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Title: Practice and Exploration of the SIPF

Practice and Exploration of the SIPF

  • Basic Information of the SIPF
  • Basic Functions of the SIPF Risk Disposal of
    Securities Companies
  • Basic Functions of the SIPF Fund Raising and
  • IV. Extended Functions of the SIPF
    Establishment of a Normal Investor Protection
    Mechanism in Combination of Monitoring,
    Evaluation and Service

Basic Information of the SIPF (1) Background of
Its Establishment
  • Two major risks have occurred on China securities
    market since 2000.
  • The first risk During nearly four years (from
    June 14, 2001 to June 6, 2005), the Shanghai
    Stock Exchange (SSE) Composite Index fell to
    998.23 points from 2245.44 points, down 55.5.

Figure 1-1 Jan. 2001Jul. 2005 Shanghai
Composite Index Run Chart
Figure 1-2 Features of the First Risk
The customers capital were invested to self-run
or industrial sectors, thus to push industry
risks to the edge of break-out
  • In 2003, 84 out of all the 133 securities
    companies had significant liquidity difficulties.
    Notably, risks collectively broke out in 34 ones.
  • Because they were not permitted to conduct margin
    trading business, securities companies had little
    access to external financing in a legal way.
    Against this background, securities companies
    began to misappropriate clients funds for
    business activities, and even for the employee's
    salary expenses. At that time, there was a gap of
    RMB64 billion in customer trading settlement fund
    in the whole industry the asset under illegal
    management reached RMB185.3 billion, including
    RMB13.4 billion of the misappropriated agent
    clients bond.
  • Because of the continued slump on the market,
    securities companies suffered losses for
    consecutive years and it was hard for them to
    make ends meet. Clients funds were hard to
    retrieve because securities companies
    misappropriated them for investing in
    self-operated or industrial areas for long. The
    crisis could break out at any moment in the whole
  • Clients suffered serious losses owing to the
    continued market downturn.

Figure 1-3 Mode of Risk in Securities Company
Self-run securities business
Settlement fund for securities trading of customer
Securities company
Bond buy-back fund of customer
Industrial investment
Abnormal fund of customers financing business
Daily payment
  • In the above context, the State Council agreed
    to set up a protection fund company to strengthen
    risk management of securities companies.
  • China Securities Investor Protection Fund
    Corporation (SIPF) was established with a
    registered capital of RMB6.3 billion on August
    30, 2005 and officially started business on
    September 29 of the same year. The SIPF is a
    non-profit institution.

(2) Internal Governance
  • The board of directors, the decision-making organ
    of the SIPF, takes charge of its operation and
    management. It has nine directors, including one
    independent director. Specifically, the CSRC, the
    Ministry of Finance, and the People's Bank will
    appoint two directors respectively the
    Securities Industry Association, the China
    Securities Registration and Settlement Company,
    the Shanghai Stock Exchange as well as the
    Shenzhen Stock Exchange will in turn appoint two
    directors and the Ministry of Finance
    negotiating with the People's Bank recommends one
    independent director. The board of directors is
    responsible for the decision-making on important
  • When it was initially founded, the SIPFs main
    function was to dispose of risks for securities
    companies, and the design of its internal
    organizational structure was centered on risk

Figure 1-4 Organizational Chart of the SIPF
Before Restructuring
Vice Chairman
Vice Chairman
Executive Director
Executive Director
Executive Director
Executive Director
Executive Director
Independent Director
Financial Department
General Office
Clearing Department
Legal Affairs Department
Information and Statistics Department
Asset Management Department
Audit Department
  • (3) External Supervision
  • The CSRC should be responsible for regulating the
    operation of the fund company and supervising the
    raising, management and use of the funds.
  • The Ministry of Finance should be responsible for
    the state-owned assets management and financial
  • The Peoples Bank of China should be responsible
    for confirming, supervising and examining the use
    of re-loans.

II. Basic Functions of the SIPF Risk Disposal
of Securities Companies
  • Since the second half of 2003, the CSRC has been
    organizing the risk disposal of securities
    companies for nearly five years under the
    leadership of the State Council and with the
    support of the Ministry of Finance, the People's
    Bank and the judicial organizations.
  • As of the end of 2009, the SIPF used the
    State-owned funds to close down 26 high-risk
    securities companies and restructure 10
    securities companies with liquidity problems. It
    also disposed of five securities companies in a
    market-oriented way.
  • In restructuring securities companies, the
    State-owned investment in the form of equity
    capital reached RMB18.21 billion and that in
    liquidity capital reached RMB2.76 billion. In
    closing down securities companies, the
    State-owned investment in the form of acquisition
    and direct investment from the State and the SIPF
    reached RMB35.88 billion.

