Located in the heart of fast-growing Asia, Singapore has positioned itself as a developed pan-Asian asset management centre with a conducive environment for asset managers and asset owners to locate and hub their investment activities.
We have a strong pool of regional and global players offering and managing traditional and alternative investment strategies using Singapore as a gateway to source for and access regional investment opportunities. Asia Pacific accounts for the significant bulk of funds sourced and re-invested into.
Singapore is also an attractive location for global public investors and asset owners, such as sovereign wealth and pension funds, to access public and private market opportunities across Asia and ASEAN. In addition, to position Singapore as a leading fund domiciliation hub, MAS and ACRA launched the new Variable Capital Companies (VCC) framework in January 2020 to provide a new corporate structure for investment funds which seeks to facilitate the co-location of fund managers’ substantive fund management and domiciliation activities in Singapore.
This consultation paper seeks feedback on the proposed transitional arrangements for existing Registered Fund Management Companies (“RFMCs”) that intend to continue operating fund management businesses following the repeal of the regulatory regime for RFMCs.
- Consultation number:
- P015 - 2023
- Start date:
- 24 October 2023
- Closing date:
- 31 December 2023
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