Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) fully supports the global vaccine drive in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. HKEX today (Wednesday) confirms that it will offer eligible Hong Kong-based HKEX employees who have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, two additional days of annual leave, recognising their commitment to community health and HKEX’s support of the Hong Kong Government’s ongoing vaccination programme.
HKEX Chief Executive Officer Nicolas Aguzin said: “Vaccination is the only way to beat this global pandemic. HKEX plays a critical role in the success of Hong Kong as an international financial centre, and we have sought to actively manage the resiliency and efficiency of our markets throughout this pandemic. We must continue to do our part to help our city and the global financial community to get back to physical connectivity. We must do the right thing. We urge our staff and all those who can to get vaccinated.”
HKEX is committed to ongoing and active risk management of its business and markets in respect of the COVID-19 pandemic, and encourages all its world-wide employees to take the COVID-19 vaccine, to protect themselves, their colleagues, and their families. The health and safety of our staff is a top priority and we will continue to follow all guidelines and will make further adjustments as necessary.
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is one of the world’s major exchange groups, and operates a range of equity, commodity, fixed income and currency markets. HKEX is the world’s leading IPO market and as Hong Kong’s only securities and derivatives exchange and sole operator of its clearing houses, it is uniquely placed to offer regional and international investors access to Asia’s most vibrant markets.
HKEX is also the global leader in metals trading, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, The London Metal Exchange (LME) and LME Clear Limited. This commodity franchise was further enhanced with the launch of Qianhai Mercantile Exchange (QME), in China, in 2018.
HKEX launched the pioneering Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect programme in 2014, further expanded with the launch of Shenzhen Connect in 2016, and the launch of Bond Connect in 2017.