SFC welcomes Budget measures

26 Feb 2020



The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) supports the measures proposed by the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, in the 2020-21 budget to strengthen the competitiveness of Hong Kong as an international financial centre.

"These measures set out in today’s budget will be beneficial to enhancing Hong Kong’s position as the hub for international asset and wealth management, global offshore renminbi business, as well as green finance.  In particular, the proposed waiver on the stamp duty for ETF market makers will reduce the transaction cost of ETFs," the SFC’s chairman, Mr Tim Lui said.

"We also appreciate the Financial Secretary’s recognition of financial regulators’ effort on shock-resistance and market surveillance.  We will continue to collaborate with the government and regulatory counterparts to ensure that Hong Kong’s regulatory framework is capable of managing systemic risks and providing protection for investors," Mr Lui added. 

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