Circular to Intermediaries
FAQs on the Guidelines for Securities Margin Financing Activities

30 Sep 2019

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) today issued Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to provide guidance on compliance with the new Guidelines for Securities Margin Financing Activities which will come into effect on 4 October 2019.

The FAQs address concerns of the industry about compliance with the benchmarks set out in the guidelines and clarify the application and interpretation of some specific requirements.

A copy of the FAQs is attached to this circular. It is also available on the SFC website at under the section “Regulatory functions – Intermediaries – Supervision – FAQs – Guidelines for Securities Margin Financing Activities”. 

Should you have any queries regarding the contents of this circular, please contact Ms Perla Yau at 2231 2115 or your case officer.

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