The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) is an independent statutory body set up in 1989 to regulate the city’s securities and futures markets. It works to ensure orderly securities and futures market operations, to protect investors and help promote Hong Kong as an international financial centre and a key financial market in China. It is funded by levies on transactions conducted on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Futures Exchange, and by licence fees..

Shrinking turnover, profit declines may mean smaller bonus for Hong Kong’s highest-paid regulator

Charles Li’s 2016 bonus may shrink with HKEX turnover

Charles Li, the highest-paid among Hong Kong’s financial regulators, is likely to take home a smaller bonus cheque this year, sharing the gloom that has befallen the city’s brokers as the number of stocks that change hands everyday shrank 36 per cent to a three-year low.