|| iMarkets' mission |
iMarkets' mission is to develop the structured investment products
("SIP") market in Asia by providing a neutral, client-driven
online B2B platform with straight through processing capability, supported
by the necessary value-added services for investors.
iMarkets, an affiliated company of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited, was founded
with the mission of developing the structured investment products
("SIP") market in Asia. To this end, iMarkets aims to
provide value-added services to market participants through a neutral,
client-driven, online B2B marketplace with straight-through-processing
The SIP market
While growth of the SIP market has been phenomenal over the past
few years, participation has been limited to high net worth individuals,
via the conduit of a small number of sophisticated institutions.
This lack of broad market participation is mainly due to the lack
of connected product information; limited secondary trading and
large unit transaction thresholds. We aim to accelerate the growth
of the SIP market, overcoming these inefficiencies by providing
unprecedented liquidity and depth.
The interactive trading platform of iMarkets incorporates the standardisation
efficiency of an exchange while at the same time providing investors
with the flexibility of customisation. We have created two major
innovations. First, the client-driven process begins with the specification
of an investor's risk/return preference. The platform has the structuring
capability to identify the best-priced SIP, matching the investor's
specific risk/return preference. The platform also provides execution
capabilities to offer instantaneous product delivery and initial
hedging. Second, our patent-pending technology is capable of breaking
complex SIPs into eight simple and manageable financial building
blocks. These include bonds, underlying securities of different
asset classes, call and put options (both long and short sides).
The platform detaches the derivative components that are embedded
in the SIP and transfers the trading risks from the issuer to the
derivative risk taker. This unique feature of risk transfer encourages
a greater number of financial institutions to become SIP issuers
without deviating from their core competence.
In summary, iMarkets integrates the strength of investment banks,
private banks, commercial banks, stockbrokers and other market players
into one powerful hub. Led by a strong parent company and an experienced
management team, iMarkets endeavours to excel in the paradigm of
This website is intended to be accessed by sophisticated and professional
investors in Hong Kong only.
The information on this site were made available solely for information
purposes and do not constitute an offer, solicitation or recommendation
with respect to buy or sell any investment products, or securities, or
financial products and instruments (the "Products"), or to participate
in any particular trading activities or strategies. Analysis and information
have not been independently verified, and any trade executed on the basis
of these information are taken at the investors' own risks. Investors
are advised to have sufficient knowledge and experience in financial and
business matters to evaluate the merits and risks of investing in any
of these Products, and should be able to bear the risks of an investment.
The information on this site were obtained from sources believe to be
reliable. iMarkets Ltd. makes no express or implied representations or
warranties concerning the completeness or accuracy or otherwise of these
information and accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any
loss or damage arising from these information.
The price and income of anyof the Products referenced in this site may
experience upward or downward movements, and may even become valueless.
There is an inherent risk that losses may be incurred rather than profit
made as a result of buying and selling these Products. Past performance
is not necessarily indicative of future performance.
The risk of loss in trading futures contracts or options can be substantial.
In some circumstances, you may sustain losses in excess of your initial
margin funds. Placing contingent orders, such as "stop-loss"
or "stop-limit" orders, will not necessarily achieve the desired
results. Market conditions may make it impossible to execute such orders.
You may be called upon at short notice to deposit additional margin funds.
If the required funds are not provided within the prescribed time, your
position may be liquidated. You will remain liable for any resulting deficit
in your account. You should therefore study and understand futures contracts
and options before you trade and carefully consider whether such trading
is suitable in the light of your own financial position and investment