What does it mean to be a nominee shareholder?

The registered owner of shares held for the benefit of another person (the beneficial owner).

Is nominee shareholder legal in Singapore?

Nominating a company shareholder is legal under Singapore law, as long as you have legitimate reasons for the arrangement.

Why do people use nominees?

Understanding Nominees Stockbrokers prefer nominee accounts because they reduce costs and increase trading efficiency. An investor’s shares are legally owned by a stockbroker’s non-trading subsidiary or nominee company. The investor is the stock’s beneficial owner and has rights over the shares.

Can we have a nominee for shares?

Under Section 72 of the Companies Act, 2013, holders of shares and debentures of a company can nominate a person to whom the shares and debentures would vest on the demise of the holder of shares or debentures.

Are nominee shareholders legal?

Nominee shareholder can take legal ownership of shares merely by his name given under nomination by the deceased shareholder in scenario of the negligence of a person entitled to shares under the will of a deceased shareholder.

Is a nominee a beneficial owner?

It means a person whose name is entered in the registered of members of the Company as a holder of the shares but who does not have any beneficial Interest in the shares.

What rights does a nominee shareholder have?

If the nominee is minor, then shareholders shall appoint any other person to become entitled to shares in case of the death of shareholders during the minority of the nominee. On the death of a shareholder, shares are transferred to nominee shareholders. He will have all rights as of original shareholders.

What is nominee shareholder Singapore?

Nominee Shareholder for Singapore Company A nominee shareholder is one that is appointed to hold shares on behalf of the appointers. As per the Companies Act, all Private Limited companies in Singapore must have at least one shareholder, regardless whether the member is an individual or a corporation.

Is a nominee a trust?

A declaration of trust for use where shares in a company incorporated in England, Wales or Northern Ireland are registered in the name of a nominee shareholder but held for the benefit of another person (the beneficial owner).

What happens if nominee shareholder dies?

The nominee dies, and his representatives refuse to honour the nominee shareholder arrangement and instead treat the shares as though they are the property of the deceased nominee. The nominee divulges this arrangement to other persons and parties. It becomes impossible to contact the nominee.

Why do companies use nominee shareholders?

A Nominee Shareholder is the registered owner of shares within a company. The beneficial owner may choose to appoint a Nominee Shareholder because they do not want to register the shares in their own name. A Nominee Shareholder is a great way to keep shareholder information away from public records.

Is a nominee shareholder legal?

A nominee shareholder acts as a legal, unrelated, third party, who is officially registered as the holder of shares on behalf of the actual shareholder. This shields the beneficiary owner from being publicly associated with that particular company.