The Singapore model: how can regulators balance investor protection and support for innovation?

Financial Services

Singapore’s standing as a global financial hub got a boost over the last year as more foreign capital flowed into the country, even as the pandemic and political turmoil diminished investors’ confidence in other regional economies. While investors have come to trust the Singapore model for the robustness of its legal frameworks, recent news that homegrown unicorn Grab is planning a $40bn IPO on Nasdaq via a SPAC has raised questions about the regime’s flexibility to accommodate alternative business capital raising needs. How will these and other events shape the future of the Singapore model?

To understand how regulators are approaching the challenges associated with evolving business models and disruptive innovations in Singapore, Global Counsel convened an in-conversation with Tan Boon Gin, Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Exchange Regulation; and Andrew Yeo, Acting Head of Global Counsel Singapore.

Watch the full event below.


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