One Year On: Reviewing the SFC’s New Enforcement Approach and Focus

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One Year On: Reviewing the SFC’s New Enforcement Approach and Focus

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At this seminar, the Securities & Futures Commission Executive Director for Enforcement, Thomas Atkinson, will talk about his priorities for 2018, and the SFC multi-pronged approach to improving the quality of listed companies in Hong Kong.

Tom will also update the audience on the strategic review of the Enforcement Division which he started shortly after taking office, and how key initiatives from the review have enhanced the effectiveness of enforcement work.


About the speaker

Thomas Atkinson is a member of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC). He is also an Executive Director with responsibility for the Enforcement Division, which is responsible for the surveillance of the securities and futures markets to identify unacceptable conduct as well as for investigating statutory offences and breaches of the legislation enforced by the SFC, and disciplining licensed persons and initiating prosecutions where appropriate.

Prior to joining the SFC, Thomas was Director of Enforcement at the Ontario Securities Commission, Canada. Before that he was President and CEO of Market Regulation Services Inc., previously a national regulator of equity trading in Canada, and from 1996 to 2001 he held progressively senior positions with the Toronto Stock Exchange, including Vice President of Regulation Services. He began his career as an Assistant Crown Attorney at the Ontario Court of Justice.

Thomas holds a Law Degree from the University of Windsor and a Masters Degree in Public Policy and Public Administration from McMaster University.

Thomas also sits on the Securities Compensation Fund Committee, the Investor Compensation Fund Committee and the Executive Committee of the SFC.


Please note that Business Attire is required by the Hong Kong Club - shirts must be worn by men, and jeans and sports shoes are not permitted.

Member $ 400.00 HKD
Non-Member $ 470.00 HKD
  • Reservations in advance are required. Please consider your booking confirmed unless notified otherwise.
  • Business Attire is required by the Hong Kong Club. No jeans or sports shoes.
  • Cancellations must be made in writing 24 hours prior to the event. No shows will be charged.
  • This event is closed to the media.
  • The event will be cancelled if the No.8 Typhoon signal or the Black Rain Storm warning is in force.
  • For further information please email
  • Please make cheques payable to: "The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong" & send it to Room 1201 Emperor Group Centre, 288 Hennessy Road, Hong Kong

One Year On: Reviewing the SFC’s New Enforcement Approach and Focus

Tue, April 17, 2018
08:00 AM - 09:15 AM

Thomas Atkinson, Executive Director for Enforcement, Securities & Futures Commission

Victoria Suite, The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central. Hosted by Andrew Seaton
Contact Person:
Yammie Yuen
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