Chinas Risk Disposal Procedure of Securities
Disposal Mechanism
Accounting Nature Identification
Administrative Clearing
Compensation Policy
Bankruptcy Procedure
Bankruptcy Liquidation
Bankruptcy Liquidation
Make Plan
Fund use plan made by SIPF as an appendix
Risk Disposal Plan
Disposal Mechanism
Receiver Group
Working Group
Administrative Clearing Group
Audit Team
Judicial Protection Measure( Three Interrupts )
Account Nature Identification
Account Classification
Bankruptcy liquidation (exceeding RMB100 billion)
Non-brokerage account
Compensate in full amount (more than 9 million
Brokerage account
1. Account
Brokerage account
Personal debt
Buy at discount (more than 60,000 persons)
Non-brokerage account
Institutional debt in personal name
Bankruptcy liquidation
Accounts claimed by customers (depends on
accounts classification)
2. Account
Accounts unclaimed by customers (inactive
accounts are about 2.8 million)
Account Nature Identification
Five-level Demonstration
To study disputes beyond existing policy, and
publish new systems.
Ministerial meeting
Led by SIPF to resolve all the disputes under
existing provisions
Interdepartmental meeting
Settle dispute preliminarily
Securities Company Risk Disposal Office of CSRC
(Review aforesaid classification)
(Classify all accounts)
Working group
Liquidation group
Compensation Policy
  1. The assets and fund in a customer account are the
    property of relevant customer.
  1. The fund of a pooled wealth management product
    involving multiple customers
    will be distributed pro rata to these customers.

3. Protection fund
A. Fill the fund gap in a brokerage account in
full amount.
B. As to the part of the securities appropriated
in the brokerage account,
compensate personal accounts in full amount (in
cash or securities), but does not compensate
institutional accounts.
C. Personal claims
Bankruptcy Procedure
Transactions are transferred to a securities
company under normal operation
Administration verification Group
Intermediate Peoples Court
Submit application
Account Clearing Basically
Declare the Bankruptcy
Set up
Creditors Committee
Bankruptcy Liquidation
(I) Participants in bankruptcy liquidation
1. Institutional non-brokerage accounts,
2. Institutional debts in the name of individuals
3. SIPF (with the compensation fund as common
4. The other claims not in SIPFs coverage
(II) The proprietary assets of the disposed
securities company and the assets that
cant be identified to
be customer assets cant be used for investor
compensation, but enter the bankruptcy
Table 2-1 Capital Used for the Risk Disposal of
Securities Companies
Type Type No. Amount Invested (RMB100 mn) Amount Invested (RMB100 mn)
Type Type No. Equity Capital Capital for liquidity support or acquisition capital
Restructuring State restructuring 10 182 27.6
Restructuring Market restructuring 17
Restructuring Sub-total 27 182.1 27.6
Closing Down Direct investment from the State? 2 - 137.2
Closing Down Capital from the SIPF 24 - 222.4
Closing Down Market closure (not using the State capital) 5
Closing Down Sub-total 31 0 359.6
Total Total 59 182.1 387.2
? It includes RMB900 million of local
governments investment.
  • For the 26 securities companies that closed down
    by using State-owned funds, the SIPF should
    appropriate RMB12.1 billion to acquire individual
    creditor's rights, and RMB26.37 billion
    (including RMB570 million dormant account funds)
    to fill up the gap of customers securities
    trading and settlement funds.
  • RMB12.06 billion used for acquiring the
    individual creditors rights involves over
    210,000 individual creditors, accounting for over
    99 of the total acquisition amount.
  • RMB25.57 billion was used to fill up the gap of
    customers securities trading and settlement
    funds, involving more than seven million regular
    brokerage accounts, accounting for over 99 of
    the total recoverable amount.
  • RMB1.75 billion of customers securities trading
    and settlement funds, frozen or retained, was
    clawed back.

  • In order to ensure the compliant and safe use
    of the State acquisition funds, until April 30th,
    2010, the SIPF had organized and completed 92
    audit inspections on 24 disposed securities
    companies. Staff from 64 accounting firms and law
    firms times had participated in those inspections
    for over 600 person times.
  • In the process of clearing checked company
    accounts, the SIPF checked all the normal
    brokerage accounts with a balance of over RMB1
    million and all the verified individual
    creditors accounts with a balance over
    RMB200,000 one by one.
  • The SIPF also performed a spot check on key
    normal brokerage accounts with a balance of below
    RMB1 million and key individual creditors
    accounts with a balance of below RMB200,000.
  • Findings include (1) The balance and principal
    in amounts that should be excluded from the scope
    of the State acquisition funds totaled RMB83
    million. (2) A total of RMB982 million needs
    further approval on having the qualification of
    being acquired. (3) RMB1.558 billion of planned
    acquistion funds has problem with the calculation
    of acquistion amount (some items needs to be

