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Published Date: 05 March 2013

MAS Consults on Recommendations of the Financial Advisory Industry Review

Singapore, 5 March 2013... The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today released a consultation paper on the recommendations of the Financial Advisory Industry Review (FAIR). The consultation paper seeks feedback on all the recommendations made by the FAIR Panel as well as some additional recommendations from MAS. 

2   The FAIR Panel concluded its review of the financial advisory (FA) industry late last year and released a report () on 16 January 2013 with 28 recommendations.

3   MAS has reviewed the report and agrees in principle, to the recommendations made by the FAIR Panel.  MAS has also made additional recommendations to facilitate the implementation of the FAIR Panel’s recommendations, including:

a) Providing details of how the Balanced Scorecard Framework for remunerating FA representatives will be operationalised across the industry;

b) Elaborating on the FAIR Panel’s proposals to strengthen the complaints handling and resolution processes of FA firms and incorporating the enhanced requirements in the Financial Advisers Act;

c) Grandfathering former FA representatives who are on a short career-break from the FA industry, should the proposal to raise the minimum academic entry requirement be adopted; and

d) Allowing FA firms to enter into introducer agreements with corporations only.

4   The consultation paper is available on the MAS website and comments should reach MAS by 4 June 2013.  Interested parties may email their comments to