Naming Conventions of Stock Short Name and Stock Code Allocation Plan for Derivative Warrants 
01/02/2012 
 

Note: The following naming conventions are applicable in most cases but are not exclusive for all circumstances.

 

Naming Conventions of Derivative Warrants (DWs)   

Z

Z

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

@

E

C

Y

Y

M

M

A

 Or

Z

Z

-

Q

Q

Q

Q

@

E

C

Y

Y

M

M

A

 Or (traded in Renminbi)

Z

Z

Q

Q

Q

Q

@

E

C

Y

Y

M

M

A

 

  ZZ

Issuer's short name

Q

Up to 5 characters representing name of the underlying asset

@

@ = Cash settlement ; * = Physical delivery

E

E = European ; R = Regional warrants ; X = Exotic (non-traditional) ; No Character = American

C

C = Call ; P = Put ;  No Character = non Call or Put

YYMM

Expiry year and month

A

Serial number for additional issues by the same issuer on same underlying asset with same expiry year and month (A, B, C ...)

Indicator for DWs traded in Renminbi (RMB)

Note:

The above naming convention for DWs comes into effect on 27 Feb 2012.  The stock short name of DWs launched before 27
Feb 2012 will remain unchanged.  There is no serial number assigned to the first issue of DWs launched before 27 Feb 2012
(i.e. ZZ-QQQQQ@ECYYMM).

 

Current Stock Code Allocation Plan for DWs

Stock codes

 

To be allocated for new listing of

Ranges

Sub-ranges

10000-29999

 

Derivative Warrants (DWs)

10000-10999

DW with underlying assets listed outside Hong Kong, basket warrants and exotic warrants

80000-89999

 

Products traded in Renminbi

89000-89999

Derivative Warrants (DWs)