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Key Regulatory Developments in Hong Kong and Singapore: September 2020

Regulators consult on anti-money laundering guidelines and issue guidance on cybersecurity, best execution, and senior management accountability. By Farhana Sharmeen, Simon Hawkins, Kenneth Y.F. Hui, and Marc Jia Renn Tan This blog post summarizes key regulatory developments in Hong Kong and Singapore during September 2020, including: (i) the SFC’s consultation on enhancements to its Guideline on … Continue Reading

Hong Kong SFC Consults on Enhancements to Anti-Money Laundering Guideline

Amidst its continued regulatory focus on money laundering and terrorist financing risks, the SFC seeks to clarify and consolidate guidance for licensed firms. By Simon Hawkins and Kenneth Y.F. Hui On 18 September 2020, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) published a consultation paper proposing a number of amendments to its Guideline on … Continue Reading

HK SFC Reiterates Key Regulatory Obligations Amidst COVID-19 Market Volatility

Market participants must treat clients fairly and exercise care when recommending potentially volatile or illiquid products. By Simon Hawkins and Kenneth Y.F. Hui In response to ongoing volatility in local and international markets caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, on 27 March 2020, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) published two circulars reminding fund … Continue Reading
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