Introduction About HKSA
Hong Kong Securities Association (HKSA) 《formerly known as Hong Kong Stockbrokers Association》is a non-profit making industry Association founded in 1978. The membership of the Association is divided into three categories: voting member, ordinary member, and associate member. As at 2011, we have over 1,100 members from some 350 brokerage firms, representing more than 70% of the stockbroking business community.
The Association was formed to represent the interests of the industry, and to this end we have worked closely with the Government of HKSAR, Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Limited and related authorities for the betterment of the industry as a whole. We have strived to protect the reasonable interests of our members in a balanced and equitable manner.
We have enjoyed a close working relationship with the SFC since it was set up in 1989, and have represented the industry's views during the drafting of the Securities and Futures Ordinance, and in the subsequent implementation. Our consultation and advice has been constantly sought by the relevant authorities on the workings of the market, to ensure legitimate interests and concerns of the market participants are taken into consideration in the formulation of policies or regulations.
The Association is accredited by the SFC to conduct Continuous Professional Training (CPT) courses. To ensure that our members are properly prepared to cope with new products, rules or regulatory requirements, we conduct regular seminars and CPT courses for them, these seminars and courses are applicable to persons registered under the《Securities and Futures Ordinance》and recognized by the SFC as fulfilling CPT hours requirements.
The Association aims to promote development and seek business opportunities for the Hong Kong financial market. Therefore, we always have been actively involved in delegations organized by the Government of HKSAR, the Trade Development Council and other relevant authorities, visiting various countries in the world, in order to promote Hong Kong as an international financial centre in Asia. We also hold delegations for members to visit different securities and financial organizations in mainland China and overseas. At the same time, we have been receiving delegations all around the world to exchange our views on matters of our common interests. It creates positive effects to the development of Hong Kong’s financial markets.
In addition, we organize international functions and invite participants from various countries. For instance, we hosted the “Asia Securities Forum” on 4-6 September 2008 and 15 Asian countries have attended. It was the first great event of Asian securities industry taking place in Hong Kong. We also co-organized “Japan Securities Summit” with Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA) on 5 March 2009. This was for promoting Japanese investment market to the investors, which shall eventually be beneficial to the long-term development of the Hong Kong financial market. Moreover, we signed an MOU with the Chinese Taiwan Securities Association in November 2009, with a view to further enhancing cross-strait communication and cooperation in financial areas.