Full range of compliance services for financial services firms in Singapore
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Over 20 years of legal, ex-MAS & compliance consulting expertise to support you reliably
MAS Regulatory Compliance Consulting
Expert specialist advice tailored to your type of business and your set-up
Our expert financial services compliance consultants support you on every step of your journey, whether you are an entrepreneur launching your business or a Singapore subsidiary of a group that is already regulated overseas. We regard each firm as unique, having its own size, complexities, customers, cultures. We design your compliance programme with your stage of development and specific needs in mind.
Our Tailored Services
We can serve you at various stages of your life cycle as an institution that is or will be regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).
The first step of your journey would be to get your licence or registration, depending on your business model. In Singapore, an array of licences or registrations are needed to enable provision of different types of financial services to the public or a section of the public, e.g. only accredited and institutional investors.
At the exciting juncture of your firm’s impending launch of business, Integrity Consulting can walk you through the process for obtaining the specific licence or registration that is needed to enable your firm to offer the intended type of services or products to your target clientele.
Having identified the requisite application criteria and ensured that your firm is able to meet them, our expert consultants will then assist your company in your licence or registration application process. We have experience applying for a wide array of licences or registrations from the MAS, including Capital Market Services Licence (CMS), Registration for Fund Management (RMFC), Payment Service Provider Licence, Trust Company Licence and Financial Adviser Licence.
Drafting Policies and Procedures
Even if you have an internal policy, it is important to have regular compliance training to ensure that all staff, management and directors are familiar with their respective obligations. Integrity Consulting has experience providing bespoke training to suit the specific policies of your firm and the training needs of your team.
Borrowing a dental hygiene analogy, just as we brush and floss daily, regular trips to your dentist are still a must. The dentist tells us if we are doing too much or little or if there are areas we are unaware of.
So too, as financial institutions busy themselves with the day to day, they should periodically get a “health check” of their internal controls and compliance frameworks. This gives assurance that internal controls and business processes are working as they should, and where needed, identify areas where improvements are needed. This compliance process will help management identify potential risks and improve operational efficiency. Receiving an independent assessment of your company’s practices, processes and controls gives you peace of mind that your business has been assessed by persons with requisite expertise and experience, and helps you avoid issues due to non-regulatory compliance.
Sinyee manages Integrity Consulting, a compliance consultancy firm. She advises financial services firms on licensing and ongoing obligations after they are licensed. As a compliance consultant, Sinyee has advised a range of firms from banks, asset managers (hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, external asset managers), remittance companies and fintechs. Recent areas on which Sinyee has advised firms on include anti-money laundering & counter terrorism financing, personnel fit & proper requirements, preparation of regulatory filings and reports, outsourcing, data privacy, business continuity, cybersecurity & technology risk management, cryptocurrency and fintech regulations.
Whether you’re curious about the services we offer, or want to start a dialogue with us, we’re here to answer your questions.