Executive Director & Head of Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore
Ms. Abigail Ng is Executive Director and Head of the Markets Policy & Consumer Department. She oversees the formulation of policies on the capital markets to promote fair, orderly, and transparent markets, safe and efficient financial market infrastructures, as well as policies on market conduct to achieve fair outcomes for investors, and shape corporate governance standards. She also oversees MoneySense, the national financial education programme.
Ms. Ng previously headed various departments in the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) with supervisory responsibility for market infrastructure including exchanges, central counterparties, and the central depository; as well as the capital markets including the regulation of offers of securities, the conduct of takeover and merger transactions, and the Singapore Exchange as frontline regulator for listed entities.
Ms. Ng represents MAS at various international fora such as at the ASEAN Capital Markets Forum (ACMF), and at the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) where she is involved in work of the IOSCO Fintech Taskforce chaired by the MAS, tasked with examining policy issues related to crypto assets, and the IOSCO Sustainable Finance Taskforce where she was deeply involved in work dedicated to improving securities issuers sustainability-related disclosures.