About $19 million in assets has been recovered at the Ying Kit Stock Company, which closed after its boss disappeared on Monday. This is less than a fifth of the more than $110 million reported missing by clients. Police are searching for owner Lam Kwan-kit, who is suspected of having stolen the money. A source said the assets were among others held by the company and frozen by the Securities and Futures Commission since Thursday. A commission spokeswoman said it would take time to check the total amount of the frozen assets. Commercial Crime Bureau officers are going through Lam's personal assets. The bureau's Superintendent Eric Wong Tat-wah said 20 more clients had filed complaints yesterday, bringing the number of alleged victims to 174. He said the sum claimed by the latest group was 'not a huge amount'. It is understood about 250 clients have accounts with the 27-year-old Ying Kit Stock Company. The source said initial investigations showed there were no records of some clients' trading transactions, and the process that led to this week's events may have been going on for some time. 'It appears that the reason behind Lam's disappearance is his financial problems,' the source said. Lam has not been seen since leaving his Sheung Wan home on Sunday. Under the Unified Exchange Compensation Scheme, clients of defaulting brokers can claim compensation up to a maximum of $8 million per brokerage. But it is expected this could be raised to a maximum of $150,000 per client in this case. The stock exchange yesterday asked clients to lodge claims by April 29. Ernst & Young partner Stephen Liu said unless clients proved the firm held their shares only as a trustee, they would be disadvantaged in being treated as creditors when the firm finally went into liquidation.