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.
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Ravi Menon, Managing Director, MAS
Connecting Global Markets, Supporting Asia’s Growth
Regulations and Guidance
Fund managers are regulated under the Securities and Futures Act as fund management companies or venture capital (VC) fund management companies.
VC managers are under a simplified regulatory regime that takes into account contractual safeguards already present in typical contracts negotiated by VC managers’ sophisticated investor client base.
"Private Credit - The Next Key Driver of Growth in Private Markets" - Speech by Mr Lim Cheng Khai, Executive Director, Financial Markets Development Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore, at the Private Debt Investor’s APAC Forum on 29 March 2023
At the Private Debt Investor’s APAC Forum, Mr Lim Cheng Khai, Executive Director, Financial Markets Development Department, MAS, spoke about the emerging role of private credit, the prospect for private credit in Asia, and how MAS intends to support the growth of this asset class.
"Growth Opportunities of Alternative Investment Industry and its Ecosystem in Singapore" - Speech by Mr Lim Cheng Khai, Executive Director, Financial Markets Development Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore, at the Alternatives Investment Management Association Singapore Forum 2023 on 28 March 2023
At the Alternatives Investment Management Association Singapore Forum 2023, Mr Lim Cheng Khai, Executive Director, Financial Markets Development Department, MAS, highlighted key initiatives in MAS’ Industry Transformation Map 2025 that were relevant to the asset management industry.
"Three New Drivers of Asset Markets" - Opening Remarks by Mr Ravi Menon, Managing Director of Monetary Authority of Singapore, at the IMAS-Bloomberg Investment Conference on 9 March 2023
At the IMAS-Bloomberg Investment Conference, Mr Ravi Menon, Managing Director, MAS, highlighted three key uncertainties that will drive financial market returns and risks: inflation, geo-economic fragmentation, and climate change.
"Critical Economic Uncertainties" - Keynote Speech by Mr Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore, at the SuperReturn Asia Conference on 20 September 2022
Mr Ravi Menon, Managing Director of MAS, spoke on key uncertainties around the global economy and pivots for private market investment strategies in the uncertain environment.
MAS launches Financial Services Industry Transformation Map 2025
The Financial Services Industry Transformation Map 2025 lays out the growth strategies to further develop Singapore as a leading international financial centre in Asia – to connect global markets, support Asia’s development, and serve Singapore’s economy.