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HKEX Derivatives Suite Reaches a New Milestone

As a world-leading service provider for the global investment community, MSCI’s equity indexes are tracked by more than US$13 trillion* of assets worldwide.  In a significant licensing agreement, HKEX plans to introduce 37 MSCI equity index futures and options contracts based on a suite of indexes on Asia and Emerging Markets**.  This collaboration further anchors HKEX and MSCI’s commitment to their long-term product development and innovation programme in the region. 

The new futures and options contracts will include different index types (Net Total Return/Price Return) and denominated across multiple currencies (USD, SGD, JPY).  Following the introduction of the derivative contracts, HKEX will have the broadest suite of MSCI derivatives products based in the Asian time-zone.

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Asia’s Derivative Hub

East Meets West

HKEX is uniquely located at the confluence of East and West serving a diverse global investment community.  The new derivatives suite will allow global investors convenient access to a wide range of Asia and Emerging Market exposure in a deep liquid market.

Product Innovations

Hong Kong is home to the world’s most liquid structured products market and boasts a diverse product range including ETF, Leveraged and Inverse Products, and futures and options.  Our collaboration with MSCI will provide access to a suite of new trading and risk management tools strengthening HKEX’s unique product ecosystem.

Trade Asia. In Asia

As the global markets leader in the Asian time-zone, Hong Kong offers an enhanced platform connecting Asia to the world, making it easier for global investors to react to market events and price movements in the Asian trading hours. 

 

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Launch Date: 3 August 2020

No. Contracts
No. Contracts
18. MSCI China Free (USD) Index Futures CFTC Certified 22. MSCI Philippines (USD) Index Futures _
19. MSCI India (USD) Index Futures CFTC Certified 23. MSCI Singapore Free Net Total Return (USD) Index Futures CFTC Certified
20. MSCI Malaysia (USD) Index Futures CFTC Certified 24. MSCI Thailand (USD) Index Futures CFTC Certified
21. MSCI New Zealand Net Total Return  (USD) Index Futures _ 25. MSCI Vietnam (USD) Index Futures _

Launch Date: 17 August 2020

No. Contracts
No. Contracts
26. MSCI EM ex China Net Total Return (USD) Index Futures CFTC Certified 30. MSCI EM EMEA Net Total Return (USD) Index Futures CFTC Certified
27. MSCI EM ex Korea Net Total Return (USD) Index Futures CFTC Certified 31. MSCI EM LatAm Net Total Return (USD) Index Futures CFTC Certified
28. MSCI EM Asia ex China Net Total Return (USD) Index Futures CFTC Certified 32. MSCI Pacific Net Total Return (USD) Index Futures CFTC Certified
29. MSCI EM Asia ex Korea Net Total Return (USD) Index Futures CFTC Certified 33. MSCI Pacific ex Japan Net Total Return (USD) Index Futures CFTC Certified

Subject to Regulatory Approval 
No. Contract Tentative Launch Date
34 MSCI Singapore Free (SGD) Index Futures+ 17 August 2020
35 MSCI Japan (JPY) Index Futures 17 August 2020
36 MSCI Japan Net Total Return (JPY) Index Futures 17 August 2020
37 MSCI Taiwan (USD) Index Options Q4 2020
 
+ Subject to final comment from the Monetary Authority of Singapore 
*Source: MSCI Inc. Assets under management (AUM) as of 31 Dec 2019. 

**Emerging countries include: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, 
Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and United Arab Emirates. 

Related Circulars
Introduction of MSCI Asia and Emerging Market Index Futures and Options Suite
        Introduction of MSCI Asia and Emerging Market Index Futures and Options Suite - Update
       HKFE obtains U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission certificates for 23 MSCI Asia and Emerging Markets Index Futures Contracts and updates on two MSCI Singapore Index Futures Contracts

 

 

 





 

 

 

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