  • As of April 30, 2010, all the 26 securities
    companies resorting to the protection fund had
    entered into the liquidation process. At present,
    the 26 securities companies that closed down
    after using the State-owned acquisition funds
    have all entered into the judicial bankruptcy
    process. The SIPF serves as a member of the
    Creditors Committee of a total of 23 securities
    companies and serves as the Chairman of a total
    of 19 securities companies.
  • The formal declaration involved creditors right
    of RMB25.0631 billion in total, including a
    principal of RMB24.4345 billion and an interest
    of RMB628.6 million.
  • The preliminarily claim of creditors right was
    RMB5.7597 billion.
  • As of April 30, 2010, a total of 16 securities
    companies had implemented bankruptcy property
    distribution, and they had been compensated for
    RMB1.6325 billion in cash, 8,474,964 shares of
    Hafei Shares, 32,625,414 shares of the Harbin
    Pharmaceutical, 7,559,899 shares of Liaoning
    Chengda, and 14,008,381 shares of Double-Crane
    Pharmaceutical. As some pre-declared creditors
    rights had not been converted into formal
    creditors rights, RMB299.1 million in cash was
    escrowed correspondingly. SIPF managed the
    compensation of creditors rights worthy of
    RMB2.2 million in cash, 90,406 shares in Hafei
    Aviation Industry Co., Ltd and 348,032 shares in
    Harbin Pharmaceutical Group on behalf of the
    Ministry of Finance.

The First Effect of Risk Handling Promoting the
Improvement of Legal System
  • Promoted the amending of the relevant provisions
    of the "Securities Law", the "Company Law", the
    "Criminal Law" and the "Bankruptcy Law".
  • The Regulation on the Supervision and
    Administration of Securities Companies and the
    Regulation on the Risk Disposal of Securities
    Companies were formulated on the basis of risk
    disposal experience.
  • The Supreme Court has consecutively held two
    nationwide symposiums about the trial of
    bankruptcy cases of securities companies. For the
    first time, the Supreme Court fully integrated
    the resolution of the financial sector risks into
    the judicial settlement channels, thus realizing
    an effective convergence of the administrative
    disposal of securities companies and judicial

The Second Effect of Risk Handling the Goal of
Purchasing System with Money was Realized.
  • The trusteeship of customers trading settlement
    capital by the third party was used in the
    treated securities companies with high risk.
  • A new buy-back trading system for national debt
    was established, which specially adjusted the
    business procedure, made the respective
    responsibilities of customers, securities
    companies and registration settlement companies
    clear, set up a relative rule that could prevent
    the embezzlement of the customers national debt,
    and make the smooth conversion between old and
    new systems.
  • For assets management, some new rules were set
    up, including the trusteeship of customers funds
    by the third party, sufficient appearance of
    investment risk to customers and the regular
    information disclosure.
  • Comprehensive account clearance work to treated
    securities companies was carried out, and the
    system of true name used in account was initially
    set up.
  • A new system including true name used in account,
    special seat and scale control in self-run
    business was used.

The Third Effect of Risk Handling A Withdrawing
System from Securities Company Market was Set Up.
  • An operative relative policy system, organizing
    form and working rule were gradually formed, and
    supporting measures and effective system for
    withdrawing from securities company market were

The Fourth Effect of Risk Handling A System
Combining Classified Regulation and Supervision
for Securities Company and Protecting
Market-oriented Fund Collection was Realized.
  • Making classified regulation and supervision to
    securities company
  • Building a unified standard, dynamic management
    and different charge system for fund collection.
  • Realizing the significant change from the
    postmortem risk handling for securities company
    to prior prevention and reduction of securities
    companys risk .

The Fifth Effect of Risk Handling Reset
Industrial Reputation and Enhance Investors'
  • In less than two and half years from June 6th,
    2005 to October 16th, 2007, Shanghai Exchange
    Index ascend from 998.23 to 6124.04, which has
    broken the record in the history.
  • This round of risk handling in securities
    companies, effectively neutralized industrial
    risks of securities companies, raised their
    awareness of operating in compliance with
    regulations and competency of resisting risks, so
    that Chinese securities market could be able to
    face the international financial crisis and
    create conditions for comprehensively advancing
    investor protection.

