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Hong Kong Monetary Authority ("HKMA")’s expectations on remote on-boarding of corporate customers
27 November 2020, Banking & Finance, Newsletter, by James Tong, Simon Deane

Hong Kong has in recent times seen an increasing use of remote on-boarding of customers by banks as a result of COVID-19. Banks are generally required to pay more attention to… LEARN MORE

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Guideline on Oversight of Designated Retail Payment Systems (“Guideline”)
27 November 2020, Banking & Finance, Newsletter, by Randy Lam, Simon Deane

In September 2020, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (“HKMA”) issued the Guideline explaining the HKMA’s interpretation of some of his oversight requirements under the Payment… LEARN MORE

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The Hong Kong Institute for Monetary and Financial Research (“HKIMR”) releases report on “Artificial Intelligence in Banking: The Changing Landscape in Compliance and Supervision”
27 November 2020, Banking & Finance, Newsletter, by Randy Lam, Simon Deane

On 21 August 2020, the HKIMR, the research arm of the Hong Kong Academy of Finance, released its second report, entitled “Artificial Intelligence in Banking: The Changing Landscape… LEARN MORE

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Hong Kong Monetary Authority (“HKMA”) develops two-year roadmap to promote Regtech adoption
27 November 2020, Banking & Finance, Newsletter, by Randy Lam, Simon Deane

The HKMA has developed a two-year roadmap to promote Regtech adoption in the Hong Kong banking sector (“Roadmap”), as set out in a White Paper entitled “Transforming Risk Management… LEARN MORE

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Financial Stability Board (“FSB”) provides Global Stablecoin Regulatory recommendations and timeline in final report
27 November 2020, Banking & Finance, Newsletter, by James Tong, Simon Deane

The FSB, the organisation that coordinates the development of effective regulatory, supervisory and other financial sector policies at an international level, published its final… LEARN MORE

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Policy Address 2020: Creating job opportunities

On 25 November 2020, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR Carrie Lam presented her fourth Policy Address, which includes various proposals to create more jobs in both the public… LEARN MORE

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Hong Kong SFC licensing and compliance hints

New SFC online portal Did you register to attend one of the SFC’s workshops on 26 or 30 November to learn about the new SFC online portal? The SFC is launching a revamped version… LEARN MORE

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Mainland China briefing: China stock exchanges issue implementation rules for trading by QFIs
24 November 2020, Investing in China , Regulatory , Investment Funds, Newsletter, by Taylor Hui, Faye Meng

Following the issuance of new rules governing the Qualified Foreign Investors (QFI) regime in September 2020 (New QFI Rules, for more information, you may refer to our earlier… LEARN MORE

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Closer to a new path to compliance with the SFC’s requirements for electronic record keeping

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) issued acircular last year (the Circular) in recognition of the increasing use of electronic data storage (cloud storage) for… LEARN MORE

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Shanghai Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Stock Exchange added to the MPFA approved list

Hong Kong’s Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority (MPFA) revised the Guidelines on Approved Exchanges (Guidelines III.4) with effect from 13 November 2020, adding Shanghai… LEARN MORE

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