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The best venue for every trade

Make the most of HSBC Global Equities which brings together our cash and derivatives trading, sales and distribution, structured equity capabilities and equities finance expertise. The continued development of our award-winning franchise supports our aim to deliver a global and successful Equities capability to our clients.


Cash equities

Take advantage of our global connections and strong research. HSBC's cash equities franchise operates from three primary trading hubs in London, New York and Hong Kong, plus emerging markets hubs in São Paulo and Dubai as well as a further 20 equity market dealing teams globally. In total, more than 600 sales, trading and research personnel located around the world fulfil the needs of the world's most sophisticated investors.

Through our network of 25 sales and trading locations, we offer access to over 120 cash equities markets, including direct access to most emerging and frontier markets. HSBC's presence in Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific enables us to give you first-class access to equities in these geographies.

As well as access to approximately 50,000 stocks through exchanges, we are well capitalised and hold a large inventory of stocks, enabling us to offer a consistent risk trading service to clients.

We have extensive trading capabilities in:

  • All local European and US indices, all Dow Jones, FTSE and sector indices
  • All major Asian indices and strong single stock market coverage
  • All major Eastern European indices
  • All major emerging market indices, MSCI indices and HSBC Middle East indices
  • 55 emerging countries' ADRs and GDRs commonly traded on vanilla and exotic
  • HSBC offers best execution in 105 developed and emerging equity markets
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Delta One and Equity Finance

We offer a comprehensive range of Delta One products on a wide variety of stocks and indices to provide market access. Our emerging markets trading capabilities offer access to key markets across the Middle East and Africa, Latin America and Asia (including China and India). We have over 20 currencies available for OTC and notes trading, and have a large inventory available. A broad range of products is offered, including swaps, contract for difference (CFDs), LEPOs, sector-linked products, listed and OTC dividend products, and market-making on futures and ETFs.

HSBC is an emerging markets secured financing specialist. Equity finance helps clients with long and short market access, treasury management, inventory optimisation, alpha generation and collateralised financing. We offer one of the strongest balance sheets in the industry, global coverage and competitive financing rates. Equity financing on a variety of underlyings, currencies, tenors and wrappers.

The extensive product suite of our Delta One and Equity Finance business is integrated into our Prime Finance platform, which provides consolidated reporting, portfolio margining, and a dedicated client services representative.

Equity derivatives

We provide a full suite of equity derivative products for clients ranging from institutions and corporations to hedge funds and central banks, via 200 sales and trading professionals working out of 9 hubs. Get products ranging from vanilla to more complex solutions, including OTC and listed options strategies, and a range of variance-linked solutions.

We have a leading structured products platform.

Get futures trading across all time zones, and 24-hour desks in Hong Kong and Chicago. Our convertible bond sales and trading desk offers consistent capital commitment for clients in the secondary market. Our team is focused on providing liquidity to clients rather than proprietary trading. We offer execution on 100 per cent of the convertible bonds in Europe and Asia ex-Japan.


Recent awards won by Global Equities include:

  • Winner: Borrower of the Year – Emerging Markets – GSL, The Securities Lending Awards 2011
  • Global Retail Structured Products – Winner: Quality Leader; Share Leader, No.2 in market share – Greenwich Associates 2010
  • US Retail Structured Products – Winner: Quality Leader; Share Leader, No.1 in market share – Greenwich Associates 2010
  • Asian Retail Structured Products – Winner: Quality Leader; Share Leader, No.3 in market share – Greenwich Associates 2010
  • Best Equity House in Hong Kong – FinanceAsia Country Awards for Achievement 2010
  • No.5 Pan-European Brokerage Firm for European Small and Mid Caps (up from No.11 in 2010) – Extel Survey 2011
  • No.6 Pan-European Brokerage Firm for Emerging EMEA (up from No.12 in 2010) – Extel Survey 2011
  • No.7 Pan-European Brokerage Firm for Equity Sales – Extel Survey 2011
  • Securitised Products Issuer of the Year: Börse Online 2010
  • No.1 for Quality of Issuer, No.1 for Reverse Convertibles, No.1 for Innovation: Zertifikate Awards 2010