Licensed companies need to submit their FRR returns to the SFC using SFC e-Certificates which are issued to responsible officers.

Do responsible officers automatically get an e-Certificate?  No, they have to apply for it separately.

How many e-Certificates can a licensed company have?  Two, typically.

Can the financial controller or someone else in the licensed company submit the FRR returns using the responsible officer’s e-Certificate?  No. The relevant responsible officer must submit and sign FRR returns using his/her e-Certificate.

Can non responsible officers submit FRR returns for the licensed company?  Yes but only if they have been approved by the SFC as an authorised person for signing and submitting FRR returns for the company. Once the person becomes an authorised person, s/he can then apply for his/her own e-Certificate for submitting the FRR returns.