Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (0388) reported a 17 percent jump in interim net profit this year, bolstered by a surge in trading and stock listing fees.
And chief executive Charles Li Xiaojia said launching a new board will provide an option to the market.
He said the new board is necessary as Hong Kong should exert efforts to enhance its competitiveness and attract more companies with different share structures to go public. He said the bourse "will not provide a burden, but an option to the market."
HKEx said that it made a net profit of HK$3.49 billion in the first half of this year, up 17 percent from a year earlier, while revenue and other income rose 10 percent year-on-year to HK$6.2 billion.
The firm, which operates Hong Kong's bourse and which ranked as the world's No?1 IPO market in 2015 and 2016, attributed revenue growth mainly to an increase in net investment income to HK$466 million. It also cited as a contributor the one-off receipt of HK$55 million post liquidation interest from Lehman Brothers' liquidators.
HKEx has recommended an interim dividend of HK$2.55. Basic earnings per share were HK$2.86 in the first half.
Chairman Chow Chung-kong said the Hong Kong securities market saw active trading in the first half of the year, with an increase in average daily turnover of 13 percent from the same period last year. Meanwhile, the initial public offering market also posted a hefty 80 percent growth in the number of new listings, while funds raised rose 26 percent from a year earlier, said Chow.
HKEx said it will suspend the pilot five-year China's Ministry of Finance Treasury Bond scheme after the expiry of the December 2017 contract.
It said it will also consider launching new renminbi interest rate products at an appropriate time next year.
The Stock Connect schemes continued to gather momentum in the first half this year, partly attributable to the increasing trading volume on the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect which was launched late last year.
The total revenue and other income generated from Stock Connect schemes amounted to HK$162 million in the first half.