1980s
1990s
2000s
2010s
Today

Connecting China, Connecting the World

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Our Journey

HK

1980s

Regional Equity Exchange

  • Merger of four stock exchanges
  • Launch flagship product suite: HSI Futures
  • Growing international investor participation, but market not yet globally significant

80s

90s

1990s

China’s Offshore Capital Raising Centre

  • H-Share listings
  • Electronification of trading
  • Expansion of structured product offering

2000s

Global Leader
in IPOs

  • Demutualisation
  • Consolidation of technology
  • Major Chinese SOEs and private enterprises hold IPOs in Hong Kong

00s

10s

2010s

Mutual Market Access & Asset Class Expansion

  • China Connectivity
  • Expansion of FICC
  • Listing Reforms introduced

Today

Largest Listed Exchange Group in Asia Pacific

  • #1 in IPO funds raised globally in 2018
  • Pioneer in China connectivity
  • Multi-asset class offerings: equities, FIC, commodities

Today

Strategic Vision

China Anchored
Technology Empowered
Globally Connected
Facilitating China's internationalisation and investment diversification
Leveraging new technology for modernisation and growth
Bringing global liquidity to China and Asia Pacific underlying
Strategic Plan

China Anchored

China’s onshore capital markets continue to internationalise, driving increasing flows of global liquidity into China underlying both onshore and offshore.

We will provide international investors with the most comprehensive range of Chinese securities investments, and support greater outbound investments by working with Mainland regulators and exchanges to expand the Connect programme, giving Mainland citizens the ability to invest in a growing portfolio of underlying that we plan to bring to Hong Kong from global and Asia Pacific markets.

Key Strategies

  • Expand Northbound Capital Inflows by broadening the availability of onshore products and underlying, and through delivering more risk management tools offshore.
  • Expand Southbound Capital Allocation to facilitate Mainland investors’ investment diversification by offering more global underlying.
  • Expand Post-trade Infrastructure to position Hong Kong as the trusted and secure cross-border trading, settlement, clearing and custody centre, particularly in FICC, and address the capital efficiency needs of both Northbound and Southbound capital.
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Strategic Plan

Globally Connected

The Connect programme has significantly increased our relevance to international investors as Mainland financial assets are included in international benchmark indices and their weight increases. This will only grow further.

We will enhance the competitiveness of our core business by lowering our barriers to entry and reducing the cost and friction of doing business with us through a range of microstructure improvements and by adopting a global approach.

Key Strategies

  • Enhance our product ecosystem across asset classes, providing global liquidity with more comprehensive access to Hong Kong-listed or traded Asia Pacific underlying in addition to our existing offering, and onshore Chinese products through the Connect programmes.
  • Improve our market microstructure to make our markets more globally competitive, cost effective and accessible, in order to enhance overall market liquidity.
  • Expand our international footprint further to broaden and deepen our global operations beyond LME.
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Strategic Plan

Technology Empowered

The rapid acceleration in technological innovation is opening new doors, so we will focus on applying new technologies to modernise our core functions in order to enable greater efficiency in our operations and deliver new services to our market.

We will institute a more data-oriented management culture throughout HKEX and will drive the adoption of integrated management information systems.

We will continue investing in further enhancing our development capabilities, pursue value-added business solutions, and increase our focus on innovations that may offer new business opportunities.

Key Strategies

  • Modernise our core systems to enhance product and service offerings and improve market and operational efficiency.
  • Leverage New Technology, including artificial intelligence, Blockchain, cloud infrastructure, and data analytics, in an agile manner to optimise processes, strengthen client engagement, and engage different parts of our value chain to deliver cost-effective outcomes.
  • Expand our horizons by leveraging our regulatory and market trust and partnering with China’s technology leaders to explore and pioneer in completely new frontiers, particularly with respect to data as a new asset class for the financial markets.
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Building the Right Organisation and Culture for a Market Leader

We will be proactive in taking a further leap forward in our talent, capabilities and corporate culture, driving a more commercial, innovative and customer-centric approach in everything that we do.

Build the Right Culture

Develop a customer-centric and innovative culture

Invest in Talent Development

Nurture the next generation of HKEX leaders

Engage with External Stakeholders

Further enhance our influence in global markets

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HKEX Strategic Plan
2019-2021

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2019-2021
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