  • III. Basic Functions of the SIPF Fund
    Raising and Management
  • Main capital sources of the SIPF are (1) in case
    that risk funds reach the upper limit on Shanghai
    and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges, 20 of the
    transaction handling fees shall be brought into
    the SIPF (the Fund) (2) all the securities
    companies registered in China shall pay 0.5-5 of
    their operating income for the Fund (3) when
    issuing stocks, convertible bonds and other
    securities, interest income of applying for
    subscribing frozen capital shall be brought into
    the Fund (4) according to the law, the Fund can
    recover proceeds from certain responsible parties
    and get repayment income from the bankruptcy and
    liquidation of securities companies (5)
    donations from domestic and foreign institutions,
    organizations and individuals and (6) other
    legitimate incomes.
  • In case of emergency, the SIPF can get special
    financing from the People's Bank of China, which
    offers re-loans, etc.
  • Securities companies shall pay for the Fund by
    certain percents based on their ratings and
    classifications. High-risk and low-rating
    companies shall pay a higher proportion.

Table 3-1 Type of Securities Company and
Comparison of Payment Proportion
Type of regulation and supervision Type of regulation and supervision Payment proportion()
A AAA 0.5
A AA 1.0
A A 1.5
B BBB 2.0
B BB 2.5
B B 3.0
C CCC 3.5
C CC 4.0
C C 4.5
D D 5.0
Table 3-2 Funds Raised of the SIPF
As of December 31, 2009
Unit RMB100 mn
Year Frozen Interest Transaction Commission Contribution of Securities Companies Donation Compensation Income Total
2006 13.27 3.47 - 0.03 16.77
2007 56.59 20.34 28.40 0.01 1.34 106.68
2008 44.26 15.78 44.02 - 3.95 108.01
2009 13.49 28.52 40.81 0.04 5.90 88.76
Total 127.61 68.11 113.23 0.08 11.19 320.22
IV. Extended Functions of the SIPF Establishment
of a Normal Investor Protection Mechanism in
Combination of Monitoring, Evaluation and Service
  • The second risk
  • Over more than one year (from October 16, 2007 to
    October 28, 2008), the SSE Composite Index
    plunged to 1664.93 points from 6124.04 points,
    down 72.8.
  • The market risk broke out in the context of
    the international financial crisis. Different
    from the last crisis, none of securities
    companies had liquidity risks, but clients
    suffered a larger loss.
  • Thus, during the course of this global
    financial crisis, it is not one of the main
    issues to dispose of securities companies risks.
    The biggest challenge is how to make investors
    get more in-depth understanding of stock market
    risks, enhance self-protection capacity, and make
    rational investments suited to their risk
    tolerance. The appropriate management of
    investors has become one of the important tasks
    of the SIPF in protecting investors.
  • With the functions extended, the SIPF has
    adjusted its internal organizational structure.

Figure 4-1 Curve of Shanghai Exchange
Comprehensive Index (from July 2005 till
September 2009)
Table 4-1 Profitability of Securities Companies
in 2007-2009
Unit RMB100 mn
Year Net Profit
2007 1,282.55
2008 497.14
2009 964.85
Figure 4-2 Organizational Chart of the SIPF
After Functions Extended
Vice Chairman
Vice Chairman
Executive Director
Executive Director
Executive Director
Executive Director
Executive Director
Independent Director
Financial Department
General Office
Customer Transaction Settlement Funds Control
Legal Affairs Department
(Information and Statistics Department) Investor
Survey Center
Investor Education and Service Center
Asset Management Department
XBRL Application Center
Figure 4-3 Main Components of Normal Mechanism
(1) Market Monitoring
  • Confidence monitoring To predict the market
    status ASAP and put forward countermeasures and
    suggestions by monitoring the change in
    investors confidence.
  • Capital monitoring To timely detect activities
    that break laws or rules and safeguard the
    legitimate rights and interests of investors by
    establishing the surveillance system of trading
    settlement funds on the securities markets and
    monitoring the change in market capital.
  • Information monitoring To participate in
    monitoring information of various types of
    business entities on the securities markets, and
    establish standard, rational and open information
    disclosure system by using XBRL technology.
  • Public opinion monitoring To extensively collect
    investors comments on securities companies and
    investor protection via investor survey, investor
    call system and Internet search.

Market Monitoring Monitoring the Change in
Investors Confidence
  • SIPF monthly formulated investor confidence index
    to supervise market change. The confidence of
    investors had been in relatively pessimism in
    2008, especially in August, at the lowest level
    of 36.3. But after August, the index is generally
    climbing. Now it is going toward an optimistic
    trend this year.
  • Confidence index is climbing after getting down
    to the bottom in August 2008. Shanghai exchange
    comprehensive index arrived at the bottom at the
    end of October 2008. Confidence index arrived at
    the bottom two months earlier than Shanghai
    exchange comprehensive index. The upward trend of
    confidence index fully reflects market trend,
    with obvious feature of going ahead.
  • The advance reaction of market confidence index
    is beneficial to stay calm and stable when
    proposing a set of steps to rein the stock
    market, and avoid over-radical actions.

