China is home to the fastest growing capital market in the world. London is the world’s most international exchange with more international companies than any other exchange. Linking these two markets presents a significant opportunity for both countries. The London Shanghai Stock Connect will connect these two markets in a unique and groundbreaking way through a two-way depository receipt programme. With a focus on the London Shanghai Stock Connect, Karen Northey, from the London Stock Exchange Group will explore the wider connection between the UK and Chinese capital markets and how this could develop into a growing and vibrant UK-China financial ecosystem.
About the speaker
Karen Northey joined the London Stock Exchange Group in January 2019 as Head of China within the International Markets Unit with responsibility for LSEG’s strategic projects in China including the London Shanghai Stock Connect. She joined LSEG from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority where she held a number of roles including leading the FCA’s international relations function and the asset management and funds policy team. Prior to the FCA, Karen spent several years at British Telecom both in London and Hong Kong with her most recent role being Global Head of Regulatory and Government Affairs. She holds a BA and LLB/JD from the University of Ottawa and an LLM from the London School of Economics and is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales and in Ontario, Canada.