No. S 464
Securities and Futures Act
Securities and Futures
(Clearing Facilities)
Regulations 2013
In exercise of the powers conferred by sections 60, 77, 81Q, 339(3) and 341 of the Securities and Futures Act, the Monetary Authority of Singapore hereby makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Securities and Futures (Clearing Facilities) Regulations 2013 and shall come into operation on 1st August 2013.
2.—(1)  In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires —
“annual report” means the audited profit and loss accounts, audited balance-sheet and auditors’ report, however described;
“business day”, except for the purposes of regulations 26 and 47, has the same meaning as in section 4(1) of the Companies Act (Cap. 50);
“position”, in relation to a futures contract, means a futures contract which is outstanding and which has not been liquidated —
(a)by an off-setting transaction;
(b)by delivery of the commodity underlying the futures contract;
(c)through settlement of the futures contract in accordance with the business rules or practices of a futures market; or
(d)by substituting the futures contract for a cash commodity;
“settlement bank” means an entity approved by an approved clearing house or a recognised clearing house to settle payment obligations arising from the transactions of the participants of the approved clearing house or recognised clearing house (as the case may be) that are cleared or settled by the approved clearing house or recognised clearing house (as the case may be);
“specified transaction” means any derivatives contract.
(2)  Any word or expression used in these Regulations which is defined in section 48 of the Act shall, unless the context otherwise requires, have the same meaning as in that section.
3.—(1)  The forms to be used for the purposes of Part III of the Act and these Regulations are those set out at the Authority’s Internet website at (under “Regulations and Financial Stability”, “Regulations, Guidance and Licensing”, “Securities, Futures and Fund Management”), and any reference in these Regulations to a numbered form shall be construed as a reference to the current version of the form bearing the corresponding number which is displayed at that website and described in the First Schedule.
(2)  Any document required to be lodged with the Authority under any provision of Part III of the Act or these Regulations shall be lodged in the relevant form and in the manner specified in the website referred to in paragraph (1), or in such other manner as the Authority may specify from time to time.
(3)  All forms used for the purposes of Part III of the Act and these Regulations shall be completed in the English language and in accordance with such directions as may be specified in the form or by the Authority.
(4)  The Authority may refuse to accept any form if —
(a)it is not completed in accordance with this regulation; or
(b)it is not accompanied by the relevant fee referred to in regulation 4.
(5)  Where strict compliance with any form is not possible, the Authority may allow for the necessary modifications to be made to that form, or for the requirements of that form to be complied with in such other manner as the Authority thinks fit.
4.—(1)  The fees specified in the Second Schedule shall be payable to the Authority for the purposes specified therein and, subject to section 53(2) of the Act, shall not be refundable.
(2)  Payment of fees may be effected, through such electronic funds transfer system as the Authority may designate from time to time, by directing the transfer of funds electronically from the bank account of the payer to a bank account designated by the Authority.
Keeping of books and other information
5.  Every approved clearing house and every recognised clearing house shall ensure that all relevant books, and all other information as may be required by the Authority for the purposes of the Act, are kept for a minimum of 5 years.
Made this 23rd day of July 2013.
Managing Director,
Monetary Authority of Singapore.
[CMD/MCP/02/2012; AG/LLRD/SL/289/2010/23 Vol. 1]