Creation Link Guide - Hong Kong


Key features

Securities listed in HKEx

Settlement free of paymentYes  
Settlement against paymentYes 

Eligible settlement currencies:

  • CCASS: Hong Kong Dollar (HKD), Chinese Renminbi (RMB);
  • CMU: Hong Kong Dollar (HKD), Chinese Renminbi (RMB)
Bridge settlementYes  
Shaping facilityNo 
Partial settlementNoNot market practice but is permissible with special arrangements.
Settlement penalty feesYesFailure of  stock delivery might potentially incur buy-in penalties.
Pre-matchingYes Occurs upon receipt of customers’ instructions and is subject to counterparty availability.
Back-to-back processingYes CCASS-eligible securities only.
Automatic compensationNoAdjustment is performed based on information received from the depository.
Registered securitiesYes
  • For dematerialised securities, registration takes place automatically upon settlement.
  • For physical securities, manual intervention will be required and not automatically.
Multi Market SecuritiesYesPlease refer to the Multi-securities Guide.
Lending and borrowingYes For all CMU instruments eligible in CBL.
Proxy votingYes  
Investment FundsYes CCASS-eligible funds and ETFs.
Liquidity Hub ConnectNo 
Sale and purchase of rightsYes  
Repo servicesYesInternal Repo service for Bonds and Equities (refer to Cmax Product Guide). 
Market restrictionsNo 
FTTYesStamp duty incurred.

Type of linkCSD or settlement method
Indirect via Citibank N.A. (Hong Kong Branch) - hereinafter referred to as Citibank-Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Ltd, operating CCASS
-Hong Kong Monetary Authority, operating the CMU system