Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong

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What is

Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong


The Securities and Futures Commission (or SFC ) is an independent supervisory body regulating the securities and futures markets in Hong Kong. It generally requires that individuals and entities related to ten "regulated activities" must be licensed by or registered with the SFC.

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has the authority to investigate, correct and take action under the Securities and Futures (SFO) Act and its subsidiary laws. According to their authority, the SFC Hong Kong also issues licenses to those who are qualified and able to demonstrate eligibility and suitability to be licensed under a Securities and Futures Ordinance (SFO) and maintain a public register of licensees and registered institutions.

The Securities and Futures Commission overviews the regulation and supervision of cryptocurrency markets in the country. Crypto assets service providers must register with the Commission.

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