Fund Management, Investment Funds And Collective Investment Schemes

Our Fund Management team draws on the wealth of experience of our Managing Director, Sharmila Gunasingham, a pioneer in the fund management industry who has spearheaded several firsts, including:

  • Assisting in establishing the first umbrella cum feeder structure in Singapore
  • Obtaining approval for the first Singapore domiciled fund to feed into a Luxembourg and subsequently a Dublin investment vehicle
  • Establishing the first hedge fund in Singapore
  • Obtaining the first authorization for a collective investment scheme in Singapore under the Securities and Futures Act, Cap 289

Major international assets managers are creating and launching collective investment schemes in Singapore, attracting domestic and international funds. With an established reputation in funds work, Global Law Alliance handles all aspects of legal and regulatory requirements relating to investment schemes, including:

  • Fund structuring and design, for open and closed ended schemes
  • Establishing Offshore Investment Funds and Distribution Advice
  • Advising on compliance, regulatory and tax issues under the Securities and Futures Act
  • General advice on the implications of the Securities and Futures Act on the offering of foreign collective investment schemes in Singapore
  • Establishing collective investment schemes, asset management and financial advisory companies in Singapore and overseas
  • Obtaining authorization and advising on offers of restricted authorized and restricted recognized schemes
  • Preparing constitutive and transactional documents, including Prospectuses, Profile statements and Trust Deeds
  • Listing on a recognized stock exchange
  • Private placement of schemes
  • Scheme mergers or conversions into open-ended schemes
  • Liaison with the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Central Provident Fund, and other governing bodies on authorization issues
  • Registration with the relevant regulatory authorities
  • Advice on investment incentives offered by the Economic Development Board to asset management and financial advisory activities
  • Compliance policy development and structuring for securities compliance issues
  • Private and public offers of securities and insurance linked investment products

We work closely with the Monetary Authority of Singapore on policy and regulatory developments and our law corporation has the ability to offer in-depth and effective advice on fund management and collective investment schemes, related documents and licensing requirements.