Market Monitoring Monitoring the Change in
Investors Confidence
Figure 4-4 Comparison between Investor
Confidence and SSE Composite Index Trends
Market Monitoring Monitoring the Change of
Capital Flow in Market
  • Under the united deployment of CSRC, SIPF has
    been building the surveillance and control system
    of customers capital in securities companies
    since last year. The system will support the
    regulation of securities, with an aim to
    supervise the capital flow in the market, to
    prevent customers capital from embezzlement, to
    timely disclose illegal actions of market
    dominance and practically protect legal interests
    and rights of investors.
  • Necessity deficiency shows in the operation of
    the entrusted system of the third party,
    especially the shortage of effective supervision
    on the customers capital in the whole market, so
    as unable to timely acquire the status of capital
    flow in the market.
  • The development and operation of surveillance and
    control system involves related regulation
    organizations, security exchanges, registration
    settlement companies, entrusted banks, settlement
    banks, securities companies, funding companies,
    association of securities industry and SIPF, each
    of which shall separately perform relevant
    obligation without change in its established
    responsibilities on the basis of reasonable
    division of work.
  • The system shall regard the accepted data from
    registration settlement companies, security
    exchanges and entrusted banks as the base, to
    compare the data delivered from securities
    companies, so as to find and prevent embezzlement
    and misappropriation.
  • The system can supervise the risks in the
    securities market via surveillance and analysis
    of capital flow, to disclose illegal actions of
    market dominance and other vicious incidents,
    which is helpful to take actions in protecting
    legal interests and rights of investors.

Strengthen market supervision supervise change
in market capital
Figure 4-5 Illustration of Surveillance and
Control System of Customers Capital
Securities companies and other investment agents
Shanghai and Shenzhen Security Exchange
Capital account of customers
Day-end transaction data
Customers capital information
Surveillance and control system
Capital delivery of legal person
Data of settlement
Capital flow and balance of specific deposit
account and administration account for customers
transaction and settlement
Data of change of customers transaction
Registration settlement companies
Entrusted bank
Securities company N
Securities company N
Risk warning
Capital administration account of customers
Account of settlement provision and customer
capital in securities companies
Special deposit account for trading settlement
capital of customers in securities companies
Regulatory organization Association of securities
Capital flow between entrusted banking account of
securities company and provision account of
registration company
Capital flow of entrusted banking account in
securities company
Market Monitoring Participate in the Monitoring
of Information of Market Agents
  • Financial crisis shows that deficiency in highly
    transparent mechanism of information disclosure
    and lack of effective regulation, shall lead to
    huge risks that are hard to foreseeable to
    various investors participated in capital market,
    including general investors.
  • CSRC is to liaison with related organizations to
    set up a comprehensive standard data system of
    interactive disclosure of information based on
    XBRL technique. It aims at establishing a
    comprehensive system of standard data report and
    delivery in China, to further increase the
    transparency and efficiency of disclosing capital
    market information, without changing the current
    framework based on all rights and
    responsibilities and XBRL-based technical
  • SIPF is in the progress of developing XBRL-based
    data application system. The system will provide
    investors with more convenient, standard and
    comprehensive platform of information browsing,
    which is beneficial to raise the judgment of
    investors about the market and increase the level
    of reasonable investment.

(2) Investor Services
  • Chinese capital market is now in rapid
    development. The market feature of brand-new and
    transit determines the relatively uncertainty of
    current capital market in market environment and
    investor psychology. Besides, the market is lack
    of an internal regulation system.
  • Thus, to set up a comprehensive investor-oriented
    service system is a necessary choice to foster
    qualified investors and promote stable
    development of the market.

Concerning the characteristics of Chinese
investors in securities market, to strengthen
investor-oriented service is of utmost necessity.
SIPF displays its own advantage in devotion to
build up a multi-leveled and multi-faceted
investor-oriented service system comprising of
investor survey, investor education, and investor
call response, so as to protect the legal
interests and rights of small and medium-sized
Strengthen investor-oriented service
Figure 4-6 Protection and Services System of
  • Investor Services Investor Survey
  • Chinese securities investors show seven
    characteristics, according to SIPFs investor
  • Age structure the investors are mostly comprised
    of the youth and the middle-aged
  • Education background nearly 85 of investors are
    graduated from college or above
  • Career distribution breadwinners account for the
    majority of the investors
  • Income distribution employees with middle income
    account for the majority of the investors
  • Region distribution less than 5 of investors
    live in the countryside or rural areas
  • Time to start up investment in securities since
    2007, the newly-added investors account for
    nearly forty percentage.
  • Stock assets 85 of investors invest less than
    300,000 yuan in stocks.

