Rulebooks: Contents

Mainboard Rules
Catalist Rules
SGX-ST Rules
CDP Clearing Rules
Rule 1 — Application and Definitions
Rule 2 — Administration
Rule 3 — Membership
Rule 4 — Appointment of Approved Executive Directors and Directors
Rule 5 — Financial/Capital Requirements
Rule 5A — Position Accounts
Rule 6 — Clearing and Settlement between Clearing Members and CDP
Rule 6A — Margin Requirements
Rule 6B — Collateral
Rule 6C — Payments
Rule 7 — Clearing Fund
Rule 8 — Default Rules
Rule 9 — Suspension or Restriction of Clearing
Rule 10 — Liabilities
Rule 11 — Supervisory Rules
Rule 12 — Foreign Market Links
Rule 13 — General
Rule 14 — Transitional Provisions
Regulatory Notices to CDP Clearing Rules
Practice Notes
Practice Note 3.9.1(6) — Conflicts of Interest
CDP Settlement Rules
DVP Rules [Entire Rulebook has been deleted]
CDP Depository Rules
Futures Trading Rules
SGX-DC Clearing Rules
SIAC DT Arbitration Rules
SIAC DC Arbitration Rules
Rule Amendments

Practice Note 3.9.1(6) — Conflicts of Interest

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Added on 18 September 2012. Rule 3.9.1(6) Please contact Member Supervision:

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1. Introduction

1.1 This Practice Note provides guidance on how front office and back office functions of Clearing Members should be separated, in accordance with Rule 3.9.1(6).

2. Separation of Key Functions

2.1 The purpose of separating a Clearing Member's various key functions is to minimise and manage conflicts of interests among these functions.
2.2 Examples of proper separation include:—
(a) the setting and authorising credit limits on customers by senior management staff who are independent of sales and marketing functions, and are not related to the customer in question; and
(b) having adequate separation of management responsibilities e.g the heads of sales, dealing or marketing functions should not have responsibilities over the middle and back office functions of Clearing Members.
2.3 The basis for determining and amending credit limits should be properly documented. Adequate audit trail reports should be maintained to show all changes to credit limits, the date and time of the modifications and the authorised person who approved the changes. In addition, sufficient checks and procedures should be in place to ensure that all limits and parameters set and modified by the credit control administrator are accurate and have been approved.

Added on 18 September 2012.