Holding Restrictions - Investment Funds - Hong Kong
Restrictions on customers
No general restrictions on customer residency for holdings held through CBL. However, certain funds may impose specific restrictions on investor domicile. Customers must refer to and abide by the restrictions (if any) contained in the fund prospectus before entering into transactions.
Sanctions legislation may also impose restrictions or a ban on dealing with entities of which the ultimate beneficiaries would have ties to certain (sanctioned) countries.
Restrictions on settlement
There is no general restriction on settlement of Hong Kong investment funds through CBL. However, certain funds may impose specific settlement/transfer restrictions. Customers must refer to and abide by the restrictions (if any) contained in the fund prospectus before entering into transactions.
The information contained in the Holding Restrictions is based on the legal opinion obtained by CBL that was issued on 23 November 2020. CBL believes the information to be correct as of that date but disclaims any responsibility as to the accuracy and completeness of the information after that date. In the case of discrepancy between the information provided by CBL and the local laws and regulations, the latter shall prevail. The Holding Restrictions do not constitute legal advice and customers should seek advice from independent professional counsel.
Customers are responsible for ensuring compliance with the disclosure requirements and agree to indemnify and hold harmless CBL, for any loss, expense, liability, damage or claims, whether direct or indirect, against or incurred by CBL arising out of or resulting from such non-compliance.