- The inclusion of China-A shares into the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, allowing global investors to invest directly in Chinese mainland equities
- Bond Connect, which allows foreign investors broader access to China's local bond markets,
- China's decision last year to grant U.S. institutional investors the world's 2 nd largest quota to make qualified renminbi (RMB) investments under the RQFII program,
- The approval in June for HSBC to establish the first-ever Chinese securities firm that's majority owned by a foreign bank - the HSBC Qianhai Securities Limited.
Burke's co-host was David Liao, Chief Executive of HSBC China. Burke and Liao are partners in providing financial services to HSBC clients on both sides of the US-China corridor."With the transformation of the Chinese economy, its services sector will present attractive opportunities for US investors. There will be plenty of new avenues for cooperation - in capital markets, in technology and innovation, in retail and consumption," said Liao. "With our position as China's leading foreign bank, with more than 150 years of experience in the country, HSBC is uniquely positioned to help businesses and investors achieve their ambitions in China." Burke and Liao's remarks from the China Forum in New York are available on the HSBC in the USA website. Notes to editors: HSBC Bank USA, National Association (HSBC Bank USA, N.A.), with total assets of US$191.9bn as of 30 June 2017 (US GAAP), serves customers through retail banking and wealth management, commercial banking, private banking, asset management, and global banking and markets segments. It operates 229 bank branches throughout the United States. There are 146 in New York as well as branches in: California; Connecticut; Delaware; Washington, D.C.; Florida; Maryland; New Jersey; Pennsylvania; Virginia; and Washington. HSBC Bank USA, N.A. is the principal subsidiary of HSBC USA Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of HSBC North America Holdings Inc. HSBC Bank USA, N.A. is a Member of the FDIC. HSBC Holdings plc, the parent company of the HSBC Group, is headquartered in London. The Group serves customers worldwide from around 3,900 offices in 67 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, North and Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa. With assets of US$2,492bn at 30 June 2017, HSBC is one of the world's largest banking and financial services organizations.