The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued a consultation paper on Nov 3 on the classification of certain investment products as complex, whereby enhanced safeguards will apply when they are distributed to retail investors. 

The paper also proposes changes to increase retail investors’ access to diversified investment funds.

The consultation seeks to enhance the existing complex products regime that was first introduced in 2012. The framework allows for retail investors’ access to a range of investment products, while helping them better understand the features and risks of products that are considered more complex.

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