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Decrypting crypto-funds: The key questions

2 August 2019


Many of the world’s largest asset management firms are exploring the potential of crypto-funds, but what are they, what are the risks, how are they regulated, how do you set one up and who has custody of the assets? These were some of the questions discussed...

Virtual Banking – Singapore proposes new digital bank framework

22 July 2019


The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced on 28 June 2019 that it will issue up to five new digital bank licences. This will allow non-bank players to enter the Singapore digital banking market. MAS expects to invite applications for these licences in...

Facebook's Libra - an exciting but challenging road ahead

27 June 2019


Facebook has announced that it is to launch Libra, a global digital currency, backed by some of the biggest names in financial services and tech including Visa, Mastercard, Uber and Spotify. The aim is to provide instant international money transfers by blockchain...

New regulation of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) in Japan

20 June 2019


The amendment to the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act of Japan (FIEA) is the first step towards introducing detailed regulation to ICOs in Japan. This represents a significant step forward and brings some helpful regulatory clarity to this emerging asset...

Hong Kong to introduce expanded profits tax exemption regime for funds

17 December 2018


On 7 December 2018, the Hong Kong government gazetted the Inland Revenue (Profits Tax Exemption for Funds) (Amendment) Bill 2018 (the "Expanded Funds Tax Exemption"). The Bill introduces a new preferential tax regime for qualifying funds and provides...

Hong Kong new open-ended fund company structure goes live in July 2018

31 May 2018


Currently a Hong Kong domiciled open-ended investment fund may be established in the form of a unit trust but not in the form of a corporate vehicle due to the capital protection provisions of Hong Kong incorporated companies under the Hong Kong Companies Ordinance....

Initial coin offerings – asking the right regulatory questions

3 May 2018


Initial coin offerings or ICOs are growing rapidly. Essentially a method of crowdfunding facilitated through blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies, ICOs are reported to have raised almost $10 billion globally from the start of 2017 despite being denounced...