SFC concludes HK FXCM did not treat clients fairly or have proper controls, policies.
Regulator also asks corporations and entities to conduct AML compliance checks.
Speakers at recent Institute of Bankers conference discuss cybersecurity, AML/CTF, and more.
SFC says compromised or unauthorised transactions amounted to $12.89mn.
Clarification follows unusual step of public warning on internal AML controls.
Information book, SEHK rules and FAQs amended.
Licensees are vulnerable on being used to launder money and finance terrorism, regulator says.
Cap on excess position limit could be increased 6-fold; 3-tier statutory position limit proposed.
Measures are part of efforts to boost Hong Kong’s competitiveness as a fintech hub.
Regulator penalises bank for regulatory breaches, internal control failures.