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Franklin Templeton Investments Launches Six Funds in Singapore

Franklin Templeton Investments has launched six new funds in Singapore this week. The addition of these funds brings the total number of Franklin Templeton Investment Funds (“FTIF”) available for subscription by the Singapore retail public to 68. FTIF – Franklin Gold and Precious Metals Fund The fund seeks capital appreciation by investing its net assets […]

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Proposed Amendments to the Code on Collective Investment Schemes

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has released a consultation paper on proposed amendments to the Code on Collective Investment Schemes (Code). The Code prescribes best practices in the management, operation and marketing of collective investment schemes (CIS) authorised under the Securities & Futures Act. The proposed amendments aim to provide clarity and to increase […]

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Proposed Enhancements to the Regulatory Regime for Fund Management Companies and Exempt Financial Intermediaries

MAS yesterday released a consultation paper pertaining to revamp of the licensing requirements of fund management companies (FMCs). Currently, persons conducting regulated activities in Singapore under the SFA are required to obtain a Capital Markets Services [“CMS”] licence. The Second Schedule to the SF(LCB)Regs provides exemptions from the need to hold a CMS licence for […]

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AIG International Funds to Become Pinebridge

Back in September 2009, AIG entered into an agreement to sell a portion of its investment advisory and asset management business, including AIG Global Investment Corporation (Singapore) Ltd to Bridge Partners, LP, an exempted limited partnership owned by Pacific Century Group, an Asia-based private investment group. With effect from 26 March 2010, AIG Global Investment […]

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Fundsupermart to Impose Platform Fees

Recently, Fundsupermart (FSM), a popular platform used by many retail DIY investors to buy unit trusts, announced that they would be charging their users a platform fee with effect from May 2010. The charges will apply to investments made using cash or SRS. Increasing operating costs has been cited as one of the reasons for […]

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