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CEO of Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission: “The Pace of Change and Innovation in Financial Services is Unprecedented”

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During Hong Kong Fintech Week, the CEO of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), Ashley Alder, spoke about the benefits and challenges of Fintech. According to Alder: “It is obvious that the pace of change and innovation in financial services is unprecedented. We… Read More

Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission Updates on Regulatory Approach for Digital Assets

Announced during Hong Kong Fintech Week, the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong issued a statement on their approach which seeks to bring both digital asset portfolio managers and distributors of these “virtual asset funds” under its regulatory purview. Additionally, SFC has released a… Read More

Hong Kong Securities Regulator Seeking Balanced Crypto Rules Says Chief

Properly regulating the cryptocurrency sector is a complex affair, says outgoing Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) chairperson Carlson Tong, but a complete ban is futile: “We do not think imposing a total ban on these platforms is necessarily the right approach, and it will… Read More

Hong Kong is Rocking Fintech

Later this month, Hong Kong will host their annual Fintech Week. This year’s event is being billed as the “world’s first” cross-border Fintech event. The multi-faceted conference will straddle Honk Kong and Shenzen – the relatively new metropolis that links Hong Kong to China’s mainland. Macao… Read More

Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission Warns on ICOs, Takes Action Against Exchanges & Issuers

  The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has issued another alert regarding the risks of investing in initial coin offerings (ICOs) and dealing with cryptocurrency exchanges. Last fall, the SFC fired a shot across the bow of ICO issuers stating certain ICOs may… Read More

Hong Kong’s Financial Services and Treasury Bureau & Investor Education Centre Launch Public Education Campaign on ICO & Crypto Risks

Hong Kong’s Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FSTB) and the Investor Education Centre (IEC), a subsidiary of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), jointly launched a public education campaign today on the risks associated with ICOs and cryptocurrencies. The campaign aims to provide the… Read More

Hong Kong Joins Growing List of Countries Warning that ICOs May Be Securities (and thus regulated)

Hong Kong has released a statement on the use of initial coin offerings (ICOs) warning issuers and platforms alike that certain ICOs may be deemed securities and thus fall under existing securities laws. The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) said it has noticed an increase in… Read More

Dubai Financial Services Authority & the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong Partner on Fintech

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) and the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong have signed an agreement to cooperate on Fintech innovation. The two public entities said the agreement will further strengthen the efforts of both authorities to develop an innovations-friendly ecosystem… Read More

Hong Kong Resurgence: Asian Financial Center Targets Fintech Dominance

A Discussion with Charles d’Haussy, Head of Fintech, InvestHK. Hong Kong has been a definitive leader in global finance and trade for many decades. Yet when it comes to Fintech, embracing financial innovation has been slower than some other centers of alternative finance. But recently Hong… Read More

FCA Inks Fintech Cooperation Agreement with Hong Kong

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has signed a co-operation agreement with the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong. The intent of the agreement is to encourage collaboration that supports Fintech innovation. According to the document, the FCA and SFC will co-operate on information… Read More

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