As part of efforts to promote their joint venture company, China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS) and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) today launched the website of Bond Connect Company Limited (BCCL).
BCCL operates as a channel for foreign investors to access China’s $9 trillion onshore debt market via Hong Kong. The release of the new website is another step toward liberalizing the mainland’s debt market as it exempts investors from direct engagement with the country’s financial regulators. Orders in the so-called Bond Connect are placed through an electronic platform run by HKEX, and all transactions will be settled through the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s Central Moneymarkets Unit.
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BCCL’s newly launched website aims to provide investors interested in the world’s third-largest bond market with a more streamlined experience so that they can identify services and learn more about the platform. The interactive design allows for easy access to Bond Connect-related trading services, and assists admission preparation for Northbound investors and investor education.
The new portal, which can be accessed through www.chinabondconnect.com, offers a comprehensive set of information including rules and regulations, application procedures for overseas investors, reference materials for trading, and settlement arrangements. It also advertises a list of participating entities of Bond Connect plus the latest updates of the program’s information.