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Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) will soon unveil their initial study about transforming the city into a carbon trading hub that connects China with the rest of the world.
The city's booming asset management industry is boosted by rising interest from family offices, the Wealth Connect scheme and a growing retail investor base.
As the city closes in on mandatory reporting of ESG, smaller fund managers and asset owners will need to find ways to cover a whole new world of reporting and transparency.
The latest run-up in the price of Bitcoin has sparked more interest in digital tokenised investments, particularly among wealthy families and individuals.
The head of Hong Kong's securities watchdog says ensuring the stability of non-bank lenders has “rocketed up the priority list” since the Covid-19 crash in March.
The regulator could focus more on corporate governance and work with HKEx to drive disclosure standardisation, says Nana Li of the Asian Corporate Governance Association.
As rival exchanges vie for control of key aspects of the cross-border system for trading ETFs, Hong Kong's regulator attempts to move the market forward in other ways
The former deputy head of Hong Kong’s securities regulator will join ICI, in a move tipped to increase the investment industry trade group's influence in the region.
Hong Kong continues to expand as an investment management centre, shows data from its markets regulator. But the annual survey also suggests investor caution is rising.
The rating agency is appealing against sanctions imposed by the Hong Kong regulator for a negative report on Chinese companies. If the decision is upheld, price discovery will suffer.