I'm a Malaysian who is migrating to Singapore. Are the investment plans in SG better than Malaysia's plans? Since I'm not from here and I don't have CPF, what other alternatives should I opt for? - Seedly
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Asked on 09 Nov 2018

I'm a Malaysian who is migrating to Singapore. Are the investment plans in SG better than Malaysia's plans? Since I'm not from here and I don't have CPF, what other alternatives should I opt for?

As for all the brokerage account or investment plan, are those only open for Singaporean only?

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No offence but investing using our currency should already be a decent appealing factor.

We also have MAS being the watchdog of all licensed investment options and you can trust them to do a good job.

We're also known for being an investment hub so there's opportunity to invest in the rest of the world as well. There are many more efficient markets and opportunities outside both of our countries.

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Geraldo L.
Geraldo L.
Level 7. Grand Master
Answered on 06 Mar 2020

Depending on various restrictions, funding requirements, and tax implications, brokerages will have different arrangements to be fulfilled to open an account for non-local residents. However, brokerage accounts and investment plans are not restricted to only Singaporeans.

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Pascal S
Pascal S, MBA Graduate at Singapore Management University
Level 6. Master
Answered on 06 Mar 2020

I like how you use the word "migrating"

You have a few too many options at your disposal.

Get a cheap, but massively huge piece of land in MY not far from civilization, and you can build your retirement house there, about 5 years before you expect to retire.

Oh, and keep earning in SGD as long as the exchange rate permits it.

Life is good.

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Frankie Aufhauser-Rappaport
Frankie Aufhauser-Rappaport
Level 9. God of Wisdom
Answered on 10 Feb 2020

Cheap u.s. based broker, then the following general style possible https://seedly.sg/questions/what-is-your-general-investing-philosophy-strategy

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Zen Rogue Xuan
Zen Rogue Xuan
Level 6. Master
Answered on 01 Aug 2019

As a Malaysian citizen, you are eligible to put money into the EPF, which is malaysia's version of CPF. You can also consider opening an SRS account and contribute money into it regularly so that you can get tax relief, and used said monies for investment purposes- Stashaway can be invested via SRS. Also, MoneyOwl and Endowus who carry the excellent Dimensional Funds are working to become SRS certified!

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Kyle Lim
Kyle Lim
Level 3. Wonderkid
Answered on 01 Aug 2019

Some advice about a Malaysian forex broker

According to the regulatory information from LFSA(Labuna Financial Services Authority), the licensed office of MXC Group in Malaysia is at Unit Level 14 (B) & 14 (C), Main Office Tower, Financial Park Labuan Complex, Jalan Merdeka, 87000 Labuan F.T. Recently, WikiFX team visited the forex broker in Malaysia.

We saw a beautiful lobby as we arrived at the Financial Park Labuan Complex. But we couldn’t find MXC Group when we reached level 14, as 14(B)&(C) which was supposed to be the broker’s office turned out to Regus Management instead. The company staff told us that although MXC Group registered with this address, the broker’s office wasn’t here, nor did its employees work in the building.

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Luke Ho
Luke Ho
Level 7. Grand Master
Answered on 10 Nov 2018

The range of investments and safety of them are much better here. They are open to pretty much everyone, unless you're a US citizen.

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Elsa Goh
Elsa Goh
Level 6. Master
Answered on 09 Nov 2018

Just for info, if you will be getting a PR and working as an employee, you will get cpf.

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