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QReg Advisory is a Hong Kong based consulting company founded by Ms Clara Chiu,
the former HK SFC Fintech Head and Licensing Director. She was the designer, architect, and author of the Hong Kong VA regulatory framework and licensing process, including those applicable to VA trading platforms (VATPs) and VA fund managers.


Our firm has an experienced team comprising ex-SFC senior managers of Licensing and Intermediaries Supervision Departments as well as legal & market practitioners.

We provide strategic advisory services and offer bespoke business, licensing and on-going compliance consulting to the traditional financial industry, fintech and crypto sectors. We specialise in providing forceful, innovative and pragmatic commercial solutions.

We serve a broad range of clients and top-tier financial institutions in the fintech and crypto sector.  We only serve clients who share our values and commitment to excellence and have a reputation for integrity and professionalism.  

Our People 

Exceptional. Astute. Insightful.  

Comprising ex-SFC senior members and veterans, our team offers a rich blend of legal and regulatory expertise. We excel in managing intricate licensing applications, providing strategic regulatory counsel, and delivering compliance consultancy services. Our proficiency empowers us to assist clients in expanding their businesses and solidifying their presence in Hong Kong .

Founder & CEO 

Clara Chiu 

Senior Consultant

Angela Wong

Senior Consultant

Ada Fu

Senior Associate

Xuefei Shao


Value Proposition

Unparalleled Expertise & Distinctive Differentiation 

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Intricate familiarity with the law and regulations

We take pride in our outstanding success rate in securing regulatory approvals for our clients, often helping them to get first-of-its-kind licences, such as the first VA broker licence, RWA platform licence, approvals to be participating dealers for VA ETFs supporting VA-in & out and deemed licences for VA exchanges. This accomplishment is rooted in our extensive experience in the legal industry and SFC. Our heavy involvement in crafting the current Hong Kong VA regulatory framework has equipped us with an unmatched understanding of the securities regulations, licensing and compliance issues, particularly in the area of VAs.

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Deep understanding of financial regulators’ practices

Our in-depth understanding of the regulations and policies (including the regulatory intent, issues and expectations for market participants) has been instrumental in guiding prominent global & local VA exchanges, traditional & VA banks, top-tier securities brokers & asset managers and family offices in the regulatory process. We have also advised a number of RWA projects and Web 3.0 companies on expanding their presence in Hong Kong. Our innovative mindset has been invaluable in formulating bespoke and forward-looking strategic advice. 

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Tailor-made and bespoke advice

We distinguish ourselves from other professional advisors by working with our clients to achieve desired outcomes, rather than merely taking clients’ instructions. Our service approach is tactical and strategic, and strives for witnessing the growth of our clients’ business through long-term collaboration. 

Advanced Tech

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Regulatory crisis management

Leveraging deep understanding of the regulatory landscape, we act as a white knight, assisting clients to navigate when they face challenges relating to licensing, supervision or enforcement with regulatory bodies. Our expertise enables us to address these challenges effectively and devise appropriate strategies, particularly in managing high-stakes situations.

Our Services

We offer a comprehensive and diversified suite of services tailored to your needs. If you require any support, please feel free to discuss with us


Licensing strategies & applications: As a strategic advisory firm with robust regulatory expertise in SFC matters, we provide bespoke licensing advice and assist you in obtaining the most effective licences and regulatory clearances, including SFC licences for traditional financial firms, VA exchanges, and VA fund managers.


Regulatory crisis management: With our deep understanding of the regulatory landscape and the practices of regulators, we act as a white knight, helping you advocate your case and strike a balance between regulations and commercial reality. Throughout the process, we consistently uphold integrity and fairness, ensuring our work is for the benefit of the wider financial market in HK.


Assistance in enforcement & inspection: With our team's experience in SFC investigation, enforcement and inspection matters, including our CEO's previous role in formulating and leading the SFC inspection programme, we can help you navigate regulatory challenges with services tailored to your needs.


Your regulatory partner: Given our familiarity with government affairs, we are uniquely positioned to be your regulatory partner in Hong Kong. We can facilitate your engagement with the Government, regulatory bodies and other relevant stakeholders, effectively helping your business expansion in this region.   


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Unit 1503, Tower 1, 

Admiralty Centre, Hong Kong


+852  5680 7052


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