks poised to grow as rivals around the world struggle with regulatory challenges and political upheaval, according to a new report from ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).

The report, FinTech — transforming finance, finds that while FinTech’s impact on finance and banking is proving to be as revolutionary to the sector as the internet has been for other areas of the economy. Regulatory issues in the US and Europe, as well as the potential disruption caused to London by the Brexit vote, positions Singapore at the heart of global growth.

Joseph Alfred, Head of Policy & Technical, ACCA Singapore notes that Singapore’s already flourishing FinTech sector may well hugely benefit as other markets face challenges that are providing some push-back to the unbridled growth of Fintech in earlier years.

“While Silicon Valley offers the US banking industry a significant head-start in adopting new technologies, progress has been slowed through legislative and licensing hold-ups. Meanwhile, the potential for UK banks to lose their pass-porting rights following the vote to leave the European Union poses real uncertainty about the future of FinTech in London. Singapore, on the other hand, is benefitting from a supportive regulatory framework and extremely high digital capacity, which means there is a potential for her to become the regional hub for Asia-Pacific and beyond.”

A co-operation deal was signed earlier this year between the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). It has been dubbed ‘the FinTech bridge’ for the benefits it can bring to Singapore finance.

Ng Boon Yew, Executive Chairman, Raffles Campus Pte Ltd and Chairman, ACCA Accountancy Futures Academy, highlights that the rise of FinTech is good news for the accountancy profession.

He says “While the rise of FinTech will reduce the labour time of much contemporary finance work, the fast-evolving nature of technology adoption will also necessitate transformations in tax compliance, audit and reporting processes. This will in fact place greater emphasis on the importance of having forward-thinking professional accountants equipped with a strong digital understanding and global vision to guide firms through the opportunities and challenges ahead. Understanding the intricacies of global best practices and adapting them for varying national contexts can set aspiring FinTech hubs on a course for success, and highly skilled accountants will be vital to that process.”

Professional accountants are adapting to and seeing opportunities for expansion in FinTech. For example, bookkeeping has been completely automated and cloud accounting platforms are now universal. New Zealand-based Xero provides a cloud-accounting and reporting platform, while Receipt Bank, from the UK, enables invoices and receipts to be processed via smartphone photos and email.

The plethora of rules facing FinTech companies also presents an opportunity for finance professionals. For example, Kingston Smith, an accountancy practice in the UK, has a dedicated team of FinTech accountants to help with the specificities of compliance, audit and tax. The firm’s roster is complemented with advisers to assist companies in developing processes and structures suited to the rigours of the sector.

Accounting entities in Singapore; particularly those in multi-disciplinary practices, with accountants and lawyers working together, could consider harnessing the momentum of growth in the Fintech sector to expand accountancy services to support this sector.

The full report can be downloaded here:—transforming-finance.html

For media enquiries, contact:

Jeffrey Wong / Vylvianne Devajothi
The Hoffman Agency Singapore
Tel: +65 6361-0250

Shermeen Ching
ACCA Singapore
Head of Marketing
Tel: +65 6637 9197

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About ACCA

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. We aim to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. We support our 188,000 members and 455,000 students in 181 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. We work through a network of 100 offices and centres and more than 7,110 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development. Through our public interest remit, we promote appropriate regulation of accounting and conduct relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence.

Source: ACCA Singapore

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October 3, 2016 at 3:53 pm

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2nd Global Partnership Signing Ceremony and Soft Launching of Margarana Travel Membership (MTM)

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia,/PRNewswire/ — Following the successful launch of the USD $5 Billion GDV Margarana DreamCity project, the World’s 1st Universal Innergy Green City @ Bali, Indonesia on July 23, 2016, Margarana DreamCity Ltd (MCT), with their Exclusive Branding Advisor, Max Capital Management Holding Ltd (MCM), has successfully arranged a 2nd Global Partnership signing ceremony with another 10 renowned brands to support this development project.

Margarana DreamCity Signing Ceremony
Margarana DreamCity Signing Ceremony
The development, which includes the World’s 1st InnerStar Tower, 100 acres of Movie Studios, Hotels & Resorts, Stone Age Park, World’s Best Wedding and a City of Lights arena, is situated at Buleleng province, Northern Bali with a total land size of 610 acres and it is expected to transform the landscape of Northern Bali, supporting the vision of the Indonesian Government and the Ministry of Tourism to develop the northern area of Bali into another world class tourism hub.

