Wealth Management

Learn more about Singapore’s offerings as a leading wealth management hub, which empowers investors with access to pan-Asian and global opportunities as well as world-class wealth management capabilities.

Overview

Singapore has established itself as one of the leading private banking and wealth management centres globally and in Asia.

High net worth individuals choose Singapore for our sound financial regulation, strong rule of law, as well as political and economic stability. The breadth and depth of institutions here also give them ready access to global and regional financial markets while providing a full suite of wealth management services to meet their every need.

In addition, Singapore has built up a strong eco-system of capabilities to support the growth of private banking. These include:

  • Skills and expertise in asset management, wealth and succession planning, foreign exchange and derivatives trading.
  • A diverse pool of local and international wealth management talent, supported by world class training institutions.
  • Developed capital markets as well as a vibrant private equity and venture capital eco-system.
  • Comprehensive suite of wealth management players including trust companies, philanthropy organisations, family offices and ancillary service providers such as tax, legal advisors, consultants and technology platform providers.

Key Facts

Wealth management of the future will be one of stewardship and purposeful deployment of assets… We will continue to work with our industry partners to facilitate future-planning for the future generation.

MAS Assistant Managing Director Ng Yao Loong at the Euromoney Asia Private Banking Seminar, 13 September 2018



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Family Offices

On the back of rising growth of Asian wealth, an increasing number of families are consolidating their wealth in Singapore through formal structures, such as family offices. This section contains information on licensing requirements for single family offices in Singapore.

Extract from “FAQs on the Licensing and Registration of Fund Management Companies”:

The term ‘single family office’ (SFO) is not defined under the Securities & Futures Act (SFA). An SFO typically refers to an entity which manages assets for or on behalf of only one family and is wholly owned or controlled by members of the same family. The term ‘family’ in this context may refer to individuals who are lineal descendants from a single ancestor, as well as the spouses, ex-spouses, adopted children and step children of these individuals.

It is not MAS’ intention to license or regulate SFOs. There are existing class exemptions from licensing under the SFA and the Financial Advisers Act for the provision of fund management and financial advisory services respectively to related corporations.

For further details, please refer to the full FAQ here (687.8 KB).

Upholding Professional Standards

An industry-led Private Banking Code of Conduct  further ensures the competency of private banking professionals and fosters high market conduct standards.

Regulations and Guidance

Banks in Singapore are regulated under the Banking Act . Find out more about the regulatory regime and licenses for the banking industry in Singapore.

See the full list of banks in the Financial Institution Directory.

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