The OMFIF Podcast

Regulating cryptoassets: balancing innovation and financial stability

May 17, 2022

On this podcast, Philip Middleton speaks to Ashley Alder on regulating cryptoassets. This clip was taken from our global DMI symposium which you can view here. Ashley Alder is the Chief Executive Officer of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC). Ashley started his career as a lawyer in London in 1984. He came to Hong Kong in 1989 with the international law firm Herbert Smith, practicing corporate and business law. He was Executive Director of Corporate Finance at the SFC from 2001 to 2004, before returning to Herbert Smith, later as head of the firm’s Asia Region. He rejoined the SFC in 2011. Ashley was appointed by the Chief Executive of Hong Kong as a Justice of the Peace in 2014 and is a Fellow of The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers. He is currently the Vice Chairman of the Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and the Chairman of the IOSCO Asia Pacific Regional Committee. Ashley attained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of London in 1982 and graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Master of Laws degree in 1983.

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