Singapore Hedge Fund Services 2011

Fri, 08/04/2011 - 14:33

The 'Singapore Hedge Fund Services 2011' special report comprises 5 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
Melwyn Teo, Associate Professor of Finance, Singapore Management University and MD of the BNP Paribas Hedge Fund Centre

Progressive regulations drive growth in the Lion City

Sun, 10/04/2011 - 14:44

By James Williams – As the US and Europe prepare to impose regulatory shackles on hedge fund managers in response to the financial meltdown of 2008, Singapore has, for many, emerged as a pillar of pragmatism with no knee-jerk reactions, just a sensible, measured approach. »

Rick Morris, Global Head of IT, Linedata

Advocating the Asian Cloud

Thu, 12/05/2011 - 16:19

By Rick Morris – It wasn’t so long ago that hedge funds refused to countenance any kind of remote hosting solution. Concerns about security and speed of service plus a reluctance to relinquish control of the physical equipment were all legitimate reasons for keeping a technology system in-house. However, rapid developments in the area of cloud computing have brought about a change of heart among hedge fund managers. »

Ralph Chicktong, Managing Director, Custom House Singapore

Providing a Nascent solution in Asia

Fri, 08/04/2011 - 14:56

Interview with Ralph Chicktong – An increase in Asian start-up hedge funds helped regional assets grow 15 per cent to USD152billion last year. For fund administrators like Custom House  Singapore, this growing client base is largely emerging out of Hong Kong and Singapore. »

Zhijian Wu, CEO, Woodsford Capital

Singapore takes key role in development of hedge funds

Fri, 08/04/2011 - 15:01

By James Williams – A recent industry report showed that Singapore’s market share in the Asian hedge fund space had risen year-on-year to 14.14 per cent. With assets under management also climbing 22 per cent from USD17.6bn end-2009 to USD21.5bn, there’s good reason to be optimistic on the scope of influence the Lion City will have in shaping the region’s alternatives industry. »

Yang Eu Jin, Partner, Corporate & Securities Laws, KhattarWong

MAS regulations improve standards

Fri, 08/04/2011 - 15:07

Interview with Yang Eu Jin & Tan Choon Leng – “In Singapore most fund management start-ups will require some form of registration with MAS, it’s just a question of what form of registration or licensing they’ll need based on what they intend to do,” explains Yang Eu Jin (pictured), Partner, Corporate & Securities Laws, KhattarWong, one of Singapore’s largest indigenous law firms. »

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