Specified Investment Products (SIPs)
Specified Investment Products (SIPs) are financial products with structures and features that may be more complex than others and require more knowledge to understand.
Since January 2012, as part of the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s initiatives to provide trading safeguards to retail investors, brokers have to assess if investors have the relevant knowledge and experience before they can invest using SIPs.
Examples of SIPs listed on SGX:
- Daily Leverage Certificates (DLCs)
- Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs)
- Futures and Options
- Structured Warrants
- Synthetic Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
Learn more about the key features and risks of listed SIP. Take the SIP Online Learning module here.
You may approach your brokers to complete the Customer Account Review (CAR). To qualify, you will need to satisfy ONE of the following three criteria:
- Educational Qualifications
You have the relevant educational qualification. For example, a diploma or higher qualification in accountancy, business administration, finance etc; or a professional finance-related qualification including CFA and ACCA.
- Working Experience
You have a minimum of three consecutive years of relevant working experience in the past 10 years. For example, working experience in accountancy, financial, risk management fields.
- Investment Experience
You have made at least six transactions in listed SIPs in the last 3 years.
Your CAR status will not expire if you have traded in listed SIP regularly with a minimum of two trades in 3 years. Otherwise, your CAR status will expire and you will be required to complete a new CAR.
SGX’s online learning modules covers the key features and risks of listed SIPs. The module takes approximately 40mins to complete and you have to correctly answer 15 out of the 20 quiz question. Upon completion, you may then provide your broker with the quiz result.