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Singapore: Re-domiciliation Of Investment Funds To Singapore

By The Sovereign Group   We recently highlighted the launch in Singapore this year of the Variable Capital Companies (VCC) framework, a new corporate structure that can be used for a wide range of investment funds.   The VCC is designed to offer more flexibility to investment funds in Singapore by providing an umbrella-sub-fund structure and less rigid capital maintenance requirements. The VCC is therefore similar to the 'protected cell' and 'segregated portfolio' structures in offshore jurisdictions such as the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, and Guernsey.   Singapore fund managers will be able to constitute investment funds as VCCs...
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Charming Singapore the Back Garden for Living ——New Trend of Global Immigration in 2020

In recent years, with the trend of asset allocation globalization, more and more high net worth individuals realize the importance of overseas status planning and building overseas homeworld. HNWI's asset allocation has shifted from simply focusing on wealth planning and tax planning to focusing on status planning and building a back garden for overseas life. The home country is still the first place for HNWIs to live and develop their businesses, but for investment, education, health, pension, vacation, medical and other reasons, they build their own overseas living garden. This overseas garden is an overseas home that matches with the...
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Stability and Longevity in Uncertain Times: Singapore's Business Advantage

Singapore's Minister of Trade and Industry, Chen Zhensheng, said in Singapore parliament on September 3, 2019, that Singapore needed diversification and innovation to cope with uncertainty in the world market. The uncertainties mentioned not only the US-China trade conflict but also including BREXIT, tense situation between Japan and South Korea, and the situation in Hong Kong. This is also a various challenge, not only including trade but also technical issues. He answered Mr. Christopher de Souza from Holland-Bukit Timah GRC's question on how Singapore's SMEs, regional headquarters, MNCs, and labor force could protect themselves from the side-effects of the trade...
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Henley Index: Japan and Singapore top 2019 list of world's most powerful passports

(CNN) — It's been a three-horse race this year to be named the world's most powerful passport, with all top three contenders in Asia. Now, as we enter the second half of 2019, Japan and Singapore have held onto their position as the world's most travel-friendly passports, with South Korea dropping into second place. That's the view of the Henley Passport Index, which periodically measures the access each country's travel document affords. Singapore and Japan's passports have topped the rankings thanks to both documents offering access to 189 countries each. South Korea is now rubbing shoulders with Finland and Germany in the...
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Interview - Singapore Trusts and Foundations

What are the key advantages of your jurisdiction in terms of privacy & asset protection for a Chinese HNWI or Family (etc.) looking to succeed their assets to the next generation? We work with the top countries for ease of doing business and high on the corruption perception index (no corruption): New Zealand, Singapore and the Netherlands. All these traditional jurisdictions can offer advantages of asset protections and estate planning to the next generation. Dutch Foundations (Stichtings) can offer them an excellent solution to protect and preserve their wealth in a confidential manner. It is easy to create and Chinese...
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Interview - Singapore Overview

Q:Compared with other jurisdictions, what is unique in your jurisdiction? Why should people put money there? A: Ranked as the world's easiest place to do business and the most competitive Asian economy, Singapore has world-class business and banking infrastructure. Tax system is territorial and the rates are low with attractive tax incentives and exemptions for business to operate. Q:What are the most popular financial services in your jurisdiction? How can they protect the interests of investors? A:The only Asian country with "AAA: rating, with world's top banks and financial institutions establishing their presence here, Singapore is an international financial centre. Q:What...