Market Development

The Market Development Division is responsible for developing new revenue and product initiatives in both the international and Mainland markets, with a focus on our Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (FICC) businesses and related Mainland marketing, developing projects, overseeing Qianhai Mercantile Exchange (QME), and incubating and executing strategic projects outlined in our 3-year Strategic Plan. The Divisional Management Trainee programme will comprise of rotations throughout all of the Division’s different functions – possibly including rotations in HKEX’s Shanghai office as well as other Divisions based on business requirements.

Role Description

  • Support the Market Development Division in all aspects related to product and client development

  • Collaborate with HKEX Group Strategy, Markets, Post-Trade and other functions to execute new business and project initiatives

  • Gain a broad understanding of HKEX’s business and strategy

  • Develop a solid understanding of the market, financial products and investors both internationally and in the Mainland

  • Gain regulatory exposure and understanding of international and Mainland market practices

  • Have opportunities to network and interact with senior management and staff both in and outside of the Market Development Division, as well as with the external financial community


  • Fresh graduate in 2020, or recent graduate in the last two years with less than 2 years of work experience after graduation

  • Bachelor’s degree or above, majoring in any disciplines

  • On track for, or achieved, minimum 2:1 degree (UK), or 3.0 GPA (Hong Kong or US) or equivalent

  • Commercial awareness and interest in global financial markets
  • Some familiarity with the financial services sector of Hong Kong
  • Experience in finance, accounting and/or trading of financial products would be an advantage

  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English and Putonghua. Ability to communicate in Cantonese would be an advantage