Increasingly, fund tax advisers to Asian investment funds are considering Asia-Pacific funds established in Singapore, while moving away from the Cayman Islands due to recent tax developments and lingering negative market perceptions created by leaked disclosures of confidential information.
As a hub for the deployment of regional capital, the city-state provides a compelling proposition for investment funds with an Asia-Pacific mandate. In this article, we examine the different forms of Singapore funds today, and understand how they provide a tax-efficient and low-risk platform for investments into Australia, China, Japan, and South Korea.
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A version of this article was first published in the Tax Notes International on 25 February 2019.