Asset owners are increasingly looking to derivatives amid regulatory changes and a low-yield environment, with forwards and Swaps being the most popular choices.
China's array of investment fund options is growing, with Man opening a quantitative strategy fund. Others will likely follow, as regulators seek to ease open investing options.
The firm's asset management arm is in Hong Kong to launch a HK dollar ETF tracking the HSI Futures Index and an ETF corresponding to the HSI Futures RMB Foreign exchange ETF.
China's securities regulator has approved Shanghai's first equity option, but the move is seen as conservative after more ambitious proposals were mooted in a consultation last month.
The Shanghai and HK bourses are reportedly in talks over an alternative to SGX China A50 Index Futures, possibly after Stock Connect. Expectation is CSI300 will be the benchmark index.
The Hong Kong exchange is working on plans to attract liquidity from commodity traders in China, leveraging on its acquisition of the London Metal Exchange in 2012.
CME Group is working with Chinese regulators to help more brokers trade derivatives overseas. This would enable mainland institutions to better hedge their commodity risks.
After being cleared to conduct over-the-counter equity derivatives, the securities firm seeks to target insurers initially. It sees room for growth in this area amid CSRC liberalisation.
New capital requirements, sustained low interest rates and falling commissions from derivatives trading have compelled the agency brokerage to readjust.
Seoul moves to improve liquidity around the local-currency yield curve.
The regulator releases an early draft of the proposed rules for Chinese mutual funds that want to invest in CSI 300 index futures.
The index provider is finally settling with the Shanghai Stock Exchange over an infringement lawsuit dating back to 2006.