Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) overview

Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE), established on 1st December, 1990, is a self-regulated legal entity under the supervision of China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC). It also organizes, supervises securities trading and performs duties prescribed by laws, regulations, rules and policies. Its main functions include providing the venue and facilities for securities trading, formulating operational rules, receiving listing applications and arranging securities listing, organizing and supervising securities trading, supervising members; regulating listed companies, managing and disseminating market information and other functions as approved by the CSRC.

SZSE is committed to developing China’s multi-tiered capital market system, serving national economic development and transformation and supporting the national strategy of independent innovation. The SME Board was launched in May 2004. The ChiNext market was inaugurated in October 2009. Thus SZSE has basically put in place a framework of multi-tiered capital market comprising the Main Board, SME Board, and the ChiNext market. SZSE’s products cover equities, mutual funds and bonds. The product lines include A-shares, B-shares, indices, mutual funds (including ETFs and LOFs), fixed income products (including SME collective bonds and asset-backed securities), and diversified derivative financial products (including warrants and repurchases). SZSE plays an increasingly important role in supporting the real economy and transforming the nation’s economic growth model.

Since 2000, SZSE has taken an active part in international securities organizations. SZSE is a member of both the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) and the Asian and Oceanian Stock Exchanges Federation (AOSEF). It is also an affiliate member of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).

As of 31st December 2015, the SZSE recorded 1746 of listed companies, 23.61 trillion yuan (USD 3.64 trillion) of market capitalization, 122.50 trillion yuan (USD 18.87 trillion) of total turnover, and the Shenzhen Component Index rose 9.93% in 2015. There are 476 of listed funds, 1448 of listed bonds and 53 of asset-back securities products. Since Shenzhen Stock Exchange launched the first index in 1991, it released over 350 indices covering the stock, bond, fund, foreign exchange market and cross many other asset classes. Among those many indices, SZSE Component index, SZSE 100 index, SME index and ChiNext are accepted as the Benchmark indices of Shenzhen market. By the end of 2015, there are 77 index fund products tracking SZSE indices. The total value of the assets is over 81.5 billion yuan (USD 12.55 billion).

Shenzhen Securities Information Co., Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Shenzhen Stock Exchange which provides all research and development work, daily operation and marketing of SZSE index. In addition to traditional index service, SZSE also provides services for bond valuation, industry classification for listed company, industry and sector Price-earnings ratio calculation and many other data services. 

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