Hong Kong surprises industry with early release of new structure products rules

Private protection

Hong Kong protection

New regulations on structured products finally introduced in Hong Kong is the clearest sign yet that regulators have decided to allow new rules designed for retail investors to spill into the world of private banking. Hong Kong’s new rules were enshrined in law on May 13, 2011 with the early introduction of the Securities and Futures and Companies Legislation (Structured Products Amendment) Bill 2010.

“The distinction between just looking at the financial position of investors and their professi

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