HKEx Taps Former Goldman Strategist Kenneth Kok as its Head of Cash Trading

Mr. Kok joins HKEx from Goldman Sachs, having worked at the lender for over seventeen years.

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx), one of Hong Kong’s leading exchanges, has brought in veteran equities specialist Kenneth Kok as its newest Managing Director, according to an HKEx statement.

In his new role at HKEx, Mr. Kok will officially hold the role of Managing Director, Head of Cash Trading, a position he will step into with immediate effect. In this capacity he will be based out of Hong Kong, a locale he has been stationed in for the vast majority of his career.

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In addition, he will be reporting to Roger Lee, HKEX’s Head of Markets. The appointment of Mr. Kok was facilitated by the retirement of HKEx’s David Lo, who recently announced his retirement this past February. HKEX’s Cash Trading group is responsible for both business and operations of trading across Hong Kong’s securities market.

Prior to joining HKEx, Mr. Kok worked for over seventeen years at Goldman Sachs, part of a lengthy career spanning back to 1999. During his time with the lender, Mr. Kok held a series of senior level roles including stints as its Head of Equity One Delta Products Marketing/China Marketing, Securities Division, as well as an equity strategist, among other roles, according to information made public on his Linkedin profile.

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