Pension funds and other institutional investors in the country are exploring different options for coping with a potential jump in volatility in global markets.
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.
Listed options on China A-share ETFs have drawn interest from banks, institutional investors and market-makers looking to cash in on demand for China-related securities.
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.
New capital requirements, sustained low interest rates and falling commissions from derivatives trading have compelled the agency brokerage to readjust.
Ronald Arculli says Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing intends to introduce listed options that allow some degree of tailoring.
The investment management arm is talking to potential partners.
Will Shropshire joins from Deutsche Bank.
Asia CEO Frank Kusse gives FinanceAsia the low down on strategy, new hires and new deals in China and across the region.
ING Barings will transfer its futures and options team to United Overseas Bank, following an agreement between the two companies.
Hong Kong employers who are concerned about extra payment liabilities are only offering their employees low risk funds.