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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:  20 July 2020 

No. Contracts No. Contracts
11 MSCI Emerging Markets (USD) Index Futures 15 MSCI Philippines Net Total Return (USD) Index Futures
12 MSCI Emerging Markets Net Total Return (USD) Index Futures 16 MSCI Singapore Net Total Return (USD) Index Futures+
13 MSCI Hong Kong Net Total Return (USD) Index Futures 17 MSCI Vietnam Net Total Return (USD) Index Futures
 14 MSCI Indonesia Index (USD) Futures    

Launch Date: 3 August 2020

No. Contracts No. Contracts
18 MSCI China Free (USD) Index Futures 22 MSCI Philippines (USD) Index Futures
19 MSCI India (USD) Index Futures 23 MSCI Singapore Free Net Total Return (USD) Index Futures+
20 MSCI Malaysia (USD) Index Futures 24 MSCI Thailand (USD) Index Futures
 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 30 MSCI EM EMEA Net Total Return (USD) Index Futures
27 MSCI EM ex Korea Net Total Return (USD) Index Futures 31 MSCI EM LatAm Net Total Return (USD) Index Futures
28 MSCI EM Asia ex China Net Total Return (USD) Index Futures 32 MSCI Pacific Net Total Return (USD) Index Futures
 29  MSCI EM Asia ex Korea Net Total Return (USD) Index Futures  33  MSCI Pacific ex Japan Net Total Return (USD) Index Futures
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
 
please refer to HKEX 's circular (MKS/EQD/17/20) for details.
+ 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. 






 

 

 

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