Bucking the trend: Derivatives market liberalisation in China

Bucking the trend

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In international markets, insurance companies and securities companies have been important players in the over-the-counter derivative sector for a while – but not in China. Financial derivatives have been viewed primarily as banking products since they first appeared in China. Banks have not only used OTC derivatives to hedge their own assets or liabilities but also provided hedging products to corporates and sold a variety of structured wealth management products to individual investor

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