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Singapore Exchange to Launch 13 Asian Index Futures

14th August 2020 | Singapore

Singapore Exchange (SGX) is launching 13 Asian index futures in August and September 2020, providing investors access to 2 regional and 5 single country equity derivatives benchmark in Asia ex-Japan with 2 Index Futures by Net Total Return (NTR) index or Price Return index.

” Singapore Exchange (SGX) launches 13 Asian index futures”

 


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Net Total Return and Price Return

Investors are able to use 2 types of index futures: Net Total Return (NTR) and Price Return.  The 2 types of index futures are the SGX FTSE Equity Net Total Return (NTR) Index Futures and the SGX FTSE Equity Price Return Index Futures (USD).   

  • SGX FTSE Equity Net Total Return (NTR) Index Futures
  • SGX FTSE Equity Price Return Index Futures (USD)  

Of the 13 Asian index futures, 6 are calculated based on Net Total Return (NTR) and 7 are calculated based on Price Return.   

  • Net Total Return (NTR) – calculates the total return including income such as dividends.  
  • Price Return – calculates price movements (gains / losses), and excludes income such as dividends.

The index futures are calculated by FTSE Russell, a leading global provider of indexes with more than $15 trillion benchmarked to FTSE Russell Indexes.  FTSE Russell is 100% owned by the London Stock Exchange Group.

 

Singapore Exchange

 

2 Regional, 5 Single Country Index Futures

Hong Kong, Asia’s leading financial centre

The 2 regional index futures cover Asia ex-Japan and Emerging market Asia and the 5 single country index futures cover Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

 

1. SGX FTSE Equity Net Total Return (NTR) Index Futures

For SGX FTSE Equity Net Total Return (NTR) Index Futures, there are 2 regional index futures and 4 single country index futures calculated based on Net Total Return (NTR).  The index futures will be launched on 24/8/20.

  • 2 Regional Index Futures
  • 4 Single Country Index Futures
  1. SGX FTSE Asia ex-Japan NTR (USD) Index Futures*
  2. SGX FTSE Emerging Market Asia NTR (USD) Index Futures*
  3. SGX FTSE Malaysia NTR (USD) Index Futures*
  4. SGX FTSE Philippines NTR (USD) Index Futures
  5. SGX FTSE Taiwan NTR (USD) Index Futures
  6. SGX FTSE Thailand NTR (USD) Index Futures*

 

2. SGX FTSE Equity Price Return Index Futures (USD) 

For SGX FTSE Equity Price Return Index Futures (USD), there are 2 regional index futures and 5 single country index futures calculated based on Price Return.  The index futures are subject to final regulatory process for launch in mid-September 2020.

  • 2 Regional Index Futures
  • 5 Single Country Index Futures
  1. SGX FTSE Asia ex-Japan Index Futures*
  2. SGX FTSE Emerging Market Asia Index Futures*
  3. SGX FTSE Indonesia Index Futures
  4. SGX FTSE Malaysia Index Futures*
  5. SGX FTSE Philippines Index Futures
  6. SGX FTSE Thailand Index Futures*
  7. SGX FTSE Vietnam 30 Index Futures

Contracts* are expected to be certified by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), allowing US investors to trade the index directly from within the US. 

 

Singapore Exchange

 

Michael Syn, Head of Equities at SGX

“We are continually delivering innovative solutions to support the growth ambitions of our customers who seek a trusted exchange for access to Asia. The new contracts, derived from FTSE’s benchmark Global Equity Index Series (GEIS), are our next step in further developing and advancing SGX’s Asia-access waterfront.

We look forward to bringing investors even more asset-class opportunities within the pan-Asian capital structure, based on broad strategies, sectors and themes.”

 


About Singapore Exchange

Singapore Exchange

Singapore Exchange is Asia’s leading and trusted market infrastructure, operating equity, fixedincome, currencies and commodities markets to the highest regulatory standards. As Asia’s most international, multi-asset exchange, SGX provides listing, trading, clearing, settlement, depository and data services, with about 40% of listed companies and over 80% of listed bonds originating outside of Singapore.

SGX is the world’s most liquid international market for the benchmark equity indices of China, India, Japan and ASEAN and offers commodities and currency derivatives products. Headquartered in AAA- rated Singapore, SGX is globally recognised for its risk management and clearing capabilities.

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