Shanghai-London Stock Connect brings together one of the world’s largest domestic capital markets with the leading international market. It will allow global investors to benefit from China‘s growth through London, while London Stock Exchange listed companies will be able to access Chinese investors directly.
The project represents a number of firsts:
Shanghai-London Stock Connect has been developed jointly by SSE and LSEG, with the support of both the UK and Chinese governments and in collaboration with regulatory authorities.
By adopting new regulations and leveraging existing infrastructure we have built a programme that will support the development of a vibrant financial ecosystem connecting China, the UK and the wider global economy. We invite issuers, banks, brokers, asset managers, asset owners and professional services firms from both countries to learn more and participate in Stock Connect.
A New Route to China: Investing in Stock Connect Global Depositary Receipts
Shanghai-London Stock Connect offers international investors the opportunity to invest in high quality blue chip Chinese issuers through an instrument fungible with a company’s Chinese A Share listing. This enables global investors to embed Chinese equities in their standard portfolio management practices, free from quota controls.
Key features of Connect GDRs include:
Shanghai-London Stock Connect is the first-time Chinese investors are able to invest directly in high quality international London-listed companies. Institutional and suitable individual investors will be able to integrate these securities into their standard portfolio management practices, free from quota controls.
Key Features of Connect CDRs include:
Head of Asia Pacific Primary Markets, London Stock Exchange plc
Head of China, International Markets
Head of APAC Business Development, Cash Secondary Markets & UK Account Coverage