Fig 4-7 Age Structure
Fig 4-9 Vocational Background
Fig 4-8 Educational Level
Fig 4-10 Income Level
Fig 4-11 Regional Distribution
Fig 4-13 Distribution of Investors Stock Assets
Fig 4-12 Time of Stock Market Entrance
Investor Services Investor Call
  • The SIPF has attached keen attention to
    responding to investor calls in the financial
    crisis and set up a sound call response
  • Investor calls are mainly handled at the website
    of the SIPF (
  • From July 2008 to April 30, 2009, the call center
    had received 15,387 messages from the investors,
    including 3283 messages about business consulting
    and policy consulting, 3858 messages about
    suggestions, 8186 messages relevant to
    criticisms, complaint and report of unlawful
    practices, and 60 other messages, accounting for
    21.34, 25.08, 53.20 and 0.38 respectively.

Investor Services Response to Investor Call
Fig 4-14 Call Response Process
Inquiry and complaint for fund business
Inquiry and complaint for accounting information
Telephone, online message and email of SIPF
Transferred to the Expert Board or other
?????? ????
Transferred to other departments or
self-disciplinary organizations
Response available
Response unavailable
Preparation of response
Transferred to securities operation institutions
Investor Services Investor Education
  • So far, over 80 of the securities investors in
    China have conducted offsite transactions on the
    Internet or through telephone, while over 10 of
    the investors resort to the traditional way of
    onsite transaction and most of these investors
    are aged individual investors. Therefore,
    investor education should focus on the majority
    of investors that conduct offsite transactions
    while attaching attention to individual investors
  • The SIPF attaches great importance to public
    education of investors It launched five investor
    education projects in 2009 (1) to prepare a set
    of "Investors Guide", (2) to carry out an
    education project of securities companies sales
    departments, (3) to film a public education
    television series, (4) to develop a software of
    investor education, and (5) to organize a
    Securities Investor Protection Forum.

Investor Services Insufficient
  • First, there is a gap between the authority of
    investor service and actual needs and the absence
    of a real investor representation mechanism makes
    it difficult to improve the efficiency and effect
    of investor protection
  • Second, as most of the disputes on securities
    investment are settled through court judgment and
    it is difficult to protect the rights of
    investors through negotiation and arbitration
  • Third, medium and small-size investors are in
    need of an authoritative and impartial channel
    and guidance to protect their rights as there is
    no valid law governing the protection and legal
    assistance for investors and the
    responsibilities, contents and forms of legal
    assistance are not specified.

(3) Assessment of Investor Protection
  • Assessing the investor protection of market
    participants, understanding the level of
    securities market investor protection and degree
    of the investors satisfaction and exposing the
    conducts of market participants to public
    assessment are of great importance to improving
    the initiative and quality of market
    participants protection of investors. Therefore,
    appropriate assessment and disclosure of the
    market participants investor protection is an
    important part of the investor protection
  • The securities investor protection assessment
    system of SIPF is designed to assess the
    protection of listed company and securities
    company investors legal rights in a professional
    and systematic manner and form a market-based
    guiding and disciplinary mechanism for the market
    participants protection of investors in addition
    to the supervision of regulatory bodies and
    industrial discipline of self-disciplinary
    organizations for the purpose of protecting the
    investors legal rights through disciplining the
    conducts of market participants.
  • Based on the securities investor protection
    indicator system, the securities investor
    protection assessment system of SIPF functions to
    assess the protection of listed company and
    securities company investors legal rights.

Assessment of Listed Company Investor Protection
Indicator System
  • As listed companies are the cornerstone of the
    securities market, the protection of listed
    company investors is of top priority in the
    protection of securities investors.
  • SIPF has set up an assessment system based on
    the investors right of information, right of
    investment returns and the right of
    decision-making participation, the Listed Company
    Investor Protection Assessment System involves
    three tier-one indicators, 12 tier-two indicator
    and 40 tier-three specific indicators covering
    the governance structure, information disclosure
    and business activities of listed companies,
    through which, SIPF has acquired the weights of
    the above-mentioned indicators (See Fig 4-15).

