Equities - Part 4 (2019)

Equities - Part 4 (2019)



This eCourse consists of two modules. Module 1 provides a detailed introduction to the various aspects of equity securities traded in Hong Kong, including the history and development of the market, the different securities traded and trading locations, leading stock indexes, listing requirements and procedures, and trading operations.

Module 2 explores the history of the UK equity market, from its historic foundations to the recent changes brought about by the MiFID regime. The structure of the London Stock Exchange is closely detailed. The growth in off-exchange venues such as dark pools is also discussed, as well as automated and high frequency trading (HFT) and the potential problems that such trading activity can have in the equity markets.


On completion of this course, you will be able to:
- List the stock exchanges, market regulators, stock indexes, and types of security in the Hong Kong market
- Describe the listing, trading, and settlement procedures for equities in Hong Kong
- List key developments in the growth and development of equity trading in the UK, from its roots in the 16th and 17th centuries to its operations today
- Quantify the impact of the MiFID regime on equity trading in the UK
- Name the different types of alternative trading venue that are now available to investors
- List the changes brought about in the field of equity trading in recent years by technological development, such as high frequency trading


Module 1: Hong Kong Equity Market
Topic 1: Market Overview
Topic 2: Listing, Trading, & Settlement Procedures

Module 2: UK Equity Market
Topic 1: History & Development of Equity Trading in the UK
Topic 2: London Stock Exchange
Topic 3: Market Structure & Development


SFC:1.50, PWMA:1.50
Staff of Corporate Member: HK$405
Non-Member: HK$585