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HKEX is a global exchange group with its headquarters in Hong Kong. To learn more about HKEX Group, please visit the following links.

HKEX’s securities and derivatives market has brokers (Exchange Participants) from around the world.  Almost all major international and regional firms have a presence in the market.  

HKEX welcomes listing applicants from Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas. There are about two dozen overseas jurisdictions on the list of acceptable places of incorporation.  Other places may be added in the future and applications from companies incorporated in jurisdictions that are not on the list will be considered.

Companies from Hong Kong, Mainland China and more than 22 other countries and territories are listed at HKEX. Mainland enterprises account for about 65 per cent of market capitalisation and about 80 per cent of equity turnover value. (Source: Cash Market Transaction Survey 2016)

HKEX’s securities market has a balanced mix of investors. About 53 per cent of turnover value is contributed by institutional investors (62 per cent are from overseas institutions and 38 per cent are from institutions based locally ). Retail investors contribute about 23 per cent (70 per cent of which is from Hong Kong) and brokers trading for their own account contribute about 24 per cent. (Source: Cash Market Transaction Survey 2016)

In the derivatives market, half of the trading volume comes from brokers trading for their own account, about 30 per cent is from institutional investors (mainly institutions based overseas) and about 20 per cent is generated by retail investors (mainly individuals in Hong Kong). (Source: Derivatives Market Transaction Survey 2014/15).

To learn more about HKEX’s Hong Kong operations, you may refer to the following links.  

For the latest information on HKEX’s Hong Kong markets, you may visit our Market Website at

The Group’s subsidiary the London Metal Exchange (LME) is the world centre for industrial metals trading. More than three quarters of global non-ferrous metals business is conducted on the LME’s three trading platforms: LMEselect (electronic), the Ring (open outcry) and the 24-hour telephone market. The world’s metal community uses the LME to trade futures and options, and to hedge against adverse price movements. Prices that are discovered on its markets are used as the global reference prices.

For the latest information on the LME, please visit