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 Response to Consultation Paper

MAS Consultation Paper : Proposed Amendments to the Requirements for REITs

REITs are currently subject to a leverage limit of 45%. The leverage limit seeks to ensure that REITs do not over-extend themselves by pursuing highly geared property acquisitions. MAS is reviewing the leverage limit, and invites views and suggestions on the possible approaches to recalibrate the leverage limit.

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Guidelines on Individual Accountability and Conduct – Proposed Scope of Application​ (June 2019)

On 26 April 2018, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) issued a consultation paper to seek feedback on a proposed set of guidelines to strengthen accountability and standards of conduct across the financial industry. Specifically, the Guidelines on Individual Accountability and Conduct (IAC Guidelines) aim to promote the individual accountability of senior managers, strengthen oversight of material risk personnel1, and reinforce standards of proper conduct among all employees.​ 

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MAS Consultation Paper : Proposed Notice on Prevention of Money Laundering and Countering the Finance of Terrorism for Variable Capital Companies

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is introducing a Notice to variable capital companies (VCCs) on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT). The proposed VCC AML/CFT Notice is attached as Annex B of this consultation paper. These requirements draw reference from international best practices and the Standards set by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global standard-setter for measures to combat money laundering (ML), terrorism financing (TF), and proliferation of financing.​



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6/13/2019MAS Consultation Paper : Guidelines on Individual Accountability and Conduct – Proposed Scope of Application
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5/30/2019Consultation Paper on the Proposed Notice on Prevention of Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism for Variable Capital Companies
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5/22/2019Part 1:  Consultation paper on the proposed notice on prevention of money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism for variable capital companies
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4/30/2019Consultation paper on the proposed notice on prevention of money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism for variable capital companies
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4/30/2019Consultation paper on the proposed framework for the variable capital companies
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5/2/2018RESPONSE TO CONSULTATION PAPER : Proposed Listing Framework for Dual Class Share Structures
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4/2/2018Singapore Exchange (SGX) is seeking market feedback on proposed safeguards to address expropriation and entrenchment risks of dual class shares (DCS) following broad support for the structure in an earlier public consultation.
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1/31/2018Singapore Exchange (SGX) is seeking feedback on whether to retain quarterly reporting (QR). Concern about compliance costs has been repeatedly raised among market professionals and listed companies while investors prefer adjustments to QR to be tempered.
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11/27/2017The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) proposes to introduce a liquidity risk management framework in the form of guidelines for fund management companies with respect to the collective investment schemes (CIS) that they manage
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4/21/2017RESPONSE TO CONSULTATION PAPER on SGX Public Consultation on Possible Listing Framework for Dual Class Share Structures
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4/17/2017SGX issued a consultation paper on whether a dual class share (DCS) structure where certain shares have higher voting rights than others, should be introduced and if so, what safeguards might be appropriate.
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4/1/2017RESPONSE TO CONSULTATION PAPER on Proposed Regulatory Regime for Managers of Venture Capital Funds
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2/15/2017MAS intends to simplify the admission requirements and authorisation process for VC managers, in view of recent market development, and MAS’ assessment of the lower risk of business and market conduct issues associated with VC managers.
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1/6/2017MAS issued a consultation paper proposing revisions to the examination framework for appointed representatives under the SFA and FAA.
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12/12/2016MAS has issued a consultation paper to consult on the proposed amendments to the Code on Collective Investment Schemes. The proposed amendments relate to: giving retail investor access to precious metal funds, enhancing transparency and market discipline
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7/14/2016RESPONSE TO CONSULTATION PAPER on FinTech Regulatory Sandbox Guidelines
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6/16/2016Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has released a consultation paper on proposed guidelines for a "regulatory sandbox" that will enable financial institutions as well as non-financial players to experiment with financial technology (FinTech) solutions.
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1/30/2016Consultation Paper on Sustainability Reporting: Comply or Explain.
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Public Consultation on Market Conduct Rules for Marketing and Distribution Arrangements of Financial Institutions at Retailers and Public Places

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