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Fund Compliance

Fund licensing management activities in Singapore are regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) under the Securities and Futures Act (Cap. 289) (SFA).

In order to manage an investment, a fund manager license is required in Singapore. The fund managers planning to market a fund will need to obtain a Capital Markets Services (CMS) License from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) under the Securities and Futures Act (Chapter 289) (SFA). A minimum capital requirement must be met to qualify for the CMS License.
Those who want to open a corporation in Singapore and apply for a fund manager license must also register with the Monetary Authority within the city-state (MAS) and must comply with a few requirements.

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In order to manage an investment, a fund manager license is required in Singapore. The fund managers planning to market a fund will need to obtain a Capital Markets Services (CMS) License from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) under the Securities and Futures Act (Chapter 289) (SFA). A minimum capital requirement must be met to qualify for the CMS License. Those who want to open a corporation in Singapore and apply for a fund manager license must also register with the Monetary Authority within the city-state (MAS) and must comply with a few requirements. In order to apply for the fund manager license in case of a fund management company in Singapore, a local or a foreign investor must register a company with ACRA under the following conditions:

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  • The company must have a minimum of 2 directors with at least 5 years of experience in the financial industry;
  • At least one of the directors must be a Singapore citizen or resident and must be appointed as an executive director;
  • The minimum share capital for obtaining the fund manager license is 250,000 SGD;
  • The documents required for registration are the same as for any other type of company in Singapore;
  • The fund management company must have a permanent head office in Singapore;
  • Different criteria can apply, based on the number of investors the Singapore company will service

The requirements mentioned above apply to fund management companies servicing a maximum number of 30 investors and managing assets with a worth of maximum 250 million SGD.

Special requirements apply when seeking to get a fund manager license with the aim of administering assets with a value of more than 250 million SGD. The Singapore company formation requirements in this case are a minimum of 3 directors, out of which 2 must reside or relocate to Singapore, and a share capital which can go up to 1 million SGD.

To grow beyond their home markets, companies need to manage regulatory risks, overcome cultural differences and provide competitive advantages.

With more rigorous regulations and local enforcement, Bluebox Global can help clients manage increasingly rigorous regulations with a practical focus. We have a multidisciplinary approach to our legal work, with colleagues in tax, consulting, finance, Fund Compliance, and risk management, as well as professionals focused on certain sectors and industries. Bluebox Global works cross-functionally to provide its clients with a holistic perspective.

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Our teams collaborate extensively with each client to develop a thorough grasp of their fund’s and investors’ requirements. Whenever possible, we try to understand the individual needs of each fund before designing an administrative solution that fits its exact criteria exactly.

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Custody services involve the safekeeping and administration of financial assets on behalf of institutional investors such as mutual funds, pension funds, and hedge funds. Financial agencies act as custodians, holding and safeguarding securities and other assets, processing transactions, and providing reporting services. They ensure compliance with regulations, manage corporate actions such as dividends and stock splits, and may offer additional services like securities lending.

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Fund administration services encompass a range of activities aimed at supporting the operation and management of investment funds. This includes accounting, valuation, and reporting services for the fund and its investors. Fund administrators handle tasks such as calculating net asset value (NAV), preparing financial statements, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements. They also assist with investor servicing, processing subscriptions and redemptions, and maintaining investor records.

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Transfer agency services involve managing the registration and transfer of investor ownership in mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and other investment vehicles. Financial agencies act as transfer agents, maintaining shareholder records, processing transactions such as purchases and sales of fund shares, and distributing dividends and other income to investors. They handle investor inquiries, facilitate account transfers, and ensure accurate record-keeping to support regulatory compliance and investor transparency.

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Clients rely on Bluebox’s team of highly skilled regulatory and compliance specialists to provide informed guidance that is tailored to their business and operations as the funds industry becomes more regulated.

We represent leading funds, as well as their top executives and traders, in regulatory and compliance matters, ranging from preventative measures through exams, investigations, and enforcement proceedings under securities and commodities laws.
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Our regulatory and compliance team helps a wide range of registered and exempt advisers and asset managers stay in compliance with all applicable Fund Compliance requirements.

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