Hong Kong: Law of Offshore
Investment Management Law
The Intermediaries and Investment Products Division of the Securities and Futures Commission is responsible for regulating the marketing to the public of unit trusts, mutual funds and other collective investment schemes.
The Investment Products Department has regulatory responsibility for unit trusts, mutual funds, investment-linked assurance schemes, pooled retirement funds and immigration-linked investment schemes as well as other forms of investment arrangements. These products require authorisation by the SFC before they can be marketed to the public in Hong Kong. The Department vets applications for such authorisation and monitors ongoing compliance with regulatory requirements. The SFC has issued numerous sets of Rules and Codes of Practice for the guidance of the investment management sector.