The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) is a key player in the financial and trade industries, operating as a joint-stock company . Established on January 1, 1891 , the exchange is now part of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, its parent organization . HKEX has a subsidiary, the Growth Enterprise Market, which further amplifies its reach in the industry .
HKEX, in line with its status as an active company , is primarily engaged in the transaction processing and marketplace business model . This involves functioning as a platform for various financial transactions involving stocks , bonds , and other financial services .
Initially founded in the region known as British Hong Kong , the Exchange now falls under the governance of China . The headquarters of HKEX is located in the International Finance Centre in Hong Kong , with the full address being 8/F, Two Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong . Also commonly known by its alias, HKEX , it serves a range of clients in the business-to-business (B2B) sector .
Operating in a core industry of the world's financial sector, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange plays a crucial role in fueling international commerce and finance, while its importance has been further emphasized due to its strategic location in Hong Kong and close ties with the Chinese economy. The work of HKEX is intertwined with the dynamics of the stock market , contributing to the buoyancy and vitality of the global financial markets.