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Information Technology

Updated: 15 Jan 2016

Co-head : Mr Bill CHOW and Mr Richard LEUNG

The Information Technology Division is responsible for delivering secure, reliable and quality systems to support for the development of financial market infrastructure of HKSAR as well as the internal operations of HKEX. It is organised into the following functions:

Cash Trading System Development & Support

Cash Trading System Development & Support is responsible for providing continuous, effective and reliable cash trading systems and facilities for the equity market (AMS) as well as developing, maintaining and supporting relevant application systems used by the participants.

Derivatives System Development & Support

Derivatives System Development & Support is responsible for providing continuous, effective and reliable derivatives systems and facilities for the trading, clearing, settlement and risk management of derivatives market (HKATS & DCASS) as well as developing, maintaining and supporting relevant application systems used by the participants.

Clearing System Development & Support

Clearing System Development & Support is responsible for providing continuous, effective and reliable clearing systems and facilities for the clearing, settlement and risk management of HKEX equity market (CCASS/3) as well as developing, maintaining and supporting relevant application systems used by the market and investor participants.

IT Infrastructure & Operations

IT Infrastructure & Operations is responsible for the continuous and reliable operation of HKEX IT infrastructure and application systems. Operation and support scopes cover all market systems, corporate systems as well as office automation related applications. To deliver quality services in an efficient manner, IT Infrastructure & Operations is organized into four functional areas namely (1) Computer Operations, (2) Network Operations, (3) Technical Services & Infrastructure Solutions Delivery, and (4) Change Management & Security Administration.

Corporate & Hosting Operation Systems Development & Support

Corporate & Hosting Operation Systems Development & Support is responsible for developing, maintaining and supporting application systems for various corporate systems such as Finance Management Information, HR and Market Surveillance Systems as well as providing continuous, effective and reliable systems and facilities for Hosting Operation and external customers subscribing the hosting services.

Market Data System Development & Support

Market Data System Development & Support is responsible for providing continuous, effective and reliable dissemination of market data in the equity market (MDS) and derivatives market (PRS) as well as developing, maintaining and supporting relevant application systems used by information vendors and HKEX internal users, e.g. Issuer Information Feed System and Vendor Information Recording Systems.

Listing Systems and Corporate Web Services Development & Support

Listing Systems & Corporate Web Services Development & Support is responsible for providing continuous, effective and reliable systems and facilities for Listing function and issuer services as well as maintaining and supporting HKEX website technology infrastructure deployed for various HKEX business initiatives and Group Intranet.

Quality Assurance & Security Management

Quality Assurance & Security Management is responsible for improving the processes and security controls of the IT Division based on formal quality and security management frameworks. Quality Assurance initiates and facilitates the development of IT Division policies and standards, and monitors IT activities and results to ensure compliance and quality. Security Management introduces and implements centralized security technologies and processes, and is responsible for overseeing IT security protection and monitoring measures against intrusions and other malicious activities on HKEX's IT infrastructure and systems.

OTC Clearing System Development & Support

OTC Clearing System Development & Support is responsible for maintaining and supporting the OTC clearing systems (OCASS and OASIS) and the supporting facilities to provide market participants with a continuous, effective and reliable OTC clearing infrastructure for trade capture, clearing, settlement and risk management of OTC derivatives.

Hosting Services

Hosting Services is responsible for marketing, operations and customer servicing of a suite of highly available and secure data centre services to support Hosting users comprising Exchange Participants, information vendors, technology vendors and telecommunication service providers. A low latency network infrastructure for Exchange Participants and information vendors to access HKEX trading and market data systems is also provided.

Hosting Services is organized into three functions namely (1) Business Development, (2) Hosting Operations, and (3) Billing and Business Support.

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