MAS

February 1, 2012

MAS reviews regulation of derivatives market in Singapore

On 13 February 2012 the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS“) issued a consultation paper on its proposals to expand the scope of the Securities and Futures […]
June 3, 2013

Singapore takes steps against tax crimes and moves towards better international cooperation on tax matters

Singapore is moving fast to improve its regulatory framework and network of cooperation treaties in order to ensure its compliance with international standards on mutual exchange […]
August 1, 2013

Changes to the Regulatory Regime for Closed-End Funds

Introduction With effect from 1 July 2013, new regulations have come into force that affect closed-end funds. Previously, closed-end funds were specifically excluded from the definition […]
September 2, 2013

SGX consults public on reduced board lot size

Singapore Exchange (SGX) is consulting the public on its proposal to reduce the standard board lot size of securities listed on SGX from 1,000 to 100 […]
January 1, 2014

Changes to the Notice on Minimum Entry and Examination Requirements for Representatives of Licensed Financial Advisers and Exempt Financial Advisers

Introduction On 1 February 2014, amendments to the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS“) Notice on Minimum Entry and Examination Requirements for Representatives of Licensed Financial Advisers […]
March 3, 2014

MAS and SGX propose measures to strengthen the securities market

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS“) and Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (“SGX“) released a joint consultation paper on 7 February 2014 setting out proposals to […]
May 1, 2014

FATCA Implementation in Singapore and implications for Singapore fund managers

On 5 May Singapore and the United States signed an agreement to enable Singapore based financial institutions to more easily comply with the US Foreign Account […]
August 1, 2014

MAS June 2014 Information Paper

Introduction In an information paper (“Information Paper“) dated June 2014, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS“) sought to outline some of the policies, procedures and controls […]
August 1, 2014

MAS Regulations for Investments

Introduction On July 21, 2014, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS“) published a consultation paper in which it outlined their proposed additional regulatory safeguards to protect […]
October 1, 2014

Proposed regulations to help Financial Institutions comply with US FATCA

Introduction On 22 September 2014 the Ministry of Finance (“MOF“), Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS“) and the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (“IRAS“) proposed the draft […]