Proposed derivative restrictions for Singapore insurers to have a limited impact

New MAS proposals to unify investment guidelines for all insurers, and in doing so limit derivatives usage, will not affect existing investment policies for insurance firms

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A Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) proposal to limit the use of derivatives for investment purposes by insurance companies and to bring the investment activities of general insurers and reinsurers in line with those of life insurance companies will not pose problems, say local market participants.

On January 23, the MAS released a consultation paper, 'Review of requirements on investment activities of insurers' proposing to extend MAS Notice 317 to general insurers and reinsurers. MAS

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