This 2nd Global Partnership signing ceremony, witnessed by Director General of National Visual Arts Development Board of Malaysia, Prof. Dato’ Dr. Mohamed Najib Ahmad Dawa and Peter Sanderson of Sanderson Group, was held on Thursday September 8, 2016 at Connexion@Nexus, Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

This Ceremony included the signing of the Official Green Waterproofing Provider, Pentens International (Taiwan); the Official Security Instrument Provider, Techik Instrument (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. (China); the Official Entertainment Lighting, Sound & Animation System Partner, Panther Culture Development Ltd. (China); the Official Yacht Service Provider, Sevenstar Yacht International Sdn Bhd (Malaysia); the Official Kitchenware Supplier, Neoflam (Korea); the Official Green Trash Tech Solution Partner, Gringgo (Bali); the Official Travel Agency, Hi-Q Holidays Sdn Bhd (Malaysia); the Official Koperasi Partner to PMC, Koperasi Belia Islam Malaysia Berhad and Koperasi KOPAMA Malaysia; and also the appointment of a Special Advisor to the Project Management Consultant, Dato’ Wan Abu Bakar, the Chairman of Kumpulan PSIKON Sdn Bhd (Malaysia).

During the Ceremony, MCT also soft-launched the Margarana Travel Membership (MTM) program, which aims to introduce members to the the travel experience of “A Whole New You”, where they press the “reset” button of life and totally let go of the stress and hatred that is clouding their minds, renew their energy and come back as a different person.

The 2nd Global Partnership Signing Ceremony event was attended by 150 investors and global strategic partners.

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October 3, 2016 at 3:37 pm

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Manchester City Nets Key Partnership with Mundipharma

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— Mundipharma becomes the ‘Official Healthcare Product Partner of Manchester City Football Club’
— The multi-year partnership will enhance the connection both organisations have with their fans and people around the world

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Premier League club Manchester City have signed healthcare and pharmaceutical business Mundipharma as one of their most recent regional partners.

The multi-year deal sees Mundipharma Pte Ltd named the ‘Official Healthcare Product Partner of Manchester City Football Club’ in Mundipharma’s markets in Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. It reflects both partners’ commitment to deepening the connection they have with their fans and people in those emerging markets.

Under the partnership, Mundipharma will be incorporating Manchester City branding in a selection of their marketing and advertising campaigns and the logo of its popular range of BETADINE® medicines will feature on the sleeve of the Club’s medical staff at friendly matches in Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.

As the partnership progresses, Mundipharma will also collaborate with the Club to offer young fans the opportunity to travel to Manchester for an unforgettable football experience at the Club’s elite youth development and training facility, the City Football Academy. On the trip, young fans will enjoy training sessions delivered by qualified City Football Schools’ coaches dedicated to providing participants with an authentic Manchester City experience.

Omar Berrada, Chief Operating Officer, Manchester City (left) with Raman Singh, President, Mundipharma, Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa (right)
Omar Berrada, Chief Operating Officer, Manchester City (left) with Raman Singh, President, Mundipharma, Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa (right)
Speaking as the partnership was announced at the City Football Academy, Manchester City’s elite youth development and training facility, Raman Singh, President, Mundipharma, Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, said:

“We are proud to become an Official Healthcare Product Partner of Manchester City Football Club. Manchester City are one of the world’s best football teams and are known all over the world. Sports reaches and inspires people around the world. We intend to harness this power to raise awareness on key health issues such as preventing the spread of infectious diseases, which is a major focus for us in emerging markets where there have been a number of recent outbreaks.

Echoing Mr Singh’s sentiments, Manchester City’s Chief Operating Officer, Omar Berrada, said:

“We are delighted to announce our partnership with Mundipharma, who like Manchester City continually strive for excellence. Their commitment to connecting with their in-market consumers in innovative and meaningful ways reflects that of Manchester City, making them a fitting partner for the Club. We look forward to working together across emerging markets, where our fanbase also continues to grow.”

Manchester City, who have 400 million followers around the world, are currently enjoying a successful start to the season, under the guidance of manager Pep Guardiola.

