Expanding Market Access for the World’s Largest Market Infrastructure

HKEX’s unique Stock Connect program allows international investors to invest in mainland China’s A-share market. Investor demand for Northbound trades into China continues to surge, with average daily turnover up more than 870% in the last four years. However, the rapid growth has started to strain operational workflows for international market participants, who must overcome difficult time zone challenges to complete same day settlement.

HKEX Synapse will deliver a solution: an integrated settlement-acceleration platform designed to improve post-trade efficiencies for Northbound Stock Connect participants. Leveraging Daml, Digital Asset’s smart contract development framework, and through links to DTCC’s Institutional Trade Processing services, international investors will access an automated, expedited process that lays the foundation for the future.