Hong Kong is world-famous as a hotspot for financial services firms from all around the world, and that also includes a number of forex brokers that offer stock trading in the form of CFDs. Unlike many other typical offshore jurisdictions, however, brokerage companies in Hong Kong are not unregulated. Instead, they are overseen by the city’s well-regarded regulator known as the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC).
Hong Kong is often used by forex & CFD brokers as a regional headquarters for their Asian operations. In particular, Hong Kong serves an important function as a gateway for brokers to cater to the many forex & stock CFD traders that are based on the Chinese mainland.