Clearing Participantship application process update – With effect from 2 January 2018, an applicant applying for Clearing Participantship of HKCC must become a Type 2 SFC licensed entity and an applicant applying for Clearing Participantship of SEOCH must become a Type 1 SFC licensed entity before submitting the operations and risk control plan for HKEX’s review. HKEX has also updated the information / documentation needed for Clearing Participantship application as set out in more details in the Explanatory Notes for Application for Participantship and Trading Right. Applicants who have already submitted the operations and risk control plan or submitting their plans to HKEX on or before 31 January 2018 based on the guidelines provided by HKEX prior to 2 January 2018 will not be affected by the changes unless being informed otherwise by the HKEX.
Removal of company chop requirement – With effect from 6 April 2017, a company chop will not need to be affixed to any forms or documents submitted to HKCC / SEOCH unless a Participant notifies HKCC / SEOCH that a company chop is required. For more details, please refer to the Circular dated 6 March 2017.
*Form submission channel – All forms or documents can be submitted to HKCC / SEOCH in original. Moreover, certain forms duly signed by the authorised signatory(ies) can also be submitted by email or fax as set out in the table below. Please contact DCASS Hotline at 2979-7222 if you have any query of the submission channel.