September Newsletter 2023
A WORD FORM THE COMMITTEE
Dear Fellow Members
Of late, Singapore has been in the spotlight for the wrong reasons: the resignation of two lawmakers from the ruling party due to their inappropriate personal conduct which raised the issue of fit and proper, followed by a cabinet minister being interdicted from duty with a reduced pay until further notice due to an ongoing corruption probe and the crackdown of a massive billion-dollar money laundering case and forgery offences. MAS will not tolerate the abuse of our financial system for illicit activities and will take firm action against FIs who are found to have breached MAS’ stringent requirements on anti-money laundering / countering the financing of terrorism, or to have inadequate controls against money laundering / terrorism financing (ML / TF) risks.
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REGULATORY & COMPLIANCE UPDATE
In August, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) unleashed a flurry of guidance and updates.
- Circular on ensuring effective detection of sanctions-related risks
- Information paper on “Strengthening AML/CFT controls on risks of misuse of legal persons/arrangements and complex structures”
- FAQs on Licensing and Business Conduct (Other than for Fund Management Companies)
- Moreover, the MAS updated a number of forms, including “Form 3A – Notification for Appointment of an Appointed Representative”
AIWM IN ACTION
AIWM-Marymount Centre Charity Bowl 2023 on September 7
AIWM Annual General Meeting
AIWM Professional Excellence Education Workshop
AIWM Executive Sparks: Future of Singapore as A Wealth Management Hub
AIWM Gala Dinner
AIWM Regulatory & Compliance Update
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