Chinese investors could soon dominate Hong Kong's stock market, redefining how shares, especially small-caps, are traded and priced there.
Investors are paying more attention to Hong Kong's expensive new economy stocks instead of looking at the banks, says Noah Holdings's William Ma.
It is the world's biggest IPO since e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding went public in 2014 in a record $25 billion deal.
The bank is seeking to raise up to HK$63 billion ($8.1 billion), which would make it the world's biggest IPO this year.
MCM Partners' Ryan Roberts says there are concerns in the Chinese market, including the overheated housing market, valuations and capital controls.
Haitong Intl Securities Group's Kevin Leung reckons Wanda will go private for a while before relisting on the mainland exchange in a couple of years.
There are new structural changes that may eliminate the price differences between the A-share and H-share market, says BoComm Intl's Hao Hong.
Postal Savings Bank of China launched an IPO in Hong Kong worth up to $8.1 billion, with most of the deal covered by cornerstone investors.
Global confidence in U.S. markets is shaky, while the Fed is concerned about corporate spending, says Andrew Collier, MD at Orient Capital Research.
The Shenzhen Connect is likely to see an increase in northbound trading, says Ken Wong, Asia equity portfolio specialist at Eastspring Investments.
Hong Kong markets are trading too cheaply even though volumes have picked up, says Luk Fook Securities' Stephen Hui.
The SZ stock connect is one in a series of market reforms that are consistent in direction but inconsistent in pace, says JPMorgan AM's Michael Falcon.
The H-share market has had bouts of unprecedented volatility, so the control mechanism should ease that, says BoComm International's Hao Hong.
China plans to open its Shenzhen stock market for foreign investors, but it wasn't clear it would see more traffic than Shanghai's lackluster one.
Great Eagle's Lo Ka Shui explains that the two-tier regulatory system is best suited for Hong Kong's financial market.
The Shenzhen Composite has EPS growth at an estimated 20 percent annually for the next three years, says Bank Julius Baer's Mark Matthew.
Cedar Street Asset Management's Jonathan Brodsky says the Hong Kong-Shenzhen stock connect offers good opportunity for Chinese small-cap stocks.
Liquidnet's Lee Porter explains IEX's transition towards becoming a stock exchange and why it will be a success.
Oreana Private Wealth's Norman Chan expects Hong Kong-Shenzhen Stock Connect investors to be more speculative and focus on small to mid-cap companies.
It is questionable whether foreign investors want to buy Chinese shares, says Orient Capital Research's Andrew Collier.