Bond disconnect: trading link has missing pieces

China and Hong Kong need to get their act together if Bond Connect is going to buck a run of disappointing trading links. Investors need to be able to hedge interest rate risk onshore.

Bond disconnect: trading link has missing pieces

As Bond Connect, a mutual market access scheme between mainland China and Hong Kong, goes live on Monday investors may hesitate to make the crossing given the absense of key tools such as interest rate hedging.

Much is at stake for Hong Kong and China. They are offering global investors faster and cheaper access to a bond market that is the world’s third largest bond, behind only the US and Japan, with about $9...

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