Q&A: Bursa Malaysia looks to develop domestic equity derivatives

Chong Kim Seng, CEO of the exchange's derivatives arm, explains why growth has been slower than expected

Chong Kim Seng
Chong Kim Seng, Bursa Malaysia Derivatives

Why have Malaysian stock index futures not really taken off as many people would have hoped?

Chong Kim Seng: The Malaysian stock index futures instrument is designed to support the price risk management of exposures to the underlying Malaysian stock market. Our underlying stock market is well acknowledged as a defensive marketplace.

The principal strategy observed has been one of buy-and-hold and less of a trading strategy. As a result, the market velocity and price volatility are lower than in

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