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the Treasury Bureau.
Financial stability, efficiency and openness under a
level playing field are core strengths of Hong Kong’s financial markets. The
Financial Services Branch is committed to upholding and promoting such core
strengths, as we seek to consolidate and enhance Hong Kong’s status as an
international financial centre, premier asset management centre and offshore RMB
centre. While frontline market regulation is performed by independent statutory
regulators, it is the Financial Services Branch’s policy responsibility to
drive, facilitate and co-ordinate initiatives to ensure that the overarching
framework would enhance protection for investors and promote market development
in the face of global needs and local circumstances.
sector has been acknowledged by International Monetary Fund’s Financial Sector
Assessment Programme to be one of the largest and most developed in the world.
Hong Kong also ranked in the top three of over 80 financial centres in the
latest Global Financial Centres Index. The city’s stock market ranked second
globally in terms of funds raised through initial public offerings in 2013.
Moreover, Hong Kong is the top market in Asia in terms of asset management
business, with combined fund management business at the end of 2013 valued at
$16 trillion. Hong Kong as the premier offshore Renminbi centre has the world’s
largest offshore pool of Renminbi liquidity of over RMB1 trillion and a wide
range of Renminbi-denominated investment products including bonds, shares,
exchange-traded and unlisted funds and insurance policies.
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objectives and ongoing initiatives. To take forward these initiatives, your
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