17 Feb '17, 3am

Tiny Singapore to revamp venture capital rules as it angles for a piece of Silicon Valley's pie - CNBC

Tiny Singapore to revamp venture capital rules as it angles for a piece of Silicon Valley's pie - CNBC

Singapore, nicknamed the "little red dot," is eyeing a sliver of Silicon Valley's pie, aiming to attract venture capitalists to grow a stable of start-ups in the regional financial hub. Earlier this week, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) introduced proposals to simplify the authorization process for venture capital funds. Under the current regulatory framework, managers of venture capital funds are treated like other fund managers. But the central bank noted that in part due to long lock-up periods, it likely wasn't necessary for venture capital funds to meet the same higher capital requirements as other fund managers. Additionally, the MAS proposed easing the licensing requirements for venture-capital-fund managers. Chia Tek Yew, head of financial services advisory at KPMG in Singapore, said he expected the MAS would fast-track the new regulations and that ventur...

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