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In the latest instalment of our Regulation Around the World series, Financial Services partners in over 10 jurisdictions review recent steps that financial services regulatory authorities have taken as regards investment research.

Our global updater is accompanied by further analysis and insights in our Regulation Around the World podcast which is available now to stream

In our EMEA regulatory insights series colleagues from our EMEA offices provide an update on some of the key regulatory issues they are seeing in their local market. In this latest episode Etelka Bogardi from our Hong Kong office discusses recent regulatory developments including derivatives reporting, the e-HKD Pilot Programme and Hong Kong Green Week

Background

February was an important month in Hong Kong’s journey towards regulating the digital asset ecosystem and positioning itself as a leading innovation hub.  

On 20 February 2024, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) published comprehensive guidance on the provision of digital asset custody services (Custodial Services Circular) and the sale

In our 2024 FinTech Outlook, our lawyers from across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the US share their insights on what to expect across the regulatory landscape in relation to FinTech and cryptoassets in 2024.

On 8 February 2023, the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FSTB) launched a consultation on legislative proposals to introduce a licensing regime to regulate providers of over the counter (OTC) trading services for virtual assets (VAs) (the Consultation).  The proposed licensing regime will be introduced by amending

Background

On 22 December 2023, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) issued an updated joint circular on intermediaries’ virtual asset-related activities (Joint Circular) with appendices.  The Joint Circular supersedes the previous joint circular of 20 October 2023 (October Joint

On 27 December 2023, the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FSTB) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) jointly issued a public consultation paper on their legislative proposal to regulate issuers of stablecoin.

The Hong Kong Government has decided that, in light of the important roles played by stablecoins in

On 27 December 2023, the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FSTB) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) jointly issued a public consultation paper on their legislative proposal to regulate issuers of stablecoin.

The Hong Kong Government has decided that, in light of the important roles played by stablecoins in

In this latest episode of our EMEA regulatory insights series colleagues from Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore provide their thoughts and insights on what 2024 holds from a financial services regulatory perspective.

The podcast can be found here.

Key takeaways from Hong Kong Fintech Week

Hong Kong Fintech Week 2023 saw several new policy and regulatory announcements by the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (the FSTB), the Securities and Futures Commission (the SFC) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (the HKMA).  The key developments are summarised below:

  1. The SFC