Mundipharma’s emerging markets business has grown significantly in recent years and its medicines are distributed in more than 120 countries worldwide.

About Mundipharma

Mundipharma’s independent associated companies are privately owned entities covering the world’s pharmaceutical markets. Mundipharma is a prime example of a company that consistently delivers high quality products while standing by the values that represent the company. Our mission is to alleviate the suffering of patients with cancer and non-cancer pain and to substantially improve their quality of life. Mundipharma is dedicated to bringing to patients with severe and debilitating diseases the benefit of novel treatment options in fields such as pain, oncology, oncology supportive care, ophthalmology, respiratory disease and consumer healthcare.

For more information, please visit:

®: BETADINE is a registered trademark

About Manchester City Football Club

Manchester City FC is an English Premier League club whose roots began in East Manchester in 1880 as St Mark’s West Gorton. It officially became Manchester City FC in 1894 and has since then gone onto win the European Cup Winners’ Cup, four League Championship titles, including two Premier League titles, and five FA Cups. Manchester City FC is one of four teams comprising the City Football Group and counts New York City FC, Melbourne City FC and Yokohama F-Marinos among its sister clubs.

Under manager Pep Guardiola, one of the most highly decorated managers in world football, the Club plays its domestic and Champions’ League home fixtures at the Etihad Stadium, a spectacular 55,000 seat arena that City have called home since 2003. Today, the Stadium sits on the wider Etihad Campus, which also encompasses the City Football Academy, a world-leading first team training and youth development facility located in the heart of East Manchester. Featuring a 7,000 capacity Academy Stadium, the City Football Academy is also where Manchester City Women’s Football Club and the Elite Development Squad train on a daily basis and play their competitive home games.

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®: Betadine is a Registered Trademark.

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October 3, 2016 at 3:30 pm

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Whispir Raises $11.75 Million in Series A Funding Round, Announces Plans for Accelerated International Growth.

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/PRNewswire/ — Whispir, the market leader in the Communications-Apps-as-a-Service (CAaaS) industry, has today announced a funding round of AUD$11.75 million. Investors include Telstra Ventures, NSI Ventures, Ripple dot Capital, private investors and Jeromy Wells, the CEO and co-founder of Whispir.

Whispir will use the funds to build capacity as the company continues a rapid expansion in Asia and the United States, further accelerating an already strong growth trajectory. The company has increased staff by 47 percent over the past 24 months, and sales across all regions are up by 55 percent as calculated on a monthly recurring basis. Growth in Asia is particularly strong, with Whispir recording 145 percent year-on-year growth in Singapore.

“Whispir underpins dynamic and powerful multi-channel communication for its clients. We have been impressed by the leading enterprises in our region and beyond that are already using it to deeply engage. NSI Ventures is very pleased to be on board as Jeromy, Andrew and the team further increase their global reach and extend their product beyond communications into intelligence and insights” commented Shane Chesson, Partner of NSI Ventures.

Whispir has evolved into a market leader in the communications space, offering CAaaS to businesses of all sizes – from large enterprise through to SMBs – across three global markets. Partners include Australia’s largest telecommunications company Telstra, who use Whispir’s software platform as the basis of their enterprise messaging solution, and Singapore-based StarHub, who see Whispir as a platform to access new horizontal enterprise business opportunities outside the traditional telco product buyers.

Andrew Fry, Vice President, Asia and Global Channels, said: “Whispir’s expansion and success in enterprise messaging is aligned with that of StarHub. We are witnessing some incredible growth for communications apps in Singapore at the moment, and are very confident that this trend will continue as we progress towards being a smart nation of mobile professionals. We look forward to growing alongside StarHub in this very exciting market.”

The company has recognised significant growth in areas such as Customer Engagement, Crisis Communications, Operational Communications in various industries such as Banking and Finance, Education and Health.

“Rippledot Capital is excited to play an active part in helping Whispir leverage its unique, market leading solutions across the Asian markets and further accelerate its growth” Said Atin Kukreja, CEO of Rippledot Capital.

Whispir’s current expansion over the past 24 months has seen the global team grow. This includes the appointment of Paul Bohannon, VP of Sales Australia. The company has also added to a rapidly growing team in Singapore, with the recent addition of Chief Financial Officer Gareth Roberts, and in the United States, with Brant Williams, VP Americas, heading up operations in their US offices in both Seattle and San Francisco.

