SFC concludes consultation on customer due diligence requirements for open-ended fund companies

regulatory update

23 Dec 2020

SFC today released consultation conclusions on proposed customer due diligence requirements for open-ended fund companies (OFCs).

The SFC will implement the proposal to require OFCs to appoint a responsible person to carry out anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) functions, in line with the Financial Action Task Force’s principles and requirements as well as to better align the AML/CFT requirements for different investment vehicles for funds in Hong Kong.

Upon the completion of the legislative process, the new requirements will come into effect after a six-month transition period.

Read more about this update here: https://bit.ly/2KWZYdB