Financial Services and Wealth Management in Singapore

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By Tan Chwee Huat

During the last decade, many changes have taken place in the Singapore financial marketplace. The Monetary Authority of Singapore has implemented numerous reforms to liberalize financial services sector.

Since 2002, two new laws have come into effect. The Securities and Futures Act and the Financial Advisors Act have important impact on the financial community. Institutions must hold the Capital Market Services (CMS) licence and the Financial Advisors licence and their representatives must pass the CMFAS examinations.

This book discusses the changes in detail. Part A provides details of the reforms and discusses the impact of the new laws and regulations. Part B highlights the wide range of financial services and products provided by the institutions. In this edition, two new chapters have been added. They focus on issues related to wealth management which has become the recent focus of many banks that provide services to high net worth individuals or HNWIs. This book should be of interest to all financial institutions and professionals. It is also a must-read for investors who have to choose from a wide range of financial products. It will be especially useful to students and professionals in banking and finance.

TAN Chwee Huat is Professor at the NUS Business School, National University of Singapore.

Publication Year: 2011
296 pages, 229mm x 153mm
ISBN: 978-9971-69-576-7, Paperback

NUS Press