Short Disclosure Rules in Singapore take effect from 1st October 2018. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is the competent authority.


Any person or legal person owning a short position above the designated threshold is required to disclose the position. Reporting is on a weekly basis.


The short position threshold is the lower of:

(a) 0.2% of total issued shares in the relevant class of shares or units; or
(b) S$ 2,000,000.


Key considerations


  • Threshold relief is not available for funds not owned by you i.e. funds managed on behalf of third parties
  • Only the same class shares to be used in denominator as opposed to the total shares outstanding used in some other jurisdictions
  • No look through to ultimate entities (as opposed to some other jurisdictions)
  • For incorporated funds, generally the disclosures will be at the fund level. However, if a fund is unregistered, it should be disclosed against the ultimate owner


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