Trond Vagen

North Asia editor for Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence. He is based in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong's securities and banking regulators have issued a joint consultation proposing certain carve-outs from requirements under the over-the-counter ("OTC") derivatives regulatory regime....
5 May 2017
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority ("HKMA") will set up a resolution office on 1 April, as part of the regulator's plan to ensure the Hong Kong resolution regime is...
23 March 2017
Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC") has announced that it will implement proposed changes to the position limit regime in the territory, following a consultation on the matter...
23 March 2017
Hong Kong’s forthcoming “manager-in-charge” regime will likely increase the risk of the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) taking enforcement action against senior managers, given the personal...
14 February 2017
The late disclosure of price-sensitive information to the market is not impacted by whether or not trading in the shares of a listed company is suspended, Hong Kong's Market Misconduct...
10 February 2017
Hong Kong's planned "Manager-In-Charge" regime, due to take effect later this year, will be a good opportunity for firms to evaluate whether their organisational structures and reporting lines...
27 January 2017
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority ("HKMA") has published plans for a revised securitisation structure, implementing changes made by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision to its...
26 January 2017
The People's Bank of China has announced a tightening of requirements relating to transaction monitoring and reporting of suspicious transactions. The amended rules were announced in late...
23 January 2017
International standard-setting bodies for financial regulation could find it harder to achieve their intended results in future as political movements threaten to remove the consensus such bodies...
23 January 2017
Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC") should act less like a prosecutor and more like a fair-minded regulator in cases relating to corporate disclosure, a court said. In a key...
13 January 2017
Around 30 banks in Hong Kong have been told by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority ("HKMA") to complete a cyber resilience assessment before the end of September next year...
30 December 2016
Hong Kong's banking regulator has launched a competency framework for cyber security, as part of a bid to help banks in the territory offer reliable and innovative banking services. The ...
20 December 2016
Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC") will no longer accept physical applications from individual licensees, starting early next year, it said. The SFC said that from 1 February 2017...
2 December 2016
The Hong Kong government and its financial sector regulators – the Hong Kong Monetary Authority ("HKMA"), the Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC") and the Insurance...
25 November 2016
Problems relating to the opening of bank accounts for start-ups and small- and medium-sized companies in Hong Kong are mostly confined to one or two of Hong Kong's largest...
23 November 2016
Firms could improve their operational efficiency by adopting distributed ledger technology ("DLT") – also known as blockchain – but the technology also poses the risk of money laundering abuse and...
18 November 2016
Hong Kong's securities regulator has warned all licensed corporations in the territory to be prepared for the implementation next year of a new tax ordinance which will facilitate the automatic...
18 November 2016
The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC") has changed its focus and reshuffled resources to concentrate on high-priority cases, said Tom Atkinson, executive director of...
11 November 2016
Hong Kong's securities regulator could speed up the handling of enforcement cases by improving the way it obtains legal advice, a report has found.  The report recommended that the...
11 November 2016
Banks' remuneration packages should be restructured to act as a driver for good corporate culture and values, Hong Kong's top banking regulator said. Norman Chan, the chief executive of the...
4 November 2016
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