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.