Rule Update - General Rules of CCASS 
17/07/2017 
 

Amendments to modify the Guarantee Fund triggering and collection mechanism (effective from 29 September 2017)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments for the implementation of participant admission appeal procedures (effective from 31 March 2017)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments for the purpose of implementing further enhancements to the CCASS services, which include (i) extending the ATI/STI upload function time and introducing new STI/ATI validation runs, (ii) allowing stocks to be transferred out of Special Segregated Accounts in the morning before the pre-trade stock balance snapshot is taken under Stock Connect, and (iii) introducing a new STI Batch-run.  Certain house-keeping changes have also been made to the Rules and Procedures to clarify HKSCC’s discretionary power to effect a buy-in for CCASS Participants (effective from 10 April 2017)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments (i) enhancing the on-hold mechanism which may be imposed on delivery Settlement Instructions (“SI”) relating to China Connect Securities; (ii) allowing netting of Northbound collateral provided by a China Connect Clearing Participant;
(iii)  introducing additional SI matching runs, an SI Batch-settlement-run for SPSA and a Stock Segregated Account Transfer Instructions Batch-run; (iv) introducing a new shareholding category disclosure function for China Connect Securities; (v) automating the calculation and collection of additional collateral in relation to a China Connect Clearing House; and (vi)making house-keeping changes in relation to the typhoon arrangement, service hours, participant gateways, operational forms and corporate rebranding from “HKEx” to “HKEX” (effective from 16 January 2017)
   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments for the purpose of facilitating Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited to comply with its obligations under the Automatic Exchange of Information requirements adopted under the Inland Revenue Ordinance (Cap. 112 of the Laws of Hong Kong) (effective from 3 January 2017)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments to facilitate the implementation of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect (effective from 5 December 2016)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments for the purpose of implementing certain CCASS service enhancements as announced by HKSCC in its circular dated 18 September 2015 (effective from 7 December 2015)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments to introduce an enhanced pre-trade checking model (effective from 30 March 2015)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Further amendments to facilitate the implementation of Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect (effective from 17 November 2014)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments to facilitate the implementation of Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect (effective from 17 November 2014)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments for the termination of accepting bank guarantees as collateral (effective from 1 September 2014)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments to facilitate Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited to comply with its obligations as a participating foreign financial institution under the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (effective from 1 July 2014)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments for the purposes of aligning them with the new Companies Ordinance (Chapter 622 of the Laws of Hong Kong) (the "Companies Ordinance”) and clarifying that reference to “share or stock splitting”, "sub-division” and “consolidation” also covers conversion of all or any existing shares into smaller or a larger number of shares to reflect the removal of the concept of “par value” for shares in respect of Hong Kong incorporated companies under the Companies Ordinance (effective from 26 March 2014)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments to (i) allow participants to submit instructions for confirmation of applications for new issue shares electronically; (ii) provide a file transfer function for participants to upload parallel trading conversion instructions to CCASS; (iii) allow participants to settle transfer instructions for electronic transfers between CCASS and the Central Moneymarkets Unit of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority on a delivery versus payment basis, in addition to the existing free of payment basis; and (iv) make miscellaneous changes for housekeeping purposes (effective from 4 February 2013)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments for the purposes of implementing the proposals to strengthen the risk management measures of Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited and aligning the risk management arrangements across the three clearing houses of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited. The amendments also include changes for housekeeping purpose (effective from 5 November 2012)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments for the purposes of implementing various enhancements to improve CCASS services to CCASS participants and effecting housekeeping changes (effective from 28 May 2012)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments for the purpose of enabling Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited (“HKSCC”) to accept uncertificated securities issued by overseas-incorporated listed companies as Eligible Securities in CCASS (effective from 20 October 2011)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments for the purpose of setting up a new Equity Trading Support Facility (the “TSF”) to facilitate the secondary trading of shares in Renminbi on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.  Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited will act as the operator of the TSF (effective from 24 October 2011)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments to enable HKSCC to accept securities of the same class of an issuer for deposit, clearance and settlement in CCASS in more than one currency under separate stock codes or trading counters.  The amendments also enable HKSCC to provide a service to all CCASS Participants including Investor Participants to effect cross-counter transfer of such securities (effective from 28 September 2011)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments to implement a T+2 finality arrangement for money settlement in CCASS (effective from 25 July 2011)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments to allow Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited ("HKSCC") to settle market contracts in a currency or currencies other than the currency in which the relevant securities are accepted for trading and settlement (the "Eligible Currency") in situations where the Eligible Currency is not freely available or convertible in the market (effective from 7 June 2011)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments to update the office address of HKSCC as a result of the re-naming of the office building from “Vicwood Plaza” to “Infinitus Plaza” and to effect housekeeping changes (effective from 30 March 2011)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments to (i) improve the third party clearing arrangements by removing the one-day prior written notice period requirement for the termination of a Clearing Agreement; (ii) simplify the requirement for the submission of Clearing Agreements by GCPs; and (iii) effect minor housekeeping amendments (effective from 22 November 2010)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments to include the posting of information on the HKEx website as a means of communication between HKSCC and its participants (effective from 20 September 2010)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments to the General Rules of CCASS in relation to introduction of the term Market Making Security (take effect from 28 June 2010)

