The Securities and Futures Commission is finalising amendments to the Real Estate Investment Trust Code (REIT) which will allow REIT managers to invest in financial instruments and property development activities, after many industry participants supported the measure.
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the Securities and Futures Commission are seeking industry views on rules regarding mandatory reporting and related record-keeping obligations under the new over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives regime.
The Securities and Futures Commission has fined Ping An of China Securities (Hong Kong) HK$6 million over “serious internal control deficiencies.”
The Securities and Futures Commission said it will continue with its efforts to develop an asset management market for Hong Kong domiciled funds, while safeguarding investor interests through launching various regulatory initiatives.
The Securities and Futures Commission is reviewing its overall approach to the regulation of market intermediaries following the combination of its licensing and supervision departments within a new Intermediaries Division.
Moody's Investors Service has maintained its negative outlook on Hong Kong’s banking system because of risks to lenders over the next 12 to 18 months from their increasing exposure to mainland borrowers.
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has launched a non-statutory competency framework for private wealth management practitioners in Hong Kong.
The Securities and Futures Commission is seeking industry opinion on proposals to amend the code on unit trusts and mutual funds.
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing is proposing to revise corporate governance norms relating to internal controls, with the plan to require companies to place greater emphasis on risk management.
The Securities and Futures Commission plans to revise guidelines that will exempt companies from certain disclosure obligations.