With the increasing integration between the Mainland and Hong Kong capital markets and the expansion of cross-boundary capital flows, regulatory cooperation between the SFC and Mainland authorities is of critical importance to safeguard the legitimate interests of investors and the integrity of both markets. Our cross-boundary cooperative arrangements with Mainland regulators such as the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) mainly focus on mutual market access, investigatory assistance and the exchange of information.
Mutual market access
We set up a number of arrangements setting out common objectives and laying down the basis for cross-boundary cooperation with Mainland regulators to promote the development of mutual market access schemes.
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Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect and Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect were launched in 2014 and 2016 respectively.
The Mainland-Hong Kong Mutual Recognition of Funds scheme was introduced in 2015.
The Wealth Management Connect Pilot Scheme was launched in September 2021, allowing eligible residents in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to invest in wealth management products distributed by banks in each other’s market.
Investigatory assistance and exchange of information
To manage common risks and facilitate cross-boundary regulatory assistance and cooperation, we strengthened our relationships with Mainland regulatory authorities and entered into arrangements for mutual investigatory assistance and the exchange of information.
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- Cooperative arrangements with the CSRC and Mainland exchanges
- Cooperative arrangements with other Mainland regulators
Last update: 14 Feb 2022