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Author: John Crabb, Karry Lai, Olly Jackson | Published: 1 Jun 2018

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Asia Pacific: MAS market consultations 

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has launched a consultation for a product notification regime for the launch of new derivatives products by market operators on exchanges or centralised trading facilities. To create a more flexible approach to the regulation of position limits and products offered by market operators, MAS is proposing to replace the existing approval requirements with a notification framework that is in line with international norms. The new regime is expected to reduce the time-to-market for new product launches and allow market operators to better control their product pipelines. The consultation will run until June 22 2018.

MAS is also running a consultation on the review of the recognised market operators regime. The consultation is aimed at ensuring that the regulatory framework for market operators continues to meet...