Naming Conventions of Stock Short Name by Product Types 
24/06/2016 
 

Note: The following naming conventions are applicable in most cases of various product types but are not exclusive for all circumstances

Equity Securities, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Unit Trusts/Mutual Funds other than Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) 

 Primary listing

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

 Secondary listing

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

-

S

 Products traded in Renminbi

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

-

R

 

Q

Up to 15 characters representing the name of the listed company/fund

S

Secondary listing indicator

R

Indicator for products traded in Renminbi (RMB)

Note:
The above naming convention for products traded in Renminbi comes into effect on 23 May 2012.  The stock short name of respective product types listed before 23 May 2012 will remain unchanged.
During the parallel trading period, if any, there will be indicators used to distinguish the original and the temporary trading stock counters.

 

 

 

Hong Kong Depositary Receipts (HDRs)  

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

-

D

R

 Or

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

-

D

R

S

 Or

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

-

D

R

-

R

S

 Or

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

-

D

R

S

-

R

S

   

Q

Up to 12 characters representing the issuer and / or the underlying share

DR

Depositary Receipts indicator

S

Secondary listing indicator

RS

Depositary Receipts which are restricted securities (RS) under US federal securities laws.  Please click here for explanation of RS. 

 

Equity Warrants

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

W

Y

Y

M

M

 Or

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

W

Y

Y

Q

Up to 12 characters representing the underlying equity securities

W

Equity Warrants indicator

YY

Expiry year

MM

Expiry month

   

Stapled Securities

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

-

S

S

 

Q

Up to 12 characters representing the name of the listed Stapled Securities

SS

   Indicator for Stapled Securities

 

Debt Securities

 

 Hong Kong Monetary Authority Exchange Fund Notes

E

F

N

 

9

.

9

9

 

Y

Y

M

M

 

 

 HKSAR Government Bonds

H

K

G

B

 

9

.

9

9

 

Y

Y

M

M

 

 Or

H

K

S

A

R

 

G

O

V

 

N

Y

Y

M

M

 Other Debts

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

N

Y

Y

M

M

 Or

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

N

Y

Y

M

M

A

 Traded in Renminbi

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

 

C

N

Y

 

N

Y

Y

M

M

 Or

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

N

Y

Y

M

M

-

R

 

 

9.99

Interest rate

YY/YYYY

Expiry year

MM

Expiry month

Q

Up to 10 characters representing the underlying debt securities (may include currency code and denomination)

N

N = Notes ; B = Bonds ; I = Guaranteed Instruments ; C = Certificates

A

Serial number for additional issues by the same issuer with same expiry year and month (A, B, C ...)

CNY

Indicator for Debt Securities traded in Renminbi (RMB)

R

 

 

 

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

 

Physical ETFs

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Physical ETFs traded in Renminbi

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

-

R

Physical ETFs traded in USD

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

-

U

Synthetic ETFs

X

 

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Synthetic ETFs traded in Renminbi

X

 

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

-

R

Synthetic ETFs traded in USD

X

 

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

-

U

Futures-based ETFs

F

 

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Futures-based ETFs traded in Renminbi

F

 

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

-

R

Futures-based ETFs traded in USD

F

 

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

-

U

 

 

Q

Up to 13 characters (for Futures-based ETF and Synthetic ETF) or 15 characters (for Physical ETF) representing the issuer and/or the benchmark index/asset

R

   Indicator for ETFs traded in Renminbi (RMB)

U

Indicator for ETFs traded in USD

X

A marker representing a Synthetic ETF using synthetic replication strategy (through the use of swaps or other derivative instruments) to gain exposure to a benchmark index/asset

F

A marker representing a Futures-based ETF which use futures indices as their underlying benchmarks to replicate their composition and weighting so as to give the ETFs the performance of the benchmarks.

      

Note:
The above naming convention for ETFs traded in Renminbi comes into effect on 23 May 2012.  The stock short name of ETFs traded in Renminbi listed before 23 May 2012 will remain unchanged.
 

The above naming convention for ETFs traded in USD comes into effect on 24 June 2016.  The stock short name of ETFs traded in USD listed before 24 June 2016 will remain unchanged.


 

 

 

 

Leveraged Products and Inverse Products

 

Leveraged Products

HKD counter

F/X

L

2

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

RMB counter

F/X

L

2

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

-

R

USD counter

F/X

L

2

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

-

U

 

  Inverse Products

HKD counter

F/X

I

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

RMB counter

F/X

I

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

-

R

USD counter

F/X

I

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

-

U

 

F

Futures-based

X

Swap-based

L

Leveraged

I

Inverse

2

Leverage factor

Z

Provider’s short name & name of underlying index

R

Indicator for L&I Products in RMB counter

U

Indicator for L&I Products in USD counter

 

 

Derivative Warrants (DWs)

 

Z

Z

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

@

E

C

Y

Y

M

M

A

 Or

Z

Z

-

Q

Q

Q

Q

@

E

C

Y

Y

M

M

A

 Or (traded in Renminbi)

Z

Z

Q

Q

Q

Q

@

E

C

Y

Y

M

M

A

 

  ZZ

Issuer's short name

Q

Up to 5 characters representing name of the underlying asset

@

@ = Cash settlement ; = Physical delivery

E

E = European ; R = Regional warrants ; X = Exotic (non-traditional) ; No Character = American

C

C = Call ; P = Put ;  No Character = non Call or Put

YYMM

Expiry year and month

A

Serial number for additional issues by the same issuer on same underlying asset with same expiry year and month (A, B, C ...)

Indicator for DWs traded in Renminbi (RMB)

 

Note:

The above naming convention for DWs comes into effect on 27 Feb 2012.  The stock short name of DWs launched before 27 Feb 2012 will remain unchanged.  There is no serial number assigned to the first issue of DWs launched before 27 Feb 2012 (i.e. ZZ-QQQQQ@ECYYMM).

 

Callable Bull/Bear Contracts (CBBCs)    

Z

Z

#

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

N

C

Y

Y

M

M

A

 Or (traded in Renminbi)

Z

Z

#

Q

Q

Q

Q

N

C

Y

Y

M

M

A

ZZ

Issuer's short name

#

CBBC indicator

Q

Up to 5 characters representing name of the underlying asset

N

N = No residual value ; R = With residual value

C

C = Bull contract ; P = Bear contract

YYMM

Expiry year and month

A

Serial number for additional issues by the same issuer on same underlying asset with same expiry year and month (A, B, C ...)

Indicator for CBBCs traded in Renminbi (RMB)

 

Trading Only Securities

NASDAQ-AMEX Equity Securities traded under the Pilot Program

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

-

T

Q

Up to 13 characters representing the issuer

T

The security is not listed but admitted to trading

ETFs traded under the Pilot Program

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

-

T

R

Q

Up to 13 characters representing the issuer and/or the benchmark index/asset

T R

The security is not listed but admitted to trading and the fund has not been authorized by the Securities and Futures Commission