Published On: Thu, May 20th, 2010

HKFE Announces Revised Margins for Futures Contracts

Hong Kong Futures Exchange Limited (HKFE), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx), has announced that with effect from the commencement of trading on Tuesday, 25 May 2010, the minimum margins to be collected by an Exchange Participant from its clients in respect of their dealings in the following futures contract will be as outlined in the table below. The adjustments are based on the clearing company’s normal procedures and standard margining methodology.

Futures Contract

Margin Rate

Initial Margin
(HK$)

Maintenance Margin
(HK$)

H-shares Index

Full Rate

46,050

/lot

36,850

/lot

Spread Rate

13,850

/spread

11,100

/spread

Mini H-shares Index

Full Rate

9,210

/lot

7,370

/lot

Spread Rate

2,770

/spread

2,220

/spread

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