Eligible Exchange Participants 

Readiness Test for London Metal Mini Futures and API 8 Thermal Coal Futures

In order to facilitate Participants to verify their trading and clearing activities as well as associated operations in handling the Asia Commodities products (see press release dated 22 April 2014), HKEx conducted two Readiness Tests on Saturday 27 September and 8 November 2014 respectively (Reference is made to the circulars (ref: ACD/004/14 dated 29 August 2014 and ACD/005/14 dated 22 October 2014)).

Only the Participants who complete all related system tests for trading and clearing systems as prescribed by the Exchange, including certification and Readiness Tests, and have completed the setup of prescribed bank accounts are allowed to trade Asia Commodities Futures contracts upon launch.

72 Participants successfully completed the Readiness Test for both Trading and Clearing and have RMB and / or USD settlement bank accounts set up with HKCC. These Participants1 include: 

 

 

Name

Settlement bank accounts set up with HKCC

RMB (for London Metal Mini Futures)

USD (for API 8 Thermal Coal Futures)

1

ABN AMRO Clearing Hong Kong Ltd

Yes

Yes

2

ASA Securities Ltd

Yes

Yes

3

BOCOM International Securities Ltd

Yes

Yes

4

Bright Smart Futures & Commodities Co. Ltd

Yes

Yes

5

CCB International Securities Ltd

Yes

Yes

6

Celestial Commodities Ltd

Yes

Yes

7

CES Capital International (Hong Kong) Co Ltd

Yes

Yes

8

Changjiang Futures (HK) Ltd

Yes

Yes

9

Chief Commodities Ltd

Yes

Yes

10

China Everbright Forex & Futures (HK) Ltd

Yes

Yes

11

China Galaxy International Futures (Hong Kong) Co Ltd

Yes

Yes

12

China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Futures Ltd

Yes

Yes

13

China Investment Securities International Futures Limited

Yes

Yes

14

Chow Sang Sang Futures Ltd

Yes

Yes

15

Cinda International Futures Ltd

Yes

Yes

16

CITIC Securities Futures (HK) Ltd

Yes

Yes

17

Citigroup Global Markets Asia Ltd

Yes

Yes

18

Core Pacific-Yamaichi Futures (HK) Ltd

Yes

Yes

19

CSC Futures (HK) Ltd

Yes

Yes

20

FP Sino-Rich Securities & Futures Ltd

Yes

Yes

21

Fulbright Futures Ltd

Yes

Yes

22

GF Futures (Hong Kong) Co., Limited

Yes

Yes

23

Glory Sky Global Markets Ltd

Yes

Yes

24

Grand Investment (Futures) Ltd

Yes

Yes

25

Guoyuan Futures (Hong Kong) Ltd

No

Yes

26

Haitong International Futures Ltd

Yes

Yes

27

HSBC Broking Futures (Hong Kong) Limited

Yes

Yes

28

I-Access Investors Ltd

Yes

Yes

29

iSTAR International Futures Co Ltd

Yes

Yes

30

KGI Futures (Hong Kong) Limited

Yes

Yes

31

Kim Eng Futures (Hong Kong) Ltd

Yes

Yes

32

Kingsway Financial Services Group Ltd

Yes

Yes

33

Marigold International Securities Ltd

Yes

Yes

34

Merrill Lynch Far East Ltd

Yes

Yes

35

Nanhua Futures (Hong Kong) Co., Limited

Yes

Yes

36

Newedge Financial Hong Kong Ltd

Yes

Yes

37

Orient Futures (Hong Kong) Ltd

Yes

Yes

38

Qilu International Futures Ltd

Yes

Yes

39

Shenyin Wanguo Futures (HK) Ltd

Yes

Yes

40

South China Commodities Ltd

Yes

Yes

41

Tung Shing Futures (Brokers) Limited

Yes

Yes

42

Wing Fung Futures Ltd

Yes

Yes

43

Yue Xiu Futures Co Ltd

Yes

Yes

[1]Participants refer to Participants of HKFE and HKCC. These Participants successfully completed the Readiness Test held by HKEx either on 27 September 2014 or 8 November 2014 and confirmed their readiness for trading and clearing transactions in Asian Commodities Futures, and authorised HKEx and its subsidiaries to publish their confirmation information on the HKEx website or via other channels for public information. 

Investors should consult their own brokers to see if they could provide trading access to London Metal Mini Futures and API 8 Thermal Coal Futures.