HKEX boosts member credit risk monitoring

Hong Kong exchange’s several hundred clearing members pose complex default risk correlations, says chief risk officer

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HKEX has been using a ‘knowledge graph’ to monitor creditworthiness

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing’s new chief risk officer says monitoring the creditworthiness of its members is of importance, particularly given the exchange’s propensity to attract a large number of smaller clearing members.

Bipin Patel said its membership currently numbers between 700 and 850 – which is far more than many other exchanges in the region. By comparison, Japan has little more than 100 clearing members.

“We monitor connection and correlation between various counterparties,”

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