As the launch of the China’s first stock index futures (SIF) approaches with no exact date for its eventual introduction. The Chinese stock market has increased dramatically due to this expectation recently, especially the futures contracts related stocks have raised significantly which are good examples of this influence.
As the stock index futures is a new financial product, Chinese investors cannot help wondering whether the launch of the stock index future will have a positive or negative impact upon the underlying stock market. On the other hand, the new instruments which, will be followed by the introduction of other derivatives, will require broker-dealers to upgrade their systems and invest in new technology.
Therefore, it has become pertinent to investigate the opportunities and challenges this eagerly awaited derivative instrument has to offer to fund managers in the booming Chinese economy.