Hong Kong SAR Financial Regulation Group year in review and year to come

What happened in 2020 and significant events in 2021?

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 has been a busy year in which we saw a number of important developments in the financial regulation space in Hong Kong. We have prepared a short video summary on some of the key developments over the last year, and what we expect to see in 2021.

The financial regulation landscape is still changing quickly in Hong Kong – indeed, since the time this video was recorded, the SFC has just published its consultation proposals on new rules for bookbuilding. We will be putting together a separate client alert on this important topic in the coming days.

You can find the full video covering all the topics below or scroll down the page to skip directly to the areas which interest you most. Please contact us if you would like further advice on any of the areas discussed.

1) ESG

2) FinTech developments

3) RegTech and SupTech 

4) Bookbuilding - SFC consultation and Broker ID proposal

5) AML - recent SFC findings  

6) SFC Priorities 

7) Wealth Management Connect - new regulatory MOU


8) Insurance regulation