Clara Chiu

Clara Chiu, CEO, QReg Advisory; Former Fintech Head & Licensing Director of HK SFC

Clara was the former Head of Fintech Unit and Director of Licensing of the Securities and Futures Commission. She contributed to Hong Kong’s fintech and virtual asset regulatory framework including the relevant SFC virtual asset regulations, position papers, circulars, licensing conditions, as well as terms and conditions for virtual asset businesses.

Clara was one of the key persons in the SFC licensing applications including fintech/ virtual asset applications, leading her team to approve the first virtual asset trading platform, virtual asset fund manager and automated wealth management trading platform licences in Hong Kong.

During her 14 years’ service with the SFC, Clara was involved in formulating various important SFC regulatory policies and writing some crucial chapters of the SFC codes and publications. She also worked at the SFC Supervision Department where she built an inspection programme and led teams to conduct on-site inspections.

Clara was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong. Prior to joining the SFC, Clara had worked at international law firms for over 10 years. Clara holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of London, a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Postgraduate Certificate in Laws from the University of Hong Kong