CEO Jeromy Wells states that the company’s offering extends well beyond offering exceptional products and services.

“Unlike most contemporary SaaS businesses Whispir has a channel model. It is the strength of Whispir’s alignment with its channels that results in a more capital efficient business. Andy Penn, Telstra CEO, has stated many times that innovative communications solutions that deliver more value to Telstra’s customers over traditional commodity services is the key to Telstra’s future success. Similarly, Telstra’s interest in Asian expansion is entirely consistent with Whispir’s Asian ambitions.”

In the United States, a similar pattern of tight alignment with Whispir’s channels is clear. Roy Ng, COO of Twilio, the leading cloud communications platform company, comments: “Businesses today are looking to create differentiated, multi-channel customer engagement experiences. Through Whispir’s user interface, non-developers can build software applications on top of Twilio’s communication platform, regardless of their level of technical expertise. We look forward to our continued partnership with Whispir as they expand internationally.”

Andrew Fry noted that IBM has recently launched a new global service entirely built on Whispir services. This new IBM solution (Resiliency Communications as a Service or RCaaS) enables IBM to monetise its IP in new ways, as a service.

“Whispir provides IBM with an opportunity to change the way they engage with their clients and provide them differentiated and innovative new services,” said Fry

Jeromy Wells adds that “Cost savings from efficiencies are one thing, having the capabilities to mitigate risk for our customers are another, but the magic really happens when Whispir becomes the means by which our channels and end user customers have new ways to generate new revenue streams — this is the most compelling value.

Wells Concludes:

“Our business model just gets stronger and stronger every day, with our customers using Whispir to innovate new uses of Whispir within their businesses. CAaaS is a new category that we have defined and we anticipate that will receive a lot of attention from the market over the next few years.”

About Whispir

Whispir enables new and more effective ways for businesses to design communications applications to interact with people. With Whispir, businesses can flourish in the super-connected world of mobile, social, and web technologies, to service their consumers, internal and enterprise needs. Our aim has always been to develop customer-centric solutions that transform the way people and organizations engage with their world, for the better. Whispir makes it possible to leverage valuable insights, worldwide best practices, capabilities, and workflows from the simplest to the most complex communications tasks.

Whispir is transforming the way businesses communicate.

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Phone Number: +65 6361 0256

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October 3, 2016 at 3:19 pm

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DHL Express Honored as Top Global Express Provider at Payload Asia Awards 2016

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— DHL Express awarded Customer Choice for the fifth year running and Industry Choice for the third consecutive year

/PRNewswire/ — DHL, the world’s leading international express services provider, has been awarded Global Express Provider of the Year at Payload Asia Awards 2016. The company won the Customer Choice Award for the fifth year running, and Industry Choice Award for the third consecutive year.
The accolades recognize the company’s continuous innovations and investments for enhanced customer benefits such as faster and broader access to international markets and customized logistics solutions.

Ken Lee, CEO of DHL Express Asia Pacific, said, “The awards are a strong recognition of our extensive and robust suite of customer services and logistical flexibility. As more local businesses enter the global marketplace, we bolstered our network and infrastructure in the region to better support our customers’ growing business needs in global trade. Since the start of the year, we have made significant investments in our facilities to scale up capabilities in the region to keep pace with Asia Pacific’s continued growth. These include new gateways in Auckland, Jakarta and Tokyo, as well as custom-built state-of-the-art service centers in Kaohsiung and Hong Kong. In addition, we have offered a new Phnom Penh-Bangkok flight service to enhance Cambodia’s global connectivity and trade relations. Our ongoing investments continue to enhance our extensive operational network and underscore our commitment to providing high quality service to support our customers’ growth ambitions.”

Since 2010, DHL Express has implemented award-winning Certified International Specialist (CIS) training program that introduces employees to the fundamentals of international shipping and the role they play within the company’s global network. The CIS program also allows employees to undertake cross-functional modules that are relevant to their roles. As part of the CIS program, DHL Express managers undergo the Certified International Manager module which aims to develop managers who are inspired and capable of driving the highest levels of performance and results for the company and its customers. Regarded as one of the world’s largest corporate training programs, CIS has won accolades from leading organizations such as the HR Directors Summit and the Stevie Awards.

