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Karen H.Y. Man

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The highly anticipated Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect programme (“Stock Connect”) was officially launched on 17 November 2014, marking an unprecedented milestone in the establishment of mutual market access between Hong Kong and Mainland China. The new cross-border investment channel will enable investors in Hong Kong and the Mainland to trade designated securities listed in each other’s market, through their respective local brokers for the first time. While there has been an impressive range of materials…

On 25 September 2014, Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) issued its Consultation Conclusions on the Proposed Amendments to the Professional Investor Regime and Further Consultation on the Client Agreement Requirements (“Conclusions”), following a public consultation launched in May 2013 on proposals to revise the existing professional investor regime in Hong Kong, and to introduce additional requirements for client agreements. The focus of the proposals was on the treatment of those who are “professional…