Singapore has been ranked as the best place for fund management companies to operate in the Asia Pacific due to its stable political environment and free flow of capital across borders. In addition, the city-state also offers a solid financial services sector that provides legal protection to foreign investors.
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The government has taken several steps to encourage foreign investment. For example, it has reduced the corporate tax rate to 9% from 30%. At the same time, it has provided incentives to overseas firms looking to set up shop in Singapore. These include zero per cent withholding tax on local profits and exemption from capital gains tax if they are repatriated to their home country.
A fund management business in Singapore can offer local and international clients financial services. It can provide investment advice and solutions to help investors make better decisions. Singapore’s regulatory framework allows fund managers to access global capital markets. They can invest in any market around the globe.
What are the Different Types of Funds?
There are two broad categories of fund management – active and passive. Active funds actively seek out opportunities and invest in them. Passive funds do not actively search for investment opportunities but instead wait for opportunities to come to them.
How Does an Investor Choose Between These Two Options?
The choice between active and passive investing comes down to risk tolerance. An investor who wants to take more risks may opt for operational funds, while those who wish to avoid risks may prefer passive funds.
Which Type of Fund Should I Consider?
An investor can start with any fund provided they understand their risk appetite. If investors have a high-risk tolerance, they should look at higher-risk funds like venture capital funds. On the other hand, if an investor’s risk tolerance is low, they should look into lower-risk funds like government bond funds.
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