11/06/24

SINGAPORE: Singapore Reportedly Tightens Scrutiny on Family Offices & Hedge Funds

As published on: aastocks.com, Tuesday 11 June, 2024. 

Singapore has been accelerating its tightening of various investment regimes since March after at least one of the defendants in a recent SGD3 billion (USD2.2 billion) money laundering case was involved a family office that received tax exemptions, Bloomberg reported, citing people with the knowledge of the matter. Singapore asked family offices and hedge funds to provide more information and further close down inactive business entities.

Family offices that were reportedly granted tax exemptions received new forms in May requesting more detailed information, and the forms need to be submitted by the end of June. Meanwhile, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) confirmed that it would abolish the licensing regime for hedge funds with assets of up to USD250 million by 1 August and replace it with a more stringent reporting mechanism.

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