Updated : 01 Feb 2023

Head : Mr Richard LEUNG

The Information Technology Division is responsible for the design, implementation, and operations of HKEX market systems and IT infrastructure. It is organised into the following functions:

Development and Support

Development & Support is responsible for the development, implementation and application support of HKEX market systems, including trading, market data, clearing and settlement, listing systems as well as internal corporate and surveillance systems, etc. Development & Support has a number of specialized application teams having in-depth technology knowhow of HKEX systems to support the on-going maintenance, troubleshooting, enhancements of HKEX systems and development of next generation HKEX systems.

System Architecture

System Architecture is responsible for defining system architecture direction and roadmap, architecture design standards and implementation guidelines for HKEX systems. System Architecture regularly evaluates the latest technology trends, conducts proof-of-concepts to verify their viability as well as reliability and support initiatives to adopt new technologies within HKEX.

Infrastructure and Operations

Infrastructure and Operations comprises the following functions and responsibilities:

  • Technology Operations is responsible for the round-the-clock and 7x24 operations of HKEX systems and data centres. It is also responsible for IT services operation management including change and service continuity management. Technology Operations continuously monitors HKEX system and IT infrastructure and performs system housekeeping operation to ensure the smooth and robust operations of HKEX systems.
  • Technology Infrastructure is responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of HKEX technology infrastructure, including compute, storage, network, cloud and workplace technologies, supporting HKEX market systems and internal corporate systems.
  • Information Security team is responsible for designing the defence-in-depth cybersecurity infrastructure, implementing on-going cybersecurity enhancement initiatives to guard against ever-changing cyberattacks and managing day-to-day security operations and compliance.
  • Hosting Services is responsible for managing the business development and customer services for a suite of HKEX hosting services to the hosting eco-system participants, including exchange participants, information vendors, technology vendors, international exchanges and network service providers.

Mainland Technology Centre

Mainland Technology Centre is based in Shenzhen and responsible for providing mainland technology talents to support HKEX IT and business departments across HKEX Group to conduct development and testing activities. Mainland Technology Centre has set up a centre of excellence supporting delivery of digital transformation initiatives of HKEX. 

Innovation & Data Lab

The HKEX Innovation & Data Lab is a centre of competence in progressive digital solution design and delivery for the firm. This includes software for operational modernisation; tools for in-house data discovery, analytics and monetisation; and bespoke project work with external innovators on the cutting edge of modern FinTech.