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China Announces Types of Financial Derivatives Available for Foreign Investors

Thu, 25 Nov 2021
Categories: China Legal Trends

According to the official website of China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), the “Announcement on the Participation of Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors and RMB Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors in Financial Derivatives Transactions” (hereinafter “the Announcement”, 关于合格境外机构投资者和人民币合格境外机构投资者参与金融衍生品交易的公告) was jointly issued by CSRC, the People’s Bank of China and State Administration of Foreign Exchange on 15 Oct. 2021, and came into force on 1 Nov. 2021.

According to the Announcement, Qualified Foreign Investors (QFI) will be eligible to trade commodity futures, commodity options and stock index options.

Moreover, trades of stock index options are limited to transactions with hedging purposes.

The CSRC addressed the expanding QFI investment scope as an important step to further the reform of the onshore market and open up the domestic securities and futures market. Additionally, it would provide foreign investors with more hedging products and allocation tools.



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Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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