Published Date: 26 August 2020

CFC 02/2020 Modification to the Single Entity Limit for Country-Specific Government Bond Funds

This circular modifies the single entity limit in the Code on Collective Investment Schemes (“Code”) in relation to country-specific government bond funds. In particular, the minimum credit rating requirement under Paragraph 2.6(a) of Appendix 1 of the Code is lowered to investment-grade, i.e., BBB by Fitch, Baa by Moody’s or BBB by Standard and Poor’s (including such sub-categories or gradations therein), provided certain conditions are met. More details can be found in the circular.