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HKEX Celebrates Opening of London Office

07 Sep 2023

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX), one of the world’s leading exchange groups, was this week pleased to celebrate the opening of its new office in London, further extending its international reach.

HKEX Chief Executive Officer Nicolas Aguzin and other senior company executives hosted a reception on Wednesday evening in The City of London to welcome guests from across the UK financial and business community. In celebration of this milestone event, Mr Aguzin struck the HKEX gong, signifying HKEX’s commitment to its global clients and to the importance of connectivity.

The new London office will consolidate HKEX’s presence in the UK, and connect European clients with Asia’s most international, diverse and liquid capital markets. It will provide on-the-ground support to customers in the region, helping them to access Hong Kong's broad and diverse product ecosystem, and capture the opportunities arising from some of the major megatrends that define Asia’s growth story.

HKEX Chief Executive Officer, Nicolas Aguzin, said: “The opening of our London office marks another significant development in our continued commitment to our customers around the world. Together with the recent successful launch of our New York office, our new HKEX London office will bring greater access, opportunity and insight to our global clients. Now, with a presence in the three major world time zones, we are very well placed to connect capital with opportunities and enhance international connectivity, further strengthening Hong Kong’s role as a global superconnector.”

Mr Aguzin added: “HKEX already has strong ties with the financial community in London, through its subsidiary, the London Metal Exchange, and this new office will broaden and deepen our support for our growing customer base in Europe. We look forward to working with investors, companies and risk managers in the region, supporting them as together we drive our shared sustainable success.”

The new London office will focus on promoting the attractiveness of HKEX’s international equities franchise, its exclusive connectivity with Mainland China’s capital markets and its rapidly expanding derivatives product suite. It will also provide the Group's European clients with on-the-ground expertise and insight on Hong Kong’s capital market opportunities and innovations.

HKEX Co-Head of Sales and Marketing, Kevin Rideout, said: “London is one of the world’s top financial centres and is home to Europe’s largest capital pool. Well known for its extensive network of international professionals, and its commitment to innovation, London is also one of the premier hubs for hedge funds, private equity and fintech companies. By establishing a presence in The City, we can better connect with our European clients and partners, gain insights into their needs, and support them as they seek to capture Asia’s growth opportunities.”

The London and New York offices complement HKEX’s existing international reach from its offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Singapore.



HKEX CEO Nicolas Aguzin addresses distinguished guests from the UK business and financial community at a reception in London on Wednesday.


Nicolas Aguzin (left) and HKEX Co-Head of Sales and Marketing Kevin Rideout (right) strike a gong to celebrate the opening of the new London office.






  • International investors account for about half of Hong Kong’s cash equities total turnover
  • Hong Kong is one of the world’s leading international listing venues for new economy and biotech companies
  • A new Specialist Technology listing framework allows investors to invest in companies in some of the most exciting, innovative and fast-growing sectors
  • Hong Kong has consistently ranked as one of the top five global listing venues in the last decade
  • HKEX’s cash and derivatives product ecosystem is unique, offering underlying assets in Greater China, the Asia Pacific and beyond, including a full suite of futures and options products that track Hang Seng and MSCI indexes
  • International investors can enjoy access to Mainland China’s markets through the exclusive HKEX’s Connect programmes between Hong Kong and Mainland China – these cover stocks, bonds, ETFs, and most recently, swaps
  • Over 70 per cent of all international investments into China’s A-share equities market are held via HKEX’s Stock Connect programme, which provides international investors with exclusive and reliable access to Mainland China’s equities market
  • HKEX’s Connect infrastructure continues to develop: international companies that have a primary listing in Hong Kong now have exclusive access to Mainland China investors via Stock Connect, providing unique access to another significant and uncorrelated capital pool
  • Swap Connect is the latest chapter in HKEX’s Connect story. As the world’s first derivatives mutual market access programme, it offers international investors a similar level of convenience trading in Mainland China's interbank interest rate swap market



About HKEX

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is a publicly-traded company (HKEX Stock Code:388) and one of the world’s leading global exchange groups, offering a range of equity, derivative, commodity, fixed income and other financial markets, products and services, including the London Metal Exchange.

As a superconnector and gateway between East and West, HKEX facilitates the two-way flow of capital, ideas and dialogue between China and the rest of the world, through its pioneering Connect schemes, increasingly diversified product ecosystem and its deep, liquid and international markets.

HKEX is a purpose-led organisation which, across its business and through the work of HKEX Foundation, seeks to connect, promote and progress its markets and the communities it supports for the prosperity of all.





Updated 28 Nov 2023