Blackwell Global, a UK-based forex and CFDs brokerage, has secured two licences from the Hong Kong Security and Futures Commission (SFC) to offer securities and futures contracts to both Hong Kong and global investors.

The Type 1 and Type 2 licences will allow investors to access contracts across multiple asset classes, such as global stocks, options, and futures.

Blackwell Global director Michael Wu said: "We have attained the SFC licences during exciting financial times for the Hong Kong investment scene.

“Due to the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock-Connect launched early this month, Blackwell Global is also able to offer investors access to the world’s eighth-largest stock market – the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, with its capitalisation of $3.29 trillion, as listed by the World Federation of Exchanges. This is in addition to the Shanghai-Hong Kong connect scheme launched two years ago.”