The Securities and Futures Commission known as SFC from Hong Kong is an independent statutory body charged with regulating the securities and futures markets. SFC was formed in 1989 and the company headquarters are at Hong Kong.
The SFC is responsible to protect investors and to help promote Hong Kong as an international center and a fundamental financial market in China. SFC is independently under the authorization of the laws relating to Securities and Futures. The SFC is funded by levies on transactions conducted on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (SEHK) and the Hong Kong Futures Exchange (HKFE), as well as fees charged to market participants.
The SFC’s statutory objectives are to promote public understanding, to maintain and promote fairness, efficiency, competitiveness and transparency in the securities and futures markets and to reduce risks assist the financial secretary in maintaining Hong Kong’s financial stability.