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Regulations for Fund Management Companies

What are the licensing criteria and applicable requirements for fund management companies?

  • When assessing an application to be an RFMC, LFMC or VCFM, MAS takes into account factors such as:

    • Fitness and propriety of the applicant, its shareholders and directors
    • Track record and fund management expertise of the applicant and its parent company or major shareholders
    • Ability to meet the minimum financial requirements prescribed under the SFA
    • Strength of internal risk management and compliance systems.
    • Business model/ plans and projections and the associated risks

    In addition, your company would need to operate from a dedicated and secure office space that is accessible only by your company’s directors and staff.