Saxo Bank, fintech and regtech specialist focused on multi-asset trading and investment, has broadened access to Chinese securities, further cementing its position as a gateway to China for its international client base.
Qualified institutional clients are now able to trade mainland China bonds through Saxo Bank. The connectivity is enabled via the Hong Kong based Bond Connect mechanism, which is a mutual bond access programme launched in 2017, allowing overseas and Mainland China investors to trade in each other's bond markets.
The launch of mainland China bonds further strengthens Saxo Bank's unparalleled global multi-asset trading and investment platforms - available in more than 20 languages - which also gives unique access to China A-shares listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges .
Saxo Bank is the first in the market to offer full digital access to mainland China bonds through the Bond Connect gateway via a simple ‘click to trade' functionality. With options to invest in for example Chinese onshore government bonds and central bank paper, institutional clients get simple, efficient automated access to a market that has historically been complicated and cumbersome for foreign investors to access.
The Chinese bond market is among the largest in the world with a size of $12trn, and Chinese bonds are increasingly added to global indices which makes Chinese Bonds relevant for international investors looking to build diversified portfolios.
This means that Saxo Bank's clients will be able to access a market that is destined to see activity increase drastically as international investors come to understand the importance of the Chinese bond market, and Chinese government bonds in particular. In compliance with People's Bank of China's regulations, qualified institutional investors will have access to 127 China bonds with CNH as a settlement currency.