Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is pleased to welcome the introduction of the latest batch of futures contracts as part of its new index licensing agreement with MSCI Inc. to develop HKEX`s derivatives suite. Charles Li, Chief Executive, HKEX, said: “This is very exciting news for Hong Kong and HKEX. As a global leader in the Asian time zone and because of our unique role in connecting markets and investors around the world, we are very pleased to announce today this important agreement with MSCI. To promote our markets with increased liquidity, this builds on our stated strategy and our commitment for 2019 to introduce MSCI China A Index-Futures to Hong Kong. This is a time when Hong Kong`s derivatives market is growing stronger and is another important development to strengthen the breadth, depth and attractiveness of Hong Kong`s dynamic financial markets. In May 2020, HKEX signed a major agreement with MSCI to license a series of MSCI indices in Asia and Emerging Markets for the introduction of derivatives contracts in Hong Kong. In May 2020, HKEX signed a 10-year licensing agreement with MSCI to license a series of MSCI indices in Asia and Emerging Markets for the introduction of 37 futures and options contracts in Hong Kong. The agreement expands the existing partnership between the two companies and enshrines HKEX and MSCI`s commitment to a long-term product development and innovation agenda in the region. As the leading provider of services to the global investment community, MSCI`s stock indexes are followed by more than $13 trillion in assets worldwide. In a major licensing agreement, HKEX provides for the introduction of 37 MSCI stock index futures and options based on a series of indices on Asia and denemerging markets. This cooperation enshrines the commitment of HKEX and MSCI to their long-term product development and innovation program in the region.

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is pleased to announce today, that its wholly owned subsidiary, Hong Kong Futures Exchange Limited, has signed a major licensing agreement with MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, to authorize a series of MSCI indices in Asia and Emerging Markets for the introduction of futures and options in Hong Kong. This agreement will significantly expand HKEX`s existing relationship with MSCI following the successful introduction of MSCI Asia Ex-Japan Index Futures and the joint announcement of MSCI China A Index Futures last year. This agreement enshrines HKEX and MSCI`s commitment to the global business community and its long-term product development and innovation agenda in the region. HONG KONG, July 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is pleased to welcome today (Monday) the introduction of the first futures contracts under the new index licensing agreement with MSCI Inc. announced on May 27, 2020.