New structured products guidance in Hong Kong raises tech bar

Listed products guidance to require stronger IT for banks

Issuers of listed structured products in Hong Kong face new expectations in terms of standardised documentation and liquidity support, as a result of guidance issued by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) on July 27. The guidelines are the result of a year-long consultation with 17 issuers designed to promote investor confidence in the listed market. However, banks and lawyers warn that the new guidance will require firms to overhaul their technology infrastructure, despite HKEx's efforts to

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