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MAS Issued Prohibition Orders to Representative for 7 Years for Unauthorised Trades and Misappropriation

Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued two prohibition orders against Mr Prem Hirubalan for 7 years, effective 17th August 2017.  He is banned from performing any regulated activity under the Securities and Futures Act (SFA) and financial advisory services under the Financial Advisers Act (FAA).

” MAS Ban Representative for 7 Years “

He was a representative of OCBC Securities from May 2010 to May 2011, where he conducted unauthorised share trades in the trading accounts of three customers and misappropriated a sum of around $81,000 from one of these customers.

On 24 June 2016, Mr Hirubalan was convicted of charges and was sentenced to 10 months’ imprisonment.


Mr Lee Boon Ngiap, Assistant Managing Director (Capital Markets), MAS:

“MAS expects all finance professionals to act honestly and with integrity. To protect consumers from fraudulent and dishonest behaviour by representatives, MAS will not hesitate to bar any individuals who do not meet fit and proper criteria from the financial industry.”


About Monetary Authority of Singapore

Monetary Authority of Singapore
Monetary Authority of Singapore

Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is Singapore’s central bank, which was formed back on 1 January 1971. It promotes sustained, non-inflationary economic growth through appropriate monetary policy formulation and close macroeconomic surveillance of emerging trends and potential vulnerabilities. MAS manages Singapore’s exchange rate, foreign reserves and liquidity in the banking sector. It is also an integrated supervisor overseeing all financial institutions in Singapore — banks, insurers, capital market intermediaries, financial advisors, and the stock exchange.

  • Origin : Singapore
  • Assets : USD 385.12 billion
  • Revenue : USD 1.89 billion

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Updated on 8th August 2016

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