The SEC proposes extra principle-based and versatile necessities for the institution of latest funds and within the funding choice course of.
Thailand’s SEC (Securities and Trade Fee) has introduced plans to overtake its guidelines for mutual fund enterprise operations in favour of a extra principles-based framework.
The adoption of a principle-based regulatory framework will increase mutual fund administration corporations’ enterprise capabilities and scale back working prices, whereas nonetheless placing unitholders’ pursuits first, the SEC stated.
The SEC has already launched main revisions to the regime for personal funds in 2019. The present framework for mutual funds, nevertheless, has been in place since 2006, which the SEC says would possibly now not be conducive to selling competitiveness within the present market atmosphere.
New principle-based rules for mutual funds’ enterprise operations would take away a requirement for asset managers of mutual funds to make use of at the least two particular person fund managers. As a substitute, they will decide to make use of any quantity as they see match, as long as they will guarantee enterprise continuity and sound enterprise operations.
The SEC additionally proposes extra principle-based necessities for the institution of funds and the issuance of prospectuses, to make sure flexibility in organising and managing funds and to launch new fund choices.
Extra principle-based necessities are additionally being proposed to offer larger flexibility in funding choices, whereas rising emphasis on the procedures and mechanisms which are in place to make sure high quality funding choices.
On the charges and bills buildings, the SEC proposes the adoption of a disclosure-based method to make sure transparency and equity to unitholders.
The SEC can even now not require a set timeline for the receipt and supply of belongings to offer extra enterprise flexibility.
Data on the brand new necessities has not but been printed intimately.
The session doc, available here (Thai), is open for feedback till 10 September 2021.