Publications & presentations

Financial Services Development Council publications on potential improvements to Hong Kong’s financial services industry regulation

As the world’s centre of economic gravity shifts unrelentingly to the east, Hong Kong continues to consolidate its position as Asia’s leading international finance centre. Under the unique “one country, two systems” regime, Hong Kong is able to capitalise on its unique position as the gateway between Mainland China and the rest of the world. Hong Kong’s strategic position as China’s international finance centre, combined with the rule of law and a world-class financial services industry, make Hong Kong the leading international financial centre for China access. More importantly, Hong Kong is dynamically changing to meet the continued opportunities and challenges presented by China’s financial liberalisation. China has established four free-trade zones in the last two years; its goal for Shanghai is to establish it as a global financial centre by 2020; Hong Kong’s pivotal position as the leading offshore Renminbi business centre faces challenges from Singapore, London, Taiwan and others; and agreement has yet to be reached on Hong Kong political reform.

The Financial Services Development Council (the FSDC) is a high-level government advisory body established to support the sustained development of Hong Kong’s financial services industry. It plays a key role in engaging the industry and formulating proposals for developing Hong Kong’s financial services industry and determining strategies to enhance its competitiveness as China’s and Asia’s premier international financial centre.

The FSDC’s work is underpinned by a series of committees staffed by experienced financial services professionals who conduct in-depth research and formulate strategies with a view to advising Hong Kong’s government. Its publications are available on the FSDC website at and include the following:


Julia Charlton

Clinton Morrow

Calvin Ho


Listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Offshore Renminbi Centre

Financial Services Development Council

RMB-denominated reinsurance

Hong Kong’s financial services industry

RMB Bond

FSDC Hong Kong

Internationalization of RMB

Hong Kong Financial Center

Hong Kong Financial Market

RMB Offshore Market

Hong Kong Financial Services Regulator