Mon, Jan 26, 2015
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

AIMA Singapore responds to MAS consultation paper on fund management company regulations

Thursday, April 29, 2010
Opalesque Industry Update - The Singapore Branch of the Alternative Investment Management Association (“AIMA”), the industry trade association for hedge funds, is currently in the process of engaging its Singapore members, in response to the latest Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) consultation paper on the proposal to regulate the fund management companies.

The latest MAS consultation paper sets out the proposed regulatory framework governing fund management companies (“FMCs”). There are three proposed categories of FMCs under the new regulatory regime:

- Notified FMCs – FMCs whose assets under management (“AUM”) are not more than S$250 million and who serve not more than 30 qualified investors;

- Licensed A/I FMCs – Licensed FMCs who serve only accredited and/or institutional investors; and

- Licensed Retail FMCs – Licensed FMCs who serve retail (i.e. non-accredited and non-institutional) investors.

This proposed 3-tier regime for fund managers will affect local hedge fund managers. Currently, local hedge fund managers operate under the Exempt Fund Manager (“EFM”) framework.

The MAS have called for responses to the paper by 31 May 2010 and, following consultation with its members, AIMA Singapore will be submitting comments to the MAS.

Michael Coleman, the Chairman of the Singapore branch of AIMA, commented: “We are pleased to note that the latest consultation paper has seen MAS considering many of the views and comments that AIMA had raised in earlier dialogue sessions.”

Michael added: “Our member managers will be impacted by the proposed changes particularly in the areas of capitalization and executive staffing. We are happy to see that MAS has, with the Notified FMC category, recognized the needs of start up and smaller managers not to be overburdened by regulatory costs.”

Michael also welcomes the transitional arrangement proposed by MAS: “Our members had expressed concerns around the need for and likely shape of a transitional regime. The announcement provides clarity on this issue and it is anticipated there will be an aggregate of 18 months’ time for our members to meet the new requirements. This will help to mitigate any potential major disruption to the continued operation of our members.”

Corporate website: Source

See yesterday’s article: Singapore working on tightening rules for hedge funds Source


FG

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Investing - U.S. investors favor currency hedged Europe ETFs as euro tumbles, Quants win back investors as Swiss franc fuels volatility gains, David Einhorn's $7bn hedge fund is loading up on this stock, Hedge fund BlueMountain Capital unveils Ocwen Financial short, claims default on notes[more]

    U.S. investors favor currency hedged Europe ETFs as euro tumbles From Reuters.com: U.S. investors stung by the falling euro who want to stay invested in Europe are turning to exchange-traded funds designed to strip out the impact of the region's currency. The biggest among so-called "cur

  2. News Briefs - Millennials use tech tools to jump into investing, Winklevoss twins to launch bitcoin exchange with FDIC insured deposits, Robertson’s legacy from hedge funds to New Zealand, Real estate managers exploring smaller open-end funds[more]

    Millennials use tech tools to jump into investing It is the Facebookification of monetary investing. From social networking platforms that enable young investors to stick to every other's stock-picking mojo, to internet sites for initially-timers hungry for a piece of the Silicon Valley

  3. Top performing private equity firms you should invest in[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Professor Oliver Gottschalg of Paris-based HEC Business School, also known as Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris has released his annual ranking of the top performing private equity firms. The 2014 HEC-DowJones Private Equity Performance Ranking

  4. Comment - Why invest in hedge funds if they don't outperform the market?[more]

    From Forbes.com: Hedge funds have always been a bit exotic and an enigma to some, but bottom line they are supposed to produce good returns using a range of strategies including global macro, event driven and relative value (arbitrage). And, sophisticated or high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) could

  5. Owen Li 'truly sorry' for blowing up $100m of hedge fund’s assets[more]

    From CNBC.com: A hedge fund manager told clients he is "truly sorry" for losing virtually all their money. Owen Li, the founder of Canarsie Capital in New York, said Tuesday he had lost all but $200,000 of the firm's capital—down from the roughly $100 million it ran as of late March. "I take r