At Syfe, the security of our clients' money is of utmost importance to us, and we have stringent measures in place to prevent an event like a closure from happening.
Syfe Hong Kong is a Hong Kong Licensed Corporation licensed by the Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC") under Type 1 (Dealing in Securities), 4 (Advising on Securities), 9 (Asset Management) for conducting relevant investment activities.
As an SFC licence holder, we have met all the requirements and standards set by SFC to prevent a bankruptcy event from happening. This includes meeting the minimum capital requirement, as well as audits and compliance to ensure that Syfe has sufficient daily cash flow to meet all operational needs.
Funds in your Syfe investment portfolios are held in a Trust Account in HSBC Bank while your investments are kept in a Custodian Account through Interactive Brokers. These are held separately from Syfe’s assets. This means that Syfe will never be able to use your funds and assets, even in the very unlikely event that Syfe stops operating.
In that unlikely scenario, we will work together with Interactive Brokers under the supervision of SFC to ensure the orderly transfer of assets to another licensed fund manager, or the return of all assets and funds to our customers. Customers will be able to choose their preferred means.
All customers are also free to withdraw their money any time they wish. Syfe does not impose any exit penalties or lock-in periods, so clients are genuinely able to access their money any time.