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HKFE Announces Revised Margins for H-shares Index Futures Contract

Market Operations
10 Dec 2003

Hong Kong Futures Exchange
(A wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited)

HKFE Announces Revised Margins for H-shares Index Futures Contract

Hong Kong Futures Exchange Limited (HKFE), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx), announced that with effect from the commencement of trading on Friday, 12 December 2003, the minimum margins to be collected by an Exchange Participant from its clients in respect of their dealings in the following futures contract will be as outlined in the table below. The adjustments are based on the clearing company's normal procedures and standard margining methodology. 

For the current margins, please refer to the HKEx website ( http://www.hkex.com.hk) and see Trading Information - Futures & Options in the Derivatives Market section.

Futures Contract Margin Rate Initial Margin
(HK$)
Maintenance Margin
(HK$)
H-shares Index Futures Full Rate 17,925 per lot 14,340 per lot
Spread Rate 2,688 /lot/side 2,150.4 /lot/side

HKFE emphasised that the above are minimum rates and Exchange Participants should set their margin requirements according to their clients' individual circumstances.

Updated 10 Dec 2003

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