HPR Support to China Stock Connects Now Fully Operational
June 26, 2018  WatersTechnology

Capital markets infrastructure technology provider Hyannis Port Research (HPR) is now supporting market access to the Shanghai-Hong Kong and Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect programs.

The platform includes its two pre-trade risk products for low-latency market access—Riskbot and Softbot. These two products provide more than 50 customizable risk parameters, ranging from pre-trade fat-finger checks to full organization-wide portfolio risk checks.  The Shanghai-Hong Kong and Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect schemes were launched in November 2014 and December 2016 respectively and allow international and mainland Chinese investors to use their trading and clearing facilities while trading securities in each others’ markets.

The Connects comprise around 7.17 percent of total equity turnover on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and are estimated to grow following MSCI’s inclusion of China A-shares on its MSCI Emerging Markets Index.