DHL Express Asia Pacific continues to invest heavily in its facilities and fleets to drive strong business growth. In 2015, the revenue of DHL Express Asia Pacific increased by 12.1% and daily shipment volumes in its Time Definite International product line grew healthily at 6.7%. Overall, the company has extended its position as Asia’s leader with a market share of 44%.

Payload Asia Award winners are selected based on a set of criteria evaluating the strength of customer service, business growth, operational performance, development strategy as well as customer and product innovation. The Customer Choice Award is voted by customers and readers of Payload Asia magazine. The Industry Choice Award winner is determined by a senior level panel drawn from across the industry. Winning both awards again is a strong validation of the company’s delivery and direction. It serves more than 40 countries and territories in the region.

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DHL – The logistics company for the world

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 340,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 59 billion euros in 2015.

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October 3, 2016 at 2:26 pm

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PR Newswire’s Media Coffee Panel Event in Singapore to Discuss Crisis Communications

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Since the advent of social media, encountering corporate crisis in the digital age has become more challenging than ever. How do communications and public relations professionals remain resilient? On October 14, PR Newswire will host another Media Coffee event in Singapore to discuss trending topics on crisis communications. Themed “Crisis Communications in the Digital Age”, the event invites speakers from the media and PR industries to have a panel discussion on crisis communication strategies for today’s digital media landscape. Panelists include Adrian Tay, Head of Digital Media Group at SPH; Nicolas Leong, Account Director at Rice Communications; Victoria Ho, Asia Editor at Mashable and Verdayne Nunis, Commercial Communications Director at Microsoft Asia. The free-to-attend panel discussion is open for registration now.

Panelists for PR Newswire’s Singapore Media Coffee on October 14
Panelists for PR Newswire’s Singapore Media Coffee on October 14

The panel will cover pertinent questions including:

What are the “Do’s” and “Don’ts” for crisis communication in social media?
How are press releases still a relevant crisis communication tool in this digital age?
How can companies overcome the pressure to contain a crisis and clarify details quickly before rumours start spreading online?
Should companies be concerned about answering more to their shareholders or to members of the public?
How can companies turn negative publicity into a positive one?
Discuss crisis communications case studies.
To foster a more interactive and fruitful discussion, attendees are encouraged to use the event Twitter hashtag #MediaCoffeeSG to raise questions pertaining to crisis communications.

The event will also be recorded, and the archived video will be available shortly after the event. For those who cannot attend Media Coffee in person and are interested in receiving alerts for the archived video, please subscribe here for updates.

About PR Newswire’s Media Coffee

The goal of Media Coffee is to enable communications professionals to hear from leading media organizations on how their respective companies work, providing insight into their specialist areas, giving advice on achieving coverage and informing them on effective targeting of journalists within their sector and how to build a mutually beneficial relationship.

About PR Newswire

PR Newswire, a Cision company, is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms and distribution that marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers leverage to engage key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry over 60 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to- end solutions to produce, optimize and target content — and then distribute and measure results. Combining the world’s largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire powers the stories of organizations around the world. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific regions.

Cision is a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of today’s communication professionals.

For further information, please contact:
PR Newswire’s Asia Marketing Team
+852 2572 8228

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October 3, 2016 at 1:11 pm

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Cardiatrics – Singapore’s First Comprehensive Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program Based On Lifestyle Medicine Providing A Solution to The Rising Rate of Heart Disease and Stroke in Singapore

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — In conjunction with World Heart Day, Cardiatrics, Singapore’s first comprehensive and clinically-driven cardiovascular disease prevention program, is launched. The program is based on lifestyle medicine and focuses on behavioural change through effective health coaching. It aims to empower individuals to achieve an optimal state of health by working closely with a team of experienced Cardiatrics doctors and coaches through a technology enabled platform.

Cardiovascular disease prevention plays a significant role in the current state of health amongst Singaporeans, with 16 people dying every day from heart disease or stroke, accounting for nearly 1 in 3 deaths 1. While this is partly due to an aging population, the growing number of Singaporeans with risk factors such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol has also led to the disease in younger people, with the number of heart patients below the age of 40 doubling in the last 5 years 2.

These alarming figures are what makes cardiovascular disease the leading cause of deaths globally. Cardiatrics hopes to combat cardiovascular disease, lower an individual’s reliance on medication and surgery, and minimise future medical costs for individuals through prevention.

