SPB Exchange presented investment opportunities of Russian financial market at the Asian Financial Forum (AFF 2022) in Hong Kong

The 15th Asian Financial Forum (AFF), co-organized by the Hong Kong Government (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), was held on January 10-11, 2022 to discuss cooperation on financial projects, as well as attract experts, investors, entrepreneurs and technology companies from all over the world.

Under the theme “Navigating the Next Normal towards a Sustainable Future” participants examined the key issues reshaping the economic landscape, including how industries can realise sustainable and inclusive development through impactful venture capital and business strategies.

State regulation of markets in Hong Kong, technologies for accessing the local stock market, as well as cooperation within the framework of interest in the IPO of companies from Russia were also discussed at the Forum.

More than 170 global business leaders, policymakers, financial experts, investors, entrepreneurs, tech giants and economists spoke at the 15th Forum, including Mr Ammar Alkhudairy, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Saudi National Bank; Mr Ashley Alder, SBS, JP, Chairman of the Board, International Organization of Securities Commissions; Chief Executive Officer, Securities and Futures Commission; Mr Mark Carney, Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance, United Nations; Mr Wai-Shin Chan, Head, Climate Change Centre of Excellence, Global Head of ESG Research, HSBC; Mr Simon Cox, China Economics Editor, The Economist; Mr Wilfred Yiu, Managing Director and Co-Head of Markets, Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing Limited, and many others distinguished speakers.

SPB Exchange was represented by Vadim Timokhin, Director of the Financial Institutions Department of SPB Exchange, who gave a presentation "Opportunities for investment and asset management solutions: global view", he noted: “Asia is a strategic region for our development, since we are offering an exclusive opportunity for Hong Kong investors to buy and sell Russian, US and European assets on SPB Exchange. The key advantages of SPB Exchange for international investors include extended trading hours from 12:00 am Hong Kong time, as well as high unique internal liquidity of stocks and depositary receipts listed on US exchanges”.

In 2022, the Asian Financial Forum also hosted a separate session on blockchain and NFT issues, as well as the future of technologies such as digital wealth management, cloud computing, and paytech.

About PJSC «SPB Exchange»

SPB Exchange is the leading exchange for international securities in the Russian financial market. SPB Exchange operates according to a B2B2C model, simultaneously focussing on retail investors and financial intermediaries as direct customers. SPB Exchange provides investment opportunities for Russian and international investors by offering a wide range of investment products, following best-execution principles and using smart order routing. Opening at 7 a.m. Moscow time, SPB Exchange’s proprietary technology platform provides 19-hour access to an expansive pool of investment products of international financial markets, tight spreads, and unique liquidity.

SPB Exchange’s trading hours cover trading sessions on international exchanges, including regular as well as pre-market and a significant part of post-market trading in the United States and Europe.

SPB Exchange Group includes the subsidiary operating companies MFB Clearing Center (JSC), which provides clearing services, and PJSC Best Efforts Bank, which acts as a settlement depository.