HKEX eyes options contracts on MSCI A-shares index

Warrant issuers could benefit from roll-out of additional hedging instruments

Hong Kong’s Exchange Square
Hong Kong’s Exchange Square

The Hong Kong Exchange is looking to launch options on the MSCI China A50 index, in a move that could round out its derivatives offering on the index and help boost its warrants product.

“The market would certainly like to see a vega product or options,” Kevin Rideout, co-head of sales and marketing at HKEX, tells “We’ve heard that and we will continue to discuss that with our partners in China and with our regulators.”

HKEX launched its MSCI China A50 futures contracts in October

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