The Singapore Fund Directors Association (SFDA) is an industry-driven initiative established to create and support an ecosystem within Singapore’s financial industry for fund directors. The SFDA is the fund director’s destination where they will be part of an ecosystem and community peopled by thought leaders, experts and service providers in the funds investment sector from Singapore and other countries. Singapore remains on track to be the financial hub of choice in Asia. The SFDA will augment this position with a membership of fund directors based in Singapore and the region.
Established in 2020, the Singapore Fund Directors Association was formed with the mission to be Singapore’s premier body representing fund directors to foster long-term success through advocacy and standards-setting in corporate governance, and professional development for fund directors.
The SFDA aspires to be recognised locally and internationally as an authoritative advocate, influential promoter and dynamic facilitator of excellence in fund director practices through education, information sharing or exchange, accreditation, value-added services, forming an influential community that upholds the highest standards and practices.
The SFDA aims to build an ecosystem and community to support fund directors based in Singapore by placing their professional development and training at our core.
As the roles of independent directors continue to evolve, and with the increasingly tightening of laws by regulatory bodies, it is becoming more important for Independent Directors to acquaint themselves on new regulations surrounding corporate governance and mandatory regulation.
A director on the board of a fund is expected to have a sound knowledge of risk management, regulations, compliance matters and all other aspects to do with fund management. With this added role, independent directors too will be regulated in the same way as fund managers in the near future.
By being part of the SFDA network of like-minded, informed, and experienced individuals working in governance and oversight roles, fund directors are ensured protection and development of their careers going forward.