BOCHK: a breakthrough in financial sector reform

BOCHK operated in Hong Kong but its IPO was the test bed for reform across the Chinese financial sector.

BOCHK: a breakthrough in financial sector reform

In May 2015, Forbes ranked Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China Construction Bank, Agricultural Bank of China, and Bank of China first to fourth in its list of top banks globally by asset size, market capitalisation, revenue and profit. It is hard to imagine that less than 40 years ago, none of these institutions existed. In 1978, China had only the People's Bank of China central bank, policy bank, commercial bank and regulator all...

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