The regulation, which is now in the final implementation phases, will likely give institutional investors and asset managers a hard time as initial margin calculation is highly technical.
Overly burdensome rules are hindering investors rather than protecting them, argue AMP Capital's Kerry Ching and Blair Pickerell, formerly of Nikko Asset Management.
Unveiled at the same time as a decrease in board lot size and minimum share trading price, the short position reporting rule in Singapore could prompt Asian bourses to follow suit.
But there is still much discussion over the form those rules should take in Asia.
China's insurers will have until December 31 to tweak their asset portfolios to meet new ratios. Foreign-affliated insurers are expected to file reports separately.
The steps to establishing new fund management JVs are becoming clear, but the hurdle bar is set high, according to Deacons.
The consultation paper released at the weekend is likely to generate wild debate about the offering of hedge funds to public investors.
Changes to the CPF next year could inject more than S$37 billion into the fund management industry.
When it comes to short selling, Hong Kong is not quite as backward as Malaysia, but it''s getting close.