Standard Chartered offers you comprehensive China Connect Securities Services to help you make the most of your investment by capturing more potential opportunities from the stock markets in Shanghai and Shenzhen.


At Standard Chartered, we understand that diversification is the key to a balanced portfolio and a primary strategy for managing risk. We are therefore offering comprehensive Standard Chartered China Connect Securities Services to help you make the most of your investment by capturing more potential opportunities from the stock markets in Shanghai and Shenzhen.

About China Connect

China Connect includes Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect and Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect.

Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect is a securities trading and clearing links programme jointly developed by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (“HKEx”), Shanghai Stock Exchange (“SSE”) and China Securities Depository and Clearing Corporation Limited (“ChinaClear”). Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect is a similar programme jointly developed by HKEx, Shenzhen Stock Exchange (“SZSE”) and ChinaClear.

China Connect consists of two parts:

  1. Northbound Trading Link
    Hong Kong and overseas investors will be able to trade eligible SSE/SZSE securities (“A Shares”) directly
  2. Southbound Trading Link
    Eligible Mainland investors can trade eligible securities listed in Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“SEHK”) directly

Advantages of Northbound Trading Link

  • Participate in the growth of an exciting emerging economy – China
  • Diversify your investment portfolio with shares of the China market
  • Capture new investment opportunities for Renminbi ("RMB")
  • No need to have an account in China
  • All fund transfers will be done in Hong Kong for enhanced efficiency and safety

Extra advantages of the Standard Chartered China Connect Securities Services

Value added services for Standard Chartered clients:

  • A designated Northbound Trading Hotline is provided for your added convenience
  • Both securities and cash settlements are on trade day

Get prepared for the opportunities ahead

To invest in Northbound Trading Link, please visit any of our branches to open a new Securities Services Account and RMB Settlement Account for the trading and settlement for eligible SSE/SZSE securities and understand the relevant risks involved and important notes.

Existing clients with access to SSE securities trading service can register Shenzhen Northbound Trading Services through our Securities Investment Hotline.

Risk Disclosure Statement:

  • Investment involves risks. The prices of securities fluctuate, sometimes dramatically and may become valueless. Past performance of any securities is no guide to its future performance. Investors should consider their own investment objectives and risk tolerance level, and read the Terms and Conditions of relevant Securities Services before making any investment decision.
  • Renminbi ("RMB") exchange rate, like any other currency, is affected by a wide range of factors and is subject to fluctuations. Such fluctuations may result in gains and losses in the event that the client subsequently converts RMB to another currency (including Hong Kong dollars); and
  • RMB is currently not freely convertible and conversion of RMB through banks in Hong Kong is subject to restrictions specified by the Bank and regulatory requirements applicable from time to time. The actual conversion arrangement will depend on the restrictions prevailing at the relevant time.

This webpage does not constitute any offer, invitation or recommendation to any person to enter into any transaction described therein or any similar transaction, nor does it constitute any prediction of likely future price movements. Investor(s) should not make investment decisions based on this webpage alone. This webpage has not been reviewed by the Securities and Futures Commission or any regulatory authority in Hong Kong.

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