SFC finally takes a stance on professional investors

Regulatory ruling confirms what was expected of private placement regime

Richard Jory
Richard Jory, Structured Products editor

The wait for regulatory guidance on the definition of a professional investor has been in the pipeline in Hong Kong for the best part of 18 months, but now it's here. Appearing from the Securities and Futures Commission in the form of a Conclusions to a Consultation on September 25, the new edict offers confirmation of what had been expected in the private placement regime, with the monetary threshold of HK$8 million (US$1 million) maintained. It also denies the ability to contract out of

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