Securities & Futures Commission of Hong Kong

Chief Executive Officer

ALDER, Ashley Ian

ALDER, Ashley Ian 

From 1 Oct 2011
Current appointment expires on 30 Sep 2014

Mr Alder took the helm of the Securities and Futures Commission as Chief Executive Officer on 1 October 2011.

During his earlier term at the SFC from 2001 to 2004, as Executive Director, Corporate Finance, Mr Alder worked closely with the Legislative Council on the passage of the Securities and Futures Ordinance. He then oversaw the implementation of the dual filing regime and participated in the Government's consultation on proposals to enhance the regulation of listings. He also participated actively in formulating various important policy initiatives, including regulation of sponsors and independent financial advisers, the revision of the Listing Rules, and the enhancement of corporate governance standards. In addition, he put forward a change in the prospectus regime with a view to modernising Hong Kong's public offering regime for shares and debentures.

Prior to rejoining the SFC, Mr Alder was Head of Asia of the international law firm Herbert Smith LLP in Hong Kong, focusing on equity capital markets as well as mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital. He also handled regulatory and compliance work.

Mr Alder started his career as a lawyer in London in 1984 and has been practising in Hong Kong for more than 20 years. He attained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of London in 1982 and graduated with first-class honours from the University of Cambridge with the Master of Laws degree in 1983.

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