SGX Introduces RMB FX Futures

Singapore Exchange (SGX) will introduce a new set of Asian currency futures to expand its current suite of foreign exchange (FX) futures in the third quarter of 2014, subject to regulatory approval. The new Asian FX suite includes currency futures contracts on Chinese renminbi (RMB), Japanese yen and Thai baht follows closely after the initial launch of six FX futures contracts in November 2013, which have seen over US$1 billion in notional value traded in the four months since it began trading.

SGX’s introduction of Asian FX futures is in line with global G20 regulatory reforms where all standardised OTC derivative contracts should be traded on exchanges or electronic platforms, where appropriate, and cleared through central counterparts. The trading of FX derivatives on a regulated exchange platform will promote greater transparency, and better serve investment and risk management needs in the Asian time zone.