SINGAPORE: Financial Institution Guidance to Enhance Vigilance Over Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”), Singapore’s central bank and financial regulatory authority, is, amongst many other things, responsible for the development of Singapore as an international financial hub.

As part of its constant drive to uphold and improve the integrity of the nation’s financial ecosystem, the MAS issued a circular in early March 2023 to remind financial institutions (“FIs”) on the importance of staying vigilant to money laundering and terrorism financing (“ML/TF”) risk, including steps FIs may take to navigate ML/TF risk inherent in the wealth management sector, including private fund management.

The salient points are as follows:

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