Hong Kong regulator to monitor investor IDs on Stock Connect

SFC move designed to clamp down on misconduct and promote city as China risk management hub

Hong Kong Exchange Square
The move is part of a global trend for better market surveillance and increased transparency

Hong Kong’s securities regulator plans to put in place a real-time investor identification system by next year for trading under the Stock Connect programme with China, in a move aimed at detecting any misconduct.

The programme will begin in mid-2018 with monitoring of so-called northbound trading – foreign investors from Hong Kong buying and selling shares in Shanghai and Shenzhen – under the Stock Connect programme, said Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission chief executive Ashley Alder

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