As a leading global exchange group and one of the world's leading IPO venues, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) plays a key role in shaping Asian capital markets. In 2020, a total of 154 new companies listed on HKEX markets, raising HK$398 billion – the highest amount raised in a single year since 2010. HKEX's Connect schemes have transformed Asia capital markets and facilitated the two-way flow of capital between China and international markets. The schemes have continued to go from strength to strength, with record volume and coverage expansion.
How has HKEX maintained its resilience, relevance and competitiveness, even during turbulent times in global markets? As a world-leading fundraising venue, how does HKEX support great companies and help create jobs that fuel the post-Covid recovery? As global geopolitics becomes increasingly complex, how is the bourse going to stay ahead as Asia's global marketplace?
At the Chamber's Town Hall Forum Series, HKEX's new CEO, Nicolas Aguzin – an Argentinian and the first non-Chinese CEO of HKEX – will share his insights on HKEX's role in the fast-evolving, interconnected global markets of the future. He will also discuss HKEX's strategy in connecting China with the world, the bourse's purpose and sustainability strategy, and the opportunities and challenges ahead for HKEX and Hong Kong as an international financial centre.