SFC announces agreement to enhance the exchange of information under Stock Connect

14 Dec 2018

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has entered into an agreement with the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) to enhance the exchange of information under Mainland-Hong Kong Stock Connect (Note 1).

The enhancements are part of arrangements for the implementation of the investor identification regime for both northbound and southbound trading under Stock Connect.

An investor identification regime for northbound trading was launched on 26 September 2018 (Note 2) and the investor identification regime for southbound trading is planned to be introduced by the end of the first quarter of 2019. The regime helps enhance market surveillance and combat cross-boundary market misconduct under Stock Connect.



  1. Mainland-Hong Kong Stock Connect provides for mutual stock market access between Hong Kong and the Mainland. Please see the joint announcements by the SFC and the CSRC on 10 April 2014 regarding Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect and on 16 August 2016 regarding Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect.
  2. See the press release for details.


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