Amendments to the General Rules of CCASS in relation to the admission of unlisted structured products as eligible securities (take effect from 26 April 2010)

Amendments to the General Rules of CCASS in relation to renaming the current Disciplinary Appeals Panel as the Disciplinary Appeals Committee, changing the composition of the Disciplinary Appeals Committee and updating the title of the Clearing Business Unit to the Clearing Division (take effect from 11 December 2009)

Amendments to the General Rules of CCASS in relation to the admission of the Government Bonds (take effect from 20 August 2009)

Amendments to the General Rules of CCASS in relation to CCASS services enhancements (take effect from 27 October 2008)

Amendments to the General Rules of CCASS in relation to Depositary Receipts (take effect from 1 July 2008)

Amendments to the General Rules of CCASS in relation to CCASS services enhancements and other miscellaneous matters (take effect from 28 April 2008)

Amendments to the General Rules of CCASS for the implementation of certain enhancements to CCASS and the introduction of third party clearing (take effect from 3 December 2007)

Amendments to the General Rules of CCASS for the implementation of certain enhancements to CCASS (take effect from 9 July 2007)

Amendments to the General Rules of CCASS in relation to the enhancement of legal protection for the Guarantee Fund (take effect from 1 June 2007)

Amendments to the General Rules of CCASS for the implementation of certain enhancements to CCASS (take effect from 2 January 2007)

Amendments to the General Rules of CCASS in relation to the admission of Macau investors as Investor Participants (take effect from 5 June 2006)

Amendments to the General Rules of CCASS in relation to Callable Bull/Bear Contracts (take effect from 27 March 2006)

Amendments to the General Rules of CCASS relating to the CCASS Services Enhancement and abolition of the Registration and Transfer Fee on Deemed Book Close Dates (take effect from 1 January 2006)

Amendments to the General Rules of CCASS relating to the enhancement of corporate actions processing, the automation of payments, enhancement of SI/ISI processing and the handling charge for registration and transfer fee concession applications (take effect from 8 August 2005)

Amendments to the General Rules of CCASS relating to the removal of the initial deposit requirement of the Investor Account Service (take effect from 1 July 2005)

Amendments to the General Rules of CCASS in relation to further enhancements of Investor Participant account service (take effect from 4 April 2005)

Amendments to the General Rules of CCASS in relation to the charging of costs and expenses of the Guarantee Fund (take effect from 17 December 2004)

Amendments to the General Rules of CCASS to allow the appointment of settlement agent by a CCASS Participant (take effect from 8 November 2004)

Amendments to the General Rules of CCASS relating to the enhancements to the Settlement Instruction matching process (take effect from 11 October 2004)

Amendments to the General Rules of CCASS relating to the enhancements to the services of the Central Clearing and Settlement System (take effect from 23 August 2004)

Amendments to the General Rules of CCASS relating to the issue of retail bonds (take effect from 16 April 2004)

Amendments to the General Rules of CCASS relating to the implementation of the Derivatives Clearing And Settlement System (take effect from 6 April 2004)