Hong Kong regulator approves new synthetic ETFs

Marco Montanari, Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank and Enhanced Investment Products (EIP) became the first providers to win approval from the Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) to launch synthetic ETFs, since the regulator announced tougher collateral requirements for the asset class in August 2011.

The SFC has approved a total of 13 new synthetic ETFs, six for Deutsche and seven for EIP – the first regulatory approval since it brought in requirements that each domestic synthetic ETF should have at least 100% colla

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