Thursday, 20 April 2017
Singapore: MAS consults on the introduction of a new corporate structure - the variable capital company
Last month the Monetary Authority of Singapore began a consultation on the legal framework for a new corporate structure for collective investment schemes: the variable capital company. These new companies will have their own legal framework, set out in the Singapore Variable Capital Companies Act, and will have the ability to create sub-funds with segregated assets and liabilities. Directors will be subject to a fit and proper persons test. For further information, see the consultation paper (here, pdf) and the draft Variable Capital Companies Act (here, pdf).