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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.
The city’s stock market ranked first globally in terms of funds raised through
initial public offerings in 2015 and 2016. Moreover, Hong Kong is the top market
in Asia in terms of asset management business, with combined fund management
business at the end of 2016 valued at $18.3 trillion. Hong Kong has the world’s
largest offshore pool of Renminbi liquidity of over RMB 600 billion as at end
2016. As the global offshore RMB business hub, Hong Kong offers a wide range of
Renminbi-denominated investment products including listed and unlisted
investment funds, insurance products, currency futures, real estate investment
trusts, shares and derivatives products.
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