Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission details flexibility on safe harbour rules

Structured products issuers in Hong Kong can use safe harbour exemptions if they distribute to professional investors with care and document their methodology accordingly, according to Martin Wheatley, chief executive of Hong Kong regulator the Securities and Futures Commission.

Martin Wheatley: An awful lot of products were ending up in the hands of private investors

Issuers of structured products in Hong Kong can use the so-called ‘safe harbour' rules as long as investors are professional and the methodology is documented, says Martin Wheatley, chief executive of Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), in an exclusive interview with Structured Products.

Under Hong Kong's disclosure-based regulatory approach, structured products providers are free to launch investments as long as adequate disclosure is made to enable informed investment

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