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Markets

Updated: 01 Jan 2016

Head : Mr Roger LEE

Markets Division comprises the following functions: 

Cash Trading

Cash Trading is responsible for serving and recruiting cash market exchange participants and structured product issuers, managing the business and operations for the trading of cash market products such as equities, derivative warrants, callable bull/bear contracts, debt securities, exchange traded funds and other listed equity instruments, and developing the rules and policies for secondary market trading.  It administers and monitors the cash trading system, and ensures that the trading environment is transparent, fair, orderly and efficient according to the relevant rules and regulations established by the exchange.  It also administers the admissions for exchange and clearing participants.

Derivatives Trading

Derivatives Trading is responsible for serving and recruiting exchange participants, managing the business and operations for the trading of futures and options on various underlying assets or indices such as equity indices, equities, currency, interest rate and fixed income products, and developing the rules and policies for derivatives market trading.  It operates and monitors the derivatives trading system and operations, and ensures that the trading environment is transparent, fair, orderly and efficient according to the relevant rules and regulations established by the exchange.

Market Data

Market Data is responsible for servicing licensed information vendors and end-users, managing sales and business development of market data information products from a wide range of datafeed products, providing real-time and historical data products for brokers, data vendors and other market participants.  Through the Investment Service Centre of the HKEX website, Market Data provides market information to the investing public and maintains internal databases for the securities and derivatives markets.  

Market Surveillance & Monitoring

Market Surveillance & Monitoring is responsible for monitoring the trading activities of Exchange Participants in cash and derivatives markets, as well as China Connect trading activities, and their compliance with rules and regulations, position limits and large open position reporting requirements in derivatives contracts and performing due diligence check on admission of market makers. It also cooperates with Hong Kong and Mainland regulators on their investigation of cross-boundary market misconduct under China Connect.

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