Application for Settlement Agents / Access to CCASS from a Foreign Jurisdiction
1. Approval of Application
Pursuant to Chapter 38 of the General Rules of CCASS, HKSCC may, on Participant’s application, approve the appointment of a Settlement Agent (“SA”) by a Participant to use on behalf of the Participant the services of CCASS provided by HKSCC. Approval of application for the appointment of a Settlement Agent is entirely at the discretion of HKSCC. HKSCC may impose such conditions as it thinks fit on the approval of such application.
2. Procedures for Applications
Applicant should complete the prescribed Application Form or Cancellation Form and submit by post or by hand to the Clearing Administration & Services, Clearing Operations of Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited at 30/F, One Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong.
If the Applicant is a Licensed Corporation or a Registered Institution, Applicant should provide a written confirmation (“the confirmation”) confirming that it has notified the Intermediaries Supervision Department (“ISD”) of the Securities and Futures Commission of its plan to appoint a Settlement Agent. The written confirmation should be submitted together with the completed application form to HKSCC. In addition, the Applicant and the Settlement Agent should submit, upon request from the SFC, an Undertaking to SFC. The signed undertaking should be submitted directly to SFC. The Applicant should consider contacting the SFC prior to applying to HKSCC to discuss the specific content of the undertaking which the SFC may require.
If the proposed SA is located in a foreign jurisdiction, applicant should comply with Chapter 39 of the General Rules of CCASS. Applicant should submit the legal opinion as required by Rule 3904 together with the application.
Settlement Services - List of Settlement Agent
|CONTACT NAME & TITLE
||WEB SITE & EMAIL ENQUIRY
||Citibank N.A. Hong Kong
||TEL: (852) 28687945
FAX: (852) 30090937
Head of Hong Kong Direct Custody & Clearing
||Deutsche Bank AG
||TEL: (852) 22037358
FAX: (852) 22037801
Head of Investor Services, Hong Kong
Bank (Hong Kong) Limited
TEL: (852) 39281808/ 28211950
FAX: (852) 28453477/ 28109197
Regional Head Securities Services, Greater China
Director, Securities Services Product Management, NEA
||The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
||TEL: (852) 36635355
FAX: (852) 28027697
Bee Heong On,
Head of Direct Custody and Clearing, Hong Kong
3. Frequently Asked Questions
More information on the appointment of Settlement Agent and the related matters can be found in the FAQ. For further questions or queries, please call CCASS hotline at 2979-7111.