SFC-licensed virtual asset trading platforms are subject to a wide range of regulatory requirements covering safe custody of assets, Know-Your-Client processes, anti-money laundering/counter-financing of terrorism (AML/CFT), avoidance of conflicts of interest, criteria for admitting virtual assets for trading, prevention of market manipulative and abusive activities, accounting and auditing, risk management and cybersecurity.
- Guidelines for Virtual Asset Trading Platform Operators
- Guideline on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Financing of Terrorism (For Licensed Corporations and SFC-licensed Virtual Asset Service Providers)
- Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Guideline issued by the Securities and Futures Commission for Associated Entities of Licensed Corporations and SFC-licensed Virtual Asset Service Providers
Frequently-asked questions (FAQs)
FAQs are provided to offer a better understanding of the regulatory requirements applicable under the SFO regime and the AMLO regime. Please see:
Last update: 6 Sep 2023