IMAS 9th Regulatory Forum

IMAS 9th Regulatory Forum

22 Mar 2023

IMAS successfully hosted the 9th Regulatory Forum as an in-person event at Fullerton Fund Management’s office, with a full house of close to 100 participants. This year’s Forum reviewed the key regulatory changes and latest trends taking shape in Asia and Europe, and discussed the impact of these evolving guidelines on the regulatory landscape

We are very privileged to once again have Mr Tan Keng Heng, Executive Director & Head of Capital Markets Intermediaries Department II at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, join us as our keynote address speaker. 

Please refer to the programme in the table below:






2:30pm – 3:00pm 




3:00pm – 3:10pm 


Welcome Remarks 

Carmen Wee, CEO of IMAS 

Fann Teh, Chairman of IMAS Regulatory Committee 


3:10pm – 3:30pm 


Keynote Address by MAS 

Mr Tan Keng Heng, Executive Director Capital Markets Intermediaries Department II, MAS 


3:30pm – 4:45pm 


Overview of Regulations & Developments – Singapore and Asia  

  • Stephanie Magnus, Principal, Financial Services Regulatory, Singapore, Baker McKenzie 

  • Karen Man, Partner, Financial Services Group, Hong Kong, Baker McKenzie 

  • Wong Sue Wan, Partner, Financial Services and Corporate, Commercial & Securities Practice Group, Wong & Partners, Kuala Lumpur, Baker McKenzie 

  • Bhalarp Vallayapet, Senior Associate, Financial Services Group, Bangkok, Baker McKenzie 

  • Lucca Li, Senior Associate, Financial Services Group, Baker McKenzie FenXun, Shanghai 

Overview of Overseas Regulations & Developments – UK and Europe  

  1. McErlane, Caitlin – Partner, Financial Services Regulatory, London 



4:45pm – 5:25pm 


Virtual Presentation from Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI)  

Marc-André Bechet, Deputy Director General, ALFI 


5:25pm – 5:30pm 


Closing Remarks 

Fann Teh, Chairman of IMAS Regulatory Committee 

Special thanks to our speakers from Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow, who provided us with an extensive update on the Regulations & Developments in Asia, as well as the UK and Europe. The speakers shared on the regulatory changes and developments pertaining to their respective countries and regions, allowing participants to gain useful insights of these updates in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, China, UK and Europe.  

Rounding up the Forum, we are utmost grateful to have Mr Marc-André Bechet, Deputy Director General from the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) share with us an overview of the current European regulations and developments focusing on ESG, as well as the current consultations from European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and European Commission on funds names, greenwashing, market trends and main data points. IMAS has had an excellent relationship with ALFI over the years, and we are glad to be able to invite them as a speaker for this year’s Forum. 

We hope that this forum was beneficial to our members. More materials regarding the session and recording are available below: 


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