Hang Seng Indexes Company Seeks Market Views on Creating a New ‘Comprehensive’ China Index based on HSCEI

(Hong Kong, 15 February 2022) – Hang Seng Indexes Company today published a consultation paper to solicit market feedback about creating a new ‘Comprehensive’ China Index that includes constituents from the Hang Seng China Enterprises Index (‘HSCEI’) and A-shares companies.

The HSCEI is a leading and actively traded offshore China stock market benchmark, and the variety and size of products such as funds and derivatives that track the index have increased significantly over the years. With international investor interest in China’sA-shares market continuing to grow, Hang Seng Indexes Company would like to explore the views of market participants on a new benchmark that would be constructed by combiningHSCEI constituents and A-shares with the aim of providing ‘Comprehensive’ China investment exposure.

The consultation paper is attached as an appendix to this release and is also available for download at this link.

Interested parties are invited to submit their responses on or before 31 March 2022.

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About Hang Seng Indexes Company Limited

Hang Seng Indexes Company Limited (‘Hang Seng Indexes Company’) manages and compiles the Hang Seng Family of Indexes, which cover stocks listed in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Our index series includes the Hang Seng Index, the Hang Seng China Enterprises Index and the Hang Seng TECH Index, as well as Stock Connect, Greater Bay Area and sector-related indexes. As at the end of 2021, assets under management in products passively tracking indexes in the Hang Seng Family of Indexes had reached a total of about USD44 billion. Hang SengIndexes Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hang Seng Bank. For further information on the Hang Seng Family of Indexes, please visit www.hsi.com.hk.

Published on February 15, 2022

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