• Bond Connect

    Bond Connect enables investors in Mainland China and overseas to trade bonds in each other’s markets, through connection between the financial infrastructure institutions of Mainland China and Hong Kong, in respect of trading, custody and settlement. Northbound Trading which allows overseas investors to invest in the China Interbank Bond Market (CIBM) began trading on 3 July, 2017. Eligible investors are now able to discover prices, submit orders and trade permissible onshore debt instruments.

    The Tradeweb Trading Link

    Tradeweb Markets is the only offshore trading platform to connect with China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS), becoming the main trading interface for offshore investors to access Bond Connect. Eligible overseas institutional investors are able to trade directly with Mainland Chinese liquidity providers in the CFETS market by utilizing Tradeweb’s user interface to connect to the CFETS trading system. Via our fully disclosed request-for-quote (RFQ) system, investors are able to send requests to the market for all CIBM cash bonds, removing the need to execute though an agent bank. Furthermore, investors benefit from an improved settlement process, where they can use global custodians to settle thanks to the nominee holding arrangement provided by HKMA’s Central Moneymarkets Unit (CMU). 

    Tradeweb’s crucial trading link offers an easier and more convenient way of accessing onshore liquidity providers, and allows for greater pre-trade price transparency.  



    Trading Hours

    Trading hours of Bond Connect are 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. China Standard Time (CST).

    Liquidity Providers                      

    Click here to view our list of participating dealers for Bond Connect.


    Click here to view our on demand webinar: Accessing the Chinese Bond Market

    Click here to download the Bond Connect Q&A.

    Click here to visit the Bond Connect Website

    Click here to view the press release 'Tradeweb Markets to Provide the First Offshore Electronic Bond Trading Platform in the Establishment of Bond Connect'

    Click here to view the press release 'First Fully Electronic China Bond Connect Trades Executed through Tradeweb'.

    To register for Bond Connect, please contact your Tradeweb salesperson or email


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