Singapore capital markets services license

Singapore capital markets services license

A corporation may make an application for a capital markets services license to carry on business in one or more regulated activities.

In granting a capital markets services license, the Authority shall specify the regulated activity or activities to which the license relates, described in such manner as the Authority considers appropriate.

Legal Requirements



Element Requirement(s)
Entity Requirements The entity making the application is a Singapore:

  1. A company,
  2. Sole proprietor
  3. Foreign owned company,
  4. Partnerships,
Director’s Requirements At least one Executive Director of the applicant is a Singapore citizen or permanent resident.
Shareholder requirements Every Singapore License will need at least one shareholder.
Compliance Officer The Licensee must establish and maintain an appropriate and effective compliance function within the firm which operates independently of all operational and business line functions and senior or supervisory management.
Local Office The applicant must have premises in the island acceptable to the commission prior to operating the business. The premises should be able to facilitate confidential interaction between the applicant and its clients, and provide for safe and confidential storage of documents.

Ongoing Obligations

1. Annual obligations: Maintain such accounting records and financial statements available for examination by the Registrar or any person authorized under his hand at its principal place of business or registered office in Labuan;

2. Notify Minister within a reasonable period of any of the following changes:

  • Changes in any Key Functionary in the Fund.
  • Change in the registered office address
  • Change of its agent in Labuan
  • Change in name or address of-

a) each director of the fund, if the fund is a company

b) each trustee of the fund, if the fund is a trust

c) Each general partner of the fund, if the fund is a limited partnership.

d) Appointment, resignation or removal of a Director or officer

About Valsen Fiduciaries

Valsen Fiduciaries is a licensed independent global service provider of a broad range of fiduciary, administrative, legal, corporate secretarial and support services.

    1. Company formations and Administration
    2. Assistance with Bank Account opening
    3. Collective Investment Setup and Administration
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The Valsen Advantage

  • We will advise you on the optimal legal structure for your requirements, size, expectations and circumstances. We have extensive knowledge of a wide range of securities dealer licenses in all major jurisdictions.
  • Valsen will assist to complete every form for each process in the best way we know how (Based on our many years’ experience with various regulators and service providers across the world)
  • We are very hands on in the post filing period checking with re regulator and service providers and updating you regularly. Any queries raised by the regulators and service providers during processing will be quickly synthesized by us and we shall craft the right responses to move the process forward fast.
  • We have a full in-house compliance support for all compliance requirements with the regulator and service providers

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