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'Deluge' of reforms prompts relocations
Tuesday 28 Jun 2011 | Andrew Hickley
Overlapping and "contradictory" EU and US regulations could see hedge funds move their operations to Singapore and other Asian and offshore destinations, KPMG has claimed. The auditing and...
Singapore as an emerging hub for OTC derivatives
Monday 27 Jun 2011 | SMX Advertorial
Singapore is well-poised to revolutionise commodities and derivatives trading, according to V Hariharan, interim chief executive of the Singapore Mercantile Exchange.
Aima: Singapore's regulators 'sit and wait'
Friday 24 Jun 2011 | Will Henley in Singapore
Hedge fund managers coming to Singapore benefit from an "extremely light" regulatory regime, but headaches are around the corner thanks to the extraterritorial effects of Dodd Frank and the EU's AIFM directive, says Ho Han Ming of the Alternative Investment Management Association.
Why is Singapore a good place to do business?
Wednesday 22 Jun 2011 | Judy Lim
Global businesses choosing to base their international HQs in Singapore can benefit from its keen pro business regime as well as its network of 50 comprehensive double taxation avoidance agreements, writes Judy Lim, head of Russian investment bank VTB Capital in Singapore.
SVCA: Singapore is 'rolling out the red carpet'
Wednesday 22 Jun 2011 | Will Henley in Singapore
Singapore firms are "gloating" after attracting huge capital inflows as a result of political upheavals and regulatory clampdowns elsewhere around the world, asserts Raj Rajkumar, vice chairman of the Singapore Venture Capital and Private Equity Association.
A lion among tigers: Singapore, insurance and the law
Monday 20 Jun 2011 | Mark Errington
International insurers basing themselves in Singapore can benefit from a supportive regulatory regime and an open and fair legal system, writes Mark Errington, insurance and reinsurance partner at law firm Barlow Lyde & Gilbert.
Singapore firms to reveal executive pay
Tuesday 14 Jun 2011 | Andrew Hickley
Listed companies operating in Singapore could be forced to reveal the wages of their chief executives and individual board members under new proposals. Detailed as part of 14 touted changes to...
Why would I want to work in Singapore?
Tuesday 14 Jun 2011 | Mark O'Reilly
With the benefit of low taxes, workers in Singapore's financial industry are able to enjoy a substantial disposable income. But there is much more besides to make the Asian destination an attractive work destination, writes Mark O'Reilly, Asia-Pacific managing director of recruitment firm Astbury Marsden.
Expert view: Fund management in Singapore
Monday 13 Jun 2011 | Elaine Chan
The drivers behind the growth of Singapore's fund management industry as well as incoming regulatory changes are examined by Elaine Chan, partner and joint financial services regulatory head of law firm Wong Partnership.
US regulator raises 'lax' Singapore fears
Friday 10 Jun 2011 | Will Henley
Singapore has been pinpointed by a senior futures US regulator as a potential weak spot for lax trading regulations and financial sector arbitrage. Bart Chilton of the Commodity Futures Trading...
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