Hong Kong warrant market players bullish about 2015

Dealers are predicting up to a 50% spike in business next year

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After a period of low volatility and a sustained pattern of banks exiting the Hong Kong warrants market, dealers are bullish that 2015 could see issuance increase by as much as 50% driven by increased liquidity after the launch of the Hong Kong-Shanghai stock connect.

As many as 29 banks have issued warrants on the Hong Kong market since 2005 but the exit of Barclays, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Rabobank from the sector last year brought the number of active players down to 14. However, th

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