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Inside the securities houses that power Hong Kong

Its capital markets are dominated by mainland-backed houses, but don’t think of them as a homogenous group – each firm has its own quirks, strengths and character.




The march of mainland houses through the league tables of Asia’s capital markets is well-documented and relentless. 

In the year to September 2017, China-related houses held eight of the top 10 spots for Asia ex-Japan debt capital markets wallet; the highest-ranked foreign house was HSBC in seventh, then Credit Suisse in 10th. In 2017, seven of the top eight were mainland-backed. 



In equity capital markets, China-related houses hold four of the top 10 slots for wallet year to date, and took eight of the top 10 last year, including the top three.

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