[Webinar] Cryptocurrencies as Property: Reflections from a Landmark Hong Kong Court Case
The Hong Kong High Court has declared cryptocurrencies as property and capable of being held on trust, aligning with other common law jurisdictions. This webinar will explore the practical implications of this decision regarding the proprietary nature of digital assets and the regulatory considerations surrounding cryptocurrencies.
This topic will be relevant to the securities and investment industry as Hong Kong aims to become a hub for digital assets.
The panel discussion will cover the following key topics:
- A summary of the court ruling
- Practical and legal implications
- Relevance to financial practitioners
- Horizon-spotting as to where it might go from here
Who should attend
The webinar is designed for asset managers, wealth managers, financial advisors, VA-related practitioners, and compliance officers.
Financial Incentive Scheme of the WAM Pilot Programme
This course has already been approved as an eligible course of the Financial Incentive Scheme for Professional Training (“the Scheme”) under the Pilot Programme to Enhance Talent Training for the Asset and Wealth Management Sector (“the Pilot Programme”). The Scheme aims to enhance the competency and professionalism of in-service practitioners within the asset and wealth management sector and to assist other practitioners within the financial services industry in acquiring the knowledge and skills required for entering the sector. Eligible applicants will be subsidised 80% of the course fees by the HKSAR Government upon satisfactory completion of the courses approved by Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute, subject to a ceiling of HK$15,000. Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute is appointed as the implementation agent of the Pilot Programme. Regarding the details of eligible criteria and application procedures, please refer to the dedicated web-site of the Pilot Programme (https://www.wamtalent.org.hk/).