AIMA Webinar - APAC Government & Regulatory Affairs Update

Asia Pacific

This webinar will provide a periodic update on a range of Government and Regulatory Affairs topics throughout the APAC region. 



Nikki Bentley

Partner, Henry Davis York, Australia


Christopher Wells

Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Japan


Natasha Xie

Partner, JunHe, China

Jek-Aun Long

Partner, Simmons & Simmons, JWS


Gaven Cheong

Partner, Simmons & Simmons, Hong Kong


Stella Wai

Associate, Simmons & Simmons, Hong Kong



Kher Sheng Lee

Managing Director, Co-Head of APAC, Deputy Global Head of Government Affairs, AIMA


Topics covered will include:



  • Foreign financial service providers licensing relief
  • New collective investment vehicles
  • Product design and distribution; ASIC product intervention powers


  • Update on WFOE PFM applications
  • New Regulation Governing Private Fund Service Provider
  • QDLP/QDIE/QDII trends

Hong Kong:

  • Manager-in-charge regime
  • Proposed changes to the Fund Manager Code of Conduct and the PI rules
  • Client agreement requirements and suitability obligations


  • Recent changes to licensing regime for asset management and investment advisory
  • Raising capital in Japan (recent experience with amended Article 63 regime)
  • Introduction of principles based supervision


  • Refinements to investor classes under the SFA and FAA (including Accredited Investor Opt-In Regime)
  • Marking of Short Sell Orders and Short Position Reporting