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Fund Management Company (FMC): Application

What licences are required to operate a fund management company?


  • If a company wishes to conduct regulated fund management activities under the Securities and Futures Act (SFA), it must be registered with MAS or hold a capital markets services (CMS) licence to operate either as a:

    - Registered fund management company (RFMC) or
    - Licensed fund management company (LFMC).

    Managers of venture capital funds may also apply to operate under the venture capital fund manager (VCFM) regime.

    Individuals performing key functions in a fund management company, such as portfolio construction and allocation, research and advisory, business development and marketing or client servicing are required to be representatives.

    Written by Millennium Law LLC