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HKEX Invests in Guangzhou Futures Exchange

Corporate
05 Feb 2021

  • HKEX invests in a 7 per cent stake in GFE
  • The first ever offshore institution to invest in a Mainland futures exchange

 
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is pleased to announce today (Friday) that it is investing in a minority stake in the newly-established Guangzhou Futures Exchange (GFE), the first-ever equity investment in a domestic futures exchange by a non-Mainland Chinese investor. This investment underscores HKEX’s commitment to supporting the further internationalisation of China’s and the region’s financial markets.

HKEX Interim Chief Executive Calvin Tai said: “We are very excited to be a part of this important initiative to develop the Guangzhou Futures Exchange. This investment supports our China Anchored strategy, providing HKEX with the valuable opportunity to help build and promote the development of China’s derivatives market, alongside our Mainland partners.”

“We are already champions of sustainable finance within the Greater Bay Area and we now look forward to extending our promotion of green and low-carbon markets through the commercialisation and international development of the Guangzhou Futures Exchange in the region,” said Mr Tai.

China Anchored is one of the three pillars of HKEX’s current Strategic Plan, which seeks to promote the sustainable internationalisation of China’s capital markets and facilitate the allocation of assets to Chinese and international investors through two-way investment channels.

HKEX is investing RMB210 million for a 7 per cent stake in GFE.

China Securities Regulatory Commission has approved the establishment of GFE. Anchored in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, GFE seeks to become an innovative and market-oriented exchange with international influence, focusing on serving the real economy and green development initiatives.

 

 

About HKEX

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is one of the world’s major exchange groups, and operates a range of equity, commodity, fixed income and currency markets.  HKEX is the world’s leading IPO market and as Hong Kong’s only securities and derivatives exchange and sole operator of its clearing houses, it is uniquely placed to offer regional and international investors access to Asia’s most vibrant markets.

HKEX is also the global leader in metals trading, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, The London Metal Exchange (LME) and LME Clear Limited.  This commodity franchise was further enhanced with the launch of Qianhai Mercantile Exchange (QME), in China, in 2018.

HKEX launched the pioneering Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect programme in 2014, further expanded with the launch of Shenzhen Connect in 2016, and the launch of Bond Connect in 2017.

www.hkexgroup.com

 

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Updated 28 Jun 2021