Requirements for licensed financial advisers and specified exempt financial advisers on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (“AML/CFT”) in relation to their cross-border arrangements with Foreign Offices (“FOs”) under the Financial Advisers (Exemption for Cross-Border Arrangements) (Foreign Offices) Regulations 2021.
Notice FAA-N06 on Prevention of Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism - Financial Advisers
Requirements for financial advisers on anti-money laundering (AML) and countering the financing of terrorism (CFT).
Financial institutions operating in Singapore are required to put in place robust controls to detect and deter the flow of illicit funds through Singapore's financial system.
Such controls include the need for financial institutions to identify and know their customers (including beneficial owners), to conduct regular account reviews, and to monitor and report any suspicious transaction.
The AML/CFT requirements for licensed financial advisers, registered insurance brokers exempt under section 23(1)(c) of the FAA and exempt financial advisers serving up to 30 accredited investors can be found in this notice, which include the following:
- Risk assessment and risk mitigation.
- Customer due diligence.
- Reliance on third parties.
- Record keeping.
- Suspicious transaction reporting.
- Internal policies, compliance, audit and training.