The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC)’s chief executive Ashley Alder at the HK FinTech Week held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai on 1 November 2018. Photo: Nora Tam

China pushed for the surprise reappointment of Ashley Alder to keep his ‘steady hand’ at the Hong Kong SFC amid turbulent times

  • China’s government proposed that Ashley Alder stay on as head of Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission in part because he’s viewed by foreign investors as a steady hand at a time of heightened economic and political turbulence, according to people familiar with the matter
  • His reappointment was announced just days before China unveiled plans to impose controversial national security legislation on Hong Kong
Topic |   SFC
The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC)’s chief executive Ashley Alder at the HK FinTech Week held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai on 1 November 2018. Photo: Nora Tam
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