Fig 4-15 Investor Protection Indicator and Weight
Institutional construction, 28
Shareholders exercise of rights in shareholders
meeting, 22
Protection of participation in decision-making, 28

Construction and implementation of board of
directors functions, 22
Construction and implementation of board of
directors functions, 18
Construction and implementation of a supervisory
and incentive mechanism by the management, 10
Disclosure of important governance information,
Protection of information right, 42
Disclosure of financial reports, 32
Disclosure of material events, 31
Disclosure of other information, 15
Protection of return on investment, 30
Value creation, 40
Interest transfer, 29
Profit distribution, 31
Tier-one indicators
Tier-two indicators
Assessment of Listed Company Investor Protection
Rating Standards
  • The listed company investor protection
    assessment system of SIPF classifies the
    protection of listed company investors into four
  • Grade A investor protection score 80
  • Grade B 80 gt investor protection score 60
  • Grade C 60gt investor protection score 40
  • Grade D investor protection score lt40 or it is
    subject to the first ST or penalty in the current
    year or it is suspended from trading permanently.

Assessment of Listed Company Investor Protection
  • Based on the Listed Company Investor Protection
    Assessment System, SIPF has assessed the
    protection of listed company investors in the
    following aspects
  • Protection of listed company investors in
    different years from 2003 to 2008 (see Table 4-2,
    Table 4-3 and Fig 4-16).
  • Protection of listed company investors in
    different industries from 2003 to 2008 (see Table
  • The protection of most listed company
    investors is at a medium level.
  • The protection of listed company investors
    remains to be improved.
  • There is extensive room for the improvement
    of listed company investor protection.
  • The protection of listed company investors
    varies greatly in different industries.
  • The investors right of information is well
    protected in the disclosure of listed company

Table 4-2 Protection Index and Rating of Listed
Companies' Investors in 2003-2008
No. of Samples Protection index Weight in total samples () Weight in total samples () Weight in total samples () Weight in total samples ()
No. of Samples Protection index A B C D
2008 1625 63.89 0 75.20 16.86 7.94
2007 1550 62.17 0 70.39 20.06 9.55
2006 1434 59.47 0 59.20 30.20 10.60
2005 1380 57.97 0 50.29 39.49 10.22
2004 1377 54.41 0 16.05 74.87 9.08
2003 1286 52.60 0 7.08 81.26 11.66
Table 4-3 Changes in the Protection Status of
Listed Companies Investors in 2003-2008
Investor Protection Index Governance Structure Protection Index Information Disclosure Protection Index Operating Activities Protection Index
2008 63.89 55.25 75.50 55.69
2007 62.17 53.69 72.67 55.37
2006 59.47 49.61 69.17 55.10
2005 57.97 45.15 68.39 55.35
2004 54.41 42.21 61.30 56.15
2003 52.60 40.72 58.17 55.87
Fig 4-16 Changes in the Investor Protection
Indicator of Listed Companies from 2003 to 2008
Table 4-4 Protection Status of Listed
Companies Investors in 2003-2008 by Sector
Sector code Sector Name No. of Samples Evaluation Index
1 I Financials 95 64.20
2 B Mining 174 61.28
3 F Transportation 361 60.62
4 D Utilities 365 59.55
5 C5 Electronics 315 59.46
6 C7 Machinery 1383 59.25
7 H Wholesale Retail 532 59.23
8 C6 Metals Non-metals 772 59.21
9 J Real Estate 334 59.17
10 C4 Petrochemicals 933 58.86
11 C0 Food Beverage 356 58.67
12 C8 Pharmaceuticals 556 58.49
13 E Construction 185 58.37
14 K Social Services 252 58.36
15 C99 Other Manufacturing 100 58.24
16 L Media 61 58.19
17 C2 Timber Furnishings 23 58.03
18 C1 Textiles Apparel 394 57.87
19 G Information Technology 548 57.54
20 C3 Paper Printing 179 57.43
21 A Agriculture 208 55.92
22 M Conglomerates 526 55.51
Assessment of Securities Investor Protection
Indicator System
  • As the major participants of the securities
    market, the performance of securities companies
    protection of investors has a direct impact on
    investors asset security and market confidence.
  • SIPF assesses the protection of securities
    investors in the following manner to assess the
    securities companies intentions, capabilities,
    measures and effect of investor protection
    concerning the investors right of asset
    security, fair trade, investment information,
    free choice, investment litigation and bankruptcy
    compensation through the tree-shaped indicator
    system (see Fig 4-17) composed of four tier-one
    indicators, 17 tier-two indicators and 45
    tier-three indicators.

