Updated : 17 Mar 2021
Brian Roberts_Head

With a diverse set of products and a deep pool of liquidity, Hong Kong is becoming Asia’s leading ETF marketplace attracting more investors to trade Asia, in Asia. This success belongs to the entire ETF ecosystem – our issuers, liquidity providers, trustees, and investors – who have contributed to the growth of our markets in 2020.

Brian Roberts
Head of Exchange Traded Products
HKEX

The HKEX ETF Awards are dedicated to recognising the achievements of the top performers in Hong Kong’s ETF industry. Winners of these awards are firms that have led the way in terms of liquidity growth and fund performance, thus helping to accelerate the growth of Hong Kong’s ETF market since its establishment two decades ago. Please see the full list of winners below:

Award categories and winners (in alphabetical order):

Top Market Maker – ETP Turnover

Top 3 Market Makers (Securities Market Makers & Designated Specialists) based on Exchange Traded Products (Exchange Traded Fund & Leveraged and Inverse Product) market making turnover from 2 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.

  • Haitong International Securities Company Limited
  • IMC
  • Optiver

Top Market Maker – ETP Coverage

Top 3 Market Makers (Securities Market Makers & Designated Specialists) based on number of Exchange Traded Products (Exchange Traded Fund & Leveraged and Inverse Product) covered as of 31 December 2020.

  • Flow Traders Hong Kong Limited
  • IMC
  • SG Securities (HK) Limited

Top Breakthrough Exchange Participant – ETF Turnover

Top 3 breakthrough Exchange Participants based on year-on-year value increase in Exchange Traded Fund non-market making turnover in 2020.

  • Barclays Capital Asia Limited
  • HSBC Securities Brokers (Asia) Limited
  • Merrill Lynch Far East Limited

Top Breakthrough Exchange Participant – L&I Product Turnover

Top 3 breakthrough Exchange Participants based on year-on-year value increase in Leveraged and Inverse Product non-market making turnover in 2020.

  • BOCI Securities Limited
  • Bright Smart Securities International (H.K.) Limited
  • Futu Securities International (Hong Kong) Limited

Top Performing ETF – Total Return

Top 3 performing Exchange Traded Funds (HKD counters only) based on total return from 2 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.

  • Global X China Clean Energy ETF
  • Global X China Electric Vehicle ETF
  • SSIF DCE Iron Ore Futures Index ETF

Top Performing ETP – Net Cash Flow

Top 3 performing primary listing Exchange Traded Products (Exchange Traded Fund & Leveraged and Inverse Product) based on net cash flow from 2 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.

  • CSOP Hang Seng TECH Index ETF
  • iShares Core MSCI Asia ex Japan ETF
  • Tracker Fund of Hong Kong

Top Breakthrough ETP – Average Daily Turnover

Exchange Traded Products (Exchange Traded Fund & Leveraged and Inverse Product) with ADT surpassing HKD 100M for the first time in the year of 2020. The eligible ETP should have a minimum of 3 months' worth of data.

  • CSOP Hang Seng TECH Index ETF
  • SPDR Gold Trust

Top Participating Dealer – ETF Creation & Redemption

Top 3 participating dealers based on the highest number of ETF creation and redemption orders from 2 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.

  • ABN AMRO Clearing Hong Kong Limited
  • Haitong International Securities Company Limited
  • HSBC

Top Trustee – New ETP Coverage

Top trustee based on number of new Exchange Traded Products (Exchange Traded Fund & Leveraged and Inverse Product) covered in the year of 2020.

  • HSBC Institutional Trust Services (Asia) Limited

Top New ETP Listing – Net Cash Flow

Top newly listed Exchange Traded Products (Exchange Traded Fund & Leveraged and Inverse Product) based on net cash flow during the first month of trading in the year of 2020.

  • CSOP Hang Seng TECH Index ETF