Structurers call on SFC not to remove ‘safe harbour’ rules

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Structured product issuers, distributors, private bankers and industry associations have called on Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) to reconsider its proposal to remove the so-called ‘safe harbour’ rules that they have long relied on to distribute structured products. Some parties believe as much as 95% of structured products’ notional value sold in 2007 and 2008 in Hong Kong was through private placement. Safe harbour rules have enabled providers to issue products without hav

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