Singapore as a jurisdiction of choice for asset managers

IQ-EQ hosted a webinar with KPMG Singapore on Friday 4 December 2020, focused on ‘Singapore as a jurisdiction of choice for asset Managers’.

Singapore is emerging as a leading jurisdiction for funds thanks to significant developments for the finance industry including an update to the VCC regime and the introduction of new economic substance requirements.

The panel was moderated by Sukanya Lal, Business Development Director. Our panelists comprised:

  • Nandini Navale, Director, Asset Management, KPMG Singapore;
  • Anulekha Samant, Tax Partner, Asset Management, KPMG Singapore;
  • Kalpesh Desai, Partner, Deal Advisory, M&A Tax and Private Equity Tax, KPMG India

During the panel, our experts touched upon trends seen across international financial centerslike Singapore, as well as some of the key commercial, tax and legal considerations for investors.

They discussed how Singapore’s popularity as a fund domicile has risen compounded by the introduction of key economic substance requirements. They also explored various fund regimes in Singapore such as the update on the VCC regime and its use on various fund strategies and licensing requirements in Singapore for fund management, among other topics.

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