At Syfe, the security of our clients' money is of utmost importance to us, and we have stringent measures in place to prevent an event like a closure from happening.
Syfe is licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), and we hold a Capital Markets Services (CMS) License for retail fund management, dealing in capital markets products and providing custodial services. As a CMS license holder, we have met all the requirements and standards set by MAS to prevent a bankruptcy event from happening. This includes meeting the minimum capital requirement, as well as audits and compliance to ensure that Syfe has sufficient daily cash flow to meet all operational needs.
Funds in your Syfe Trade account are held on trust by The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Singapore Branch (“HSBC”).
Alpaca Securities LLC, a member of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), will serve as the sub-custodian for your securities account. In the event that a SIPC-member fails and is placed in liquidation under the Securities Investor Protection Act, SIPC protects the securities customers of its members up to $500,000 (including $250,000 for claims for cash). SIPC does not protect against any decline in the value of your securities. For details, please see www.sipc.org.
Your funds and assets are held separately from Syfe’s. This means that we will never be able to use your funds and assets, even in the very unlikely event that Syfe stops operating.
In that unlikely scenario, we will work together with HSBC and our broker to ensure the orderly transfer of assets to other licensed financial institution, or the return of all assets and funds to our customers. Customers will be able to choose their preferred means.
All customers are also free to withdraw their money any time they wish. Syfe does not impose any exit penalties or lock-in periods, so clients are genuinely able to access their money any time.