Angelyn Lim

Angelyn Lim

Dechert LLP

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Financial Services Quarterly Report - Second Quarter 2016: The Hong Kong Professional Investor Regime

Similar to the situation in many other jurisdictions, fund managers, banks and other market participants in Hong Kong were, until recently, not required to apply the same regulations to high net worth, corporate or...more

6/30/2016 - Code of Conduct Corporate Professional Investors Exemptions Hong Kong Institutional Investors Investors SFC

United States to Receive $38 billion RFQII Quota for Investments in China

The quota allocation – the first of its kind awarded to the United States – was announced on June 7, 2016 by Yi Gang, Deputy Governor of the People’s Bank of China, the country’s central bank. This represents an apparent...more

6/10/2016 - Asset Management China Foreign Investment RQFII

What's Happening on UCITS V?

Where are we on implementation? Are we nearly there yet? Yes and no. The UCITS V directive comes into force on 18 March 2016. But: Additional implementing rules (known as "Level 2") on the duties of UCITS...more

2/29/2016 - AIFMD Depository Institutions Disclosure Requirements EU European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Remuneration UCITS UK

Global Private Equity Newsletter - Winter 2016 Edition: Hong Kong Profits Tax Exemption for Private Equity Funds

The Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No.2) Ordinance 2015 (the “Amendment Ordinance”) came into effect on July 17, 2015, extending Hong Kong profits tax exemption to offshore private equity (“PE”) funds....more

1/13/2016 - Hong Kong New Amendments Offshore Funds Private Equity Funds Securities Special Purpose Vehicles Tax Exemptions

Fund Registration in Hong Kong within 14 Business Days?

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) formally announced on 9 October 2015 the long-awaited overhaul of the retail fund authorization process, which comes into effect on 9 November 2015 for a six month trial...more

10/14/2015 - ETFs Fund Applications Hong Kong Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (HKSFC) Investment Funds Retail Market UCITS

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Second Quarter 2015: Countdown to 1 July 2015: Accessing China and Australia via Hong Kong’s...

On 1 July 2015, two significant developments in the Asian funds space will come into effect. Hong Kong’s Mutual Recognition of Funds Scheme (MRF) with the PRC will – for the first time – allow international managers to...more

6/29/2015 - Australia China Financial Institutions Hong Kong Investment Funds

Investment Funds Update - Asia: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key jurisdictions in Asia: Asia...

Working Group Issues Consultation Paper - The working group consisting of six participating countries (Singapore, Australia, South Korea, New Zealand, Thailand and the Philippines) in the Asia Region Funds Passport...more

5/11/2015 - Asia Australia Investment Funds New Zealand Philippines Singapore South Korea Thailand Working Groups

Investment Funds Update - Asia: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key jurisdictions in Asia: South...

Licensing Manual for Financial Investment Services Business - The Financial Supervisory Service (“FSS”) announced a complete revision of the manual for licensing requirements and procedures for financial investment...more

5/4/2015 - Asia Financial Institutions Investment Funds Licensing Rules South Korea

Investment Funds Update - Asia Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key jurisdictions in Asia: Singapore

Regulation of OTC Derivatives and Singapore Regulatory Reforms - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) published a consultation paper on the proposed amendments to the Securities and Futures Act (the “SFA”) which...more

5/2/2015 - Asia Contract Drafting Crowdfunding Derivatives Investment Funds Monetary Authority of Singapore OTC Securities Short Sales Singapore

The ASEAN Trading Link

The ASEAN Trading Link is a stock trading link established among the stock exchanges of Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand that has been in place since September 2012. This initiative is one of the measures driven by the ASEAN...more

4/1/2015 - Singapore Thailand

Open-Ended Fund Companies: Hong Kong Style

In March of this year, the Hong Kong government issued an industry consultation paper (Proposal) introducing a new regime for establishing Hong Kong-domiciled open-ended fund companies (OFCs) that might be structured as...more

12/23/2014 - Hong Kong Investment Funds Securities

Funds Passporting in Asia has Arrived!

Background to the Regional Passporting Proposals - The “ASEAN Framework for Cross-Border Offering of CIS (Collective Investment Scheme)” (ASEAN CIS Framework, or Framework) finally went “live” on 25 August 2014, amid...more

10/8/2014 - ASEAN Funds Asia Foreign Investment Investment Schemes Investors UCITS

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Fourth Quarter 2013: A New Age of Electronic Trading Regulation in Asia?

Hong Kong introduces a new electronic trading regulatory regime with effect from 1 January 2014, when all licensed and registered persons in Hong Kong that conduct electronic trading of securities and futures contracts listed...more

12/20/2013 - Algorithmic Trading Australia Brokers Electronic Trading Foreign Investment Fund Managers Hong Kong Investment Management Securities

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Third Quarter 2013: Recent Developments in the Hong Kong Funds Industry

The Hong Kong Government has been keen to demonstrate its willingness to evolve and focus its efforts on the overall growth of the Hong Kong financial services industry. Recent proposals to make fund-friendly changes to Hong...more

10/3/2013 - Asset Management China Foreign Investment Hong Kong Investment Funds Investors Mutual Funds Offshore Funds Tax Exemptions Trustees

Update on the Hong Kong-PRC Mutual Fund Recognition Scheme

It has been a busy summer for securities regulators in Hong Kong and on the Mainland. Recent press coverage indicates that the regulators are closer now to making the Mutual Fund Recognition Scheme (the “Scheme”) a reality,...more

8/9/2013 - China Hong Kong Investment Management Investors Mutual Funds Proposed Regulation SFC

Hong Kong-China Mutual Funds Recognition Passport

Since a public statement by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in January regarding the new Hong Kong-China Mutual Funds Recognition Passport scheme, there have been no additional formal announcements by...more

6/14/2013 - APEC China E-Commerce Fund Managers Hong Kong Mutual Funds Retailers Self-Regulatory Organizations SFC

Financial Services Quarterly Report - First Quarter 2013: New Rules for China’s RQFII Regime

At the January Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong, the Chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (“CSRC”), Mr. Guo Shu Qing, stated that Mainland China could increase the level of investment quotas for both the...more

3/27/2013 - Asset Management China Foreign Investment RQFII

Asian Regulatory RoundUp - March 2013

In This Issue: - Greater China - Hong Kong - Taiwan - Singapore - India...more

3/21/2013 - China Derivatives Labeling Licenses Mutual Funds Offshore Funds RQFII

Door to PRC Domestic Funds Market Nudged Open?

While Hong Kong's retail market remains dominated by European Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferrable Securities (UCITS) (up to about 70% of the funds authorised in Hong Kong for retail distribution are...more

1/29/2013 - ASEAN Funds China Fund Managers UCITS

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