Li and Huang spread the Stock Connect love

Relationships were a hot topic at the Asian Financial Forum on Tuesday when the two month old Hong Kong-Shanghai share scheme came up for discussion.
Charles Li and Huang Hongyuan at the AFF
Charles Li and Huang Hongyuan at the AFF

Relationships were a hot topic at the Asian Financial Forum on Tuesday when the Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Connect scheme, which has just passed its two-month anniversary, came up for discussion.

China and Hong Kong ties were tested last year, what with the Occupy Central protests and the launch of the mutual access share scheme, and a “workshop”  involving the heads of the two exchanges wasted little time building bridges.  

Firstly there was the friendship between Charles Li, chief executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, and Huang Hongyuan, president of the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

“When I first met Mr Huang 20 years...

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