Fig 4-17 Securities Investor Protection and
Weight Assessment Indicator System
Basic rights of investors
Bankruptcy compensation
Asset security
Free choice
Fair trade
Internal control and corporate governance Financia
l assessment of internal control Soundness of
internal control Effectiveness of internal
control Corporate governance Other internal
control matters
Investor education, service and right
protection Classified customer management Investor
education Investor information service
Information disclosure Completeness of
disclosure Timeliness of disclosure Accounting
information quality Transparency of disclosure
Asset trade security Account security Asset
regulation Trade security
Complaint handling mechanism
Customer service innovation
Securities Investor Protection Assessment
Assessment on Protection Status of Securities
Companies Investors Rating Standard
  • In accordance with the assessment system of the
    protection statuses of securities companies
    investors, the SIPF dividends protection statuses
    of securities companies investors into
    four-grade ratings, namely
  • Grade A investor protection score 80
  • Grade B 80gtinvestor protection score60
  • Grade C 60investor protection score 70
  • Grade D investor protection score60.

Assessment on Securities Investor Protection
Status Features
  • Most of securities investor protection is in good
  • Evaluation results of securities investor
    protection status was significantly lower than
    the rate results of classified supervision of
    securities companies in the same period,
    indicating that there is still large room for
    improvement in investor protection.
  • The evaluation of securities investor protection
    status takes the legitimate rights and interests
    of investors as the core, while the evaluation of
    supervisory classification takes net capital of
    securities companies as the core. Given the
    difference in their focus, the findings of
    securities investor protection assessment based
    on the legal rights of investors are not
    necessarily the same with the findings of
    classified supervision assessment based on the
    net capital of securities companies.

Table 4-5 Comparison of Securities Company
Investor Protection Assessment and Separate
Supervision in 2008
Type(Grade)A Type(Grade)A Type(Grade)B Type(Grade)B Type(Grade)C Type(Grade)C Type(Grade)D Type(Grade)D
No. Proportion No. Proportion No. Proportion No. Proportion
Investor protection 11 10.60 70 67.30 19 18.30 4 3.80
Separate supervision 30 28.60 58 55.20 17 16.20
(4) International Cooperation
  • The rapid spread of global financial crisis has
    proved the necessity of establishing an
    international cooperation mechanism for investor
    protection. China ranks the third in the world by
    the scale of securities market after years of
    rapid development and it is considering the
    establishment of an international board. The
    scale, liquidity and globalization level of
    market call for the strengthening of
    international cooperation for investor
  • SIPF has been dedicated to setting up an
    international cooperation mechanism for investor
    protection in the past two years. Currently,
    international cooperation for investor protection
    is mainly carried out in the following three

Set up an information reporting mechanism and
information communicating platform
  • Establish an English website of Chinas
    securities investor protection
  • Facilitate the global investors understanding of
    Chinas capital market

Provide consulting services for overseas
investors through interactive communication
  • Set up a mailbox to handle business inquiries of
    overseas investors
  • Be responsible for daily maintenance of the
    relevant columns on the website of China
    Securities Regulatory Commission
  • Learn about the experience of various countries
    in the legal system of investor protection, risk
    prediction, investor education and services
  • Expand the scope of cooperation

Promote the establishment of an international
forum for investor protection
  • Since its inception in 2005, the SIPF has
    successfully organized three international
    symposiums as follows. On January 28-29, 2008,
    the SIPF held the Expert Conference on the
    Securities Investor Protection Fund System in
    Beijing. On July 31, 2008, the SIPF held the
    International Conference on the Development and
    Improvement of China Securities Investor
    Protection System in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia. On
    November 2-3, 2009, the SIPF held the
    International Forum on the Securities Investor
    Protection in the Context of Financial Crisis.
  • The SIPF signed the Memorandum of Understanding
    on Securities Investor Protection Cooperation
    with the Securities Investor Protection
    Corporation (SIPC) and the Canadian Investor
    Protection Fund (CIPF) and established a
    long-term cooperation system.
  • On November 3, 2009, the SIPF launched its
    English version website.
  • On February 23, 2010, in the SIPF office
    building, Chairman Chen met the delegation of
    International Organization of Securities
    Commissions (IOSCO) led by Ms. Jane Diplock, the
    Chairperson of the IOSCO Executive Committee,
    expressed the willing to apply for the IOSCO
    affiliate membership and proactively push forward
    the establishment of an international forum for
    investor protection organizations and strengthen
    the investor protection development among
    different countries or regions within the IOSCO

  • From June 8 to 17,2010, at the invitations of
    SIPC and CIPF, SIPF paid an official visit to
    U.S.A and Canada, to attended the 2010
    International Compensation Funds Meeting in
    Montreal and participated in the SIPC
    Modernization Task Force in Washington, D.C.
  • At present, SIPF proactively seeks to establish
    and consolidate the multilateral collaborative
    relationship with other international investor
    protection organizations, promote friendship,
    integrate common views and achieve common
    development through drawing upon experiences and
    making up deficiencies in a mutual way. SIPF
    strives to make the Chinese capital market better
    known by the overseas fellows and investors, and
    strengthen the influence and discourse power of
    China in the field of international investor

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