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HKEX Enhances Product Offering with Ant Debut

Products
02 Nov 2020

  • Ant Futures and Options to be introduced on 5 November
  • HKEX informed issuers they can list derivative warrants on Ant shares when the shares debut on HKEX’s securities market
  • Ant shares to be included in Designated Securities Eligible for Short Selling on 5 November

 

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is pleased to announce today (Monday) that it will offer investors more options on Ant Group Co Ltd (Ant, stock code: 6688) shares on the debut date (5 November 2020).

The following products with Ant shares as the underlying asset will be available in HKEX markets:

1.   Ant Futures and Options

Ant Futures and Options will be introduced on 5 November 2020, subject to the listing of the Ant shares at HKEX on that date.

Selected Details of Ant Futures and Options

Contract Multiplier (Futures) /

Contract Size (Options) (Shares)

Stock Futures Contract Months Available for Trading on 5 November 2020

Stock Options Contract Months Available for Trading on 5 November 2020

1,000

2020: Nov, Dec

2021: Jan, Mar, Jun

2020: Nov, Dec

2021: Jan, Feb, Mar, Jun, Sep

 

For further details, please see the Futures and Options circulars and the Product section of the HKEX website. 

2.    Listing of Ant Derivative Warrants

HKEX informed issuers they can list derivative warrants on Ant shares when the shares debut on HKEX’s securities market.

Please refer to the issuers’ announcements for further details of the warrants.

Inclusion of Ant Shares in Designated Securities for Short Selling

Ant shares will also be included in HKEX’s designated securities eligible for short selling on 

5 November 2020, subject to the listing of the Ant shares at HKEX on that date.

For details of short selling at HKEX, please see the Services section of the HKEX website.

  

About HKEX

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is one of the world’s major exchange groups, and operates a range of equity, commodity, fixed income and currency markets.  HKEX is the world’s leading IPO market and as Hong Kong’s only securities and derivatives exchange and sole operator of its clearing houses, it is uniquely placed to offer regional and international investors access to Asia’s most vibrant markets.

HKEX is also the global leader in metals trading, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, The London Metal Exchange (LME) and LME Clear Limited.  This commodity franchise was further enhanced with the launch of Qianhai Mercantile Exchange (QME), in China, in 2018.

HKEX launched the pioneering Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect programme in 2014, further expanded with the launch of Shenzhen Connect in 2016, and the launch of Bond Connect in 2017.

www.hkexgroup.com

 

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Updated 02 Nov 2020