Cardiatrics is a personalised health program conducted over four months and developed by a leading cardiologist and health experts in Singapore. The program is clinically driven and delivered through doctors and health experts to serve higher risk individuals. It is designed to be effective to treat and reverse diabetes, hypertension, obesity and high cholesterol levels with the aim of preventing cardiovascular disease.

“We developed this program which extends beyond a regular health screening, or any other generic health and wellness program by comprehensively delivering a clinical lifestyle intervention program. It closes the loop by integrating a complete risk assessment with in depth lifestyle analysis, to personalise a 4-month health program,” said Dr. Peter Ting, Cardiologist and Chief Medical Officer, Cardiatrics.

“It takes into account an individual’s clinical goals, lifestyle preferences and environmental situation. At the end of the program, individuals can see a clinical improvement in their risk of cardiovascular disease and better managed chronic conditions,” Dr. Peter Ting continued.

Cardiatrics takes an integrated approach to bring together multiple health experts into one team, with doctors, fitness trainers, psychologists, dieticians and health coaches – all working together on the clinical goals of an individual. Cardiatrics Doctors and Coaches are all holistically trained in areas supporting health and wellness including nutrition, exercise, mental wellness, behavioural counselling and change management.

“The Cardiatrics health program is currently being piloted at Harley Street Cancer and Heart Centre at Gleneagles Hospital. There is a long term plan to extend the program’s offerings through other physicians and their clinics as the next phase of its expansion,” Mervyn Fathianathan, Co-founder, Cardiatrics.

Individuals are paired with a dedicated Doctor and Coach team to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease, making the program a truly immersive and high touch experience. The lifestyle management solutions involve programmed exercise, prescribed nutrition, stress management, sleep and hydration management and smoking cessation. The program components are based on scientific methods that are proven to work.

Cardiatrics focuses on empowering behavioural change to help individuals make lasting lifestyle changes. This is what helps bring about a reduction in risk factors that is both effective and sustainable. The program is highly customised, taking into account an individual’s personal constraints and unique set of health needs so that Doctors and Coaches can always provide individuals with realistic solutions that can be easily integrated into their lifestyle. The program aims to understand an individual’s preferences closely, while inspiring and motivating them towards their clinical goals.

One unique feature is that the program offers a proprietary mobile device app which will provide users with day-to-day in-app health advice from Cardiatrics Coaches. If offers a technology-enabled solution which provides daily interactions, systematic tracking and monitoring, and helps enhance overall motivation.

Opportunities for face-to-face consultations and group activities, like boot camps, forums, food preparation classes and workshops will truly immerse each individual in an effective lifestyle change journey. The social network of like-minded individuals with the same goals and purposes will help build an enhanced level of commitment in users. It will also offer existing members a maintenance program to enable low-level lifestyle monitoring, continuous access to ongoing events, and yearly medical reviews.

This health program currently has its own health coaching training course to develop its health coaches, providing over 40-hours worth of formal health coach training including role playing classes.

Cardiatrics’ aim is to make a fundamental shift in the healthcare system of today. Instead of treating diseases after they occur, the Cardiatrics program aims to prevent them in the first place. Cardiatrics envisions this shift in healthcare to be the future, and hopes to play a part in helping eradicate cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of deaths worldwide.

* References:

1. Singapore Heart Foundation (2015) Singapore – statistics – about the heart & heart disease – Singapore heart foundation. Available at:

2. Dr Keng, F. (2015) Heart disease – stop this silent killer. Available at:

About Cardiatrics

Cardiatrics is Singapore’s first comprehensive and clinically driven cardiovascular disease prevention program. It integrates a risk assessment with a personalised 4-month health program. The program uses lifestyle management solutions as medicine and focuses on behavioural change through effective health coaching. It aims to empower individuals in achieving optimised health results by working closely with a team of experienced Cardiatrics coaches delivered through a technology enabled solution.

Cardiatrics is introduced by Lifestyle Therapeutics Pte Ltd, founded by leading cardiologist, Dr Peter Ting, and entrepreneur, Mervyn Fathianathan launched in 2016.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations: Clara So
+65-8123-2570 /

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October 3, 2016 at 12:21 pm

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