To award exemplary performance, facilitate industry exchanges, and promote market development, China Financial Futures Exchange (CFFEX) recently organized the appraisal for outstanding institutions and individuals participating in China government bond (CGB) futures market for the year 2021. Af...
The 3rd China-Japan Capital Markets Forum was held online on September 7, 2022. Mr. FANG Xinghai, Vice Chairman of China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), Mr. Junichi NAKAJIMA, Commissioner of Japan Financial Services Agency (JFSA), and Mr. Mitsuhiro HASEGAWA, Chairman of Japan Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission (SESC) spoke at the Forum. Also attending the Forum were representatives of securities and futures regulators, exchanges and industry associations from the two countries, who engaged in in-depth discussions on the latest achievements of collaboration between the two countries’ capital markets, and how to enhance China-Japan capital market cooperation and strengthen the role of capital market in coping with the challenges of an aging society.
During the Forum, China Financial Futures Exchange (CFFEX) and Japan Exchange Group (JPX) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). According to the MoU, CFFEX and JPX will exchange information on their respective markets, carry out joint research on the derivatives market, and collaborate on investor education and outreach initiatives to facilitate the participation of Chinese and Japanese investors in each other’s derivatives markets.
MoU Signing by CFFEX CEO Huo Ruirong (left) and JPX CEO Akira Kiyota (right)
Huo Ruirong, CEO of CFFEX, said: “China-Japan capital market cooperation has been continuously advanced in recent years, as highlighted by the launch of the China-Japan ETF Connectivity three years ago. This lays down a solid foundation for further collaboration and cooperation between the Chinese and Japanese derivatives markets. The signing of this MoU will generate new opportunities for the two exchanges to pursue cooperation in the financial derivatives space.”
China Financial Futures Exchange Co. Ltd. (CFFEX), established with the approval of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China and the CSRC, is an incorporated exchange specializing in providing trading and clearing services for financial futures, options and other derivatives. On September 8, 2006, CFFEX was established in Shanghai by Shanghai Futures Exchange, Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange, Dalian Commodity Exchange, Shanghai Stock Exchange, and Shenzhen Stock Exchange. CFFEX currently offers 9 futures and options based on equity and interest rate underlyings, including the CSI 300, CSI 500, CSI 1000 and SSE 50 index futures, the CSI 300 and CSI 1000 index options, and the 2-, 5- and 10-year CGB futures.
About Japan Exchange Group
Japan Exchange Group, Inc. (JPX) was established via the business combination between Tokyo Stock Exchange Group and Osaka Securities Exchange on January 1, 2013.
JPX operates financial instruments exchange markets to provide market users with reliable venues for trading listed securities and derivatives instruments. In addition to providing market infrastructure and market data, JPX also provides clearing and settlement services through a central counterparty and conducts trading oversight to maintain the integrity of the markets. In the course of working together as an exchange group to offer a comprehensive range of services, we continue to make every effort to ensure reliable markets and create greater convenience for all market users.
On October 1, 2019, JPX expanded its business into commodity derivatives trading by acquiring Tokyo Commodity Exchange, Inc.
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—Building Closer Ties with Colleges and Universities for Greater Synergy in Financial Futures Market
On August 31, 2022, China Financial Futures Exchange (CFFEX) signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, aiming to strengthen collaboration with colleges and universities, raise awareness across the capital market ecosystem, and create a favorable climate of public opinion, thus promoting the healthy and stable development of the financial futures market. The signing ceremony was attended by Mr. Tu Guangshao, CPPCC member and Executive Director of SAIF, Mr. Zhu Qigui, Secretary of the CPC SAIF Committee, Mr. He Qingwen, Secretary of CPC CFFEX Committee and CFFEX Chairman, and Mr. Ye Chunhe, Deputy Secretary of the CPC CFFEX Committee and Chairman of CFFEX Supervisory Board.
“Signing of the strategic cooperation agreement marks closer collaboration between financial market infrastructures and financial academies,” said Mr. Tu. “SAIF, for over a decade, has registered great achievements in talent cultivation and faculty building. It has also set up a think tank for policy research to integrate into and serve the development of Shanghai international financial center. Seizing the opportunity of its Phase III development and capitalizing on its existing strength, SAIF has stepped up its efforts in education and research in such areas as green finance, digital finance, science and innovation finance, inclusive finance, etc. By designing cutting-edge curriculum, broadening training areas, and promoting think tank research, SAIF aims to better serve the development endeavors of Shanghai international financial center.”
Mr. Tu commented that the collaboration was of great significance for both CFFEX and SAIF. Leveraging its strength, SAIF will provide talent and intellectual support for the reform, innovation, and improvement of the financial futures market and for the development of CFFEX. Both parties are expected to advance the implementation of the agreement by enhancing resources sharing between the education bases and finding solutions to practical issues, thus contributing to serving national strategies and the development of Shanghai international financial center.
Mr. He pointed out that financial futures innovation and development would not be possible without continuous theoretical research and an empowering ecosystem. Further collaboration with colleges, universities and research institutes to offer professional insights on financial futures will help form synergy that is instrumental to CFFEX’s implementation of its new strategic plan and its high-quality development. The agreement will enhance collaboration between CFFEX and SAIF to generate new wisdom and momentum for CFFEX’s innovation-driven development.
At the signing ceremony, Mr. Ye Chunhe and Mr. Zhu Qigui, on behalf of CFFEX and SAIF respectively, signed the strategic cooperation agreement, under the witness of Mr. Tu Guangshao and Mr. He Qingwen.
Under the framework of the agreement, both parties will cement communication and exchanges, and strengthen all-round cooperation in academic research, think tank research, setup of the post-doctoral research center, and talent cultivation, so as to promote the high-quality development of financial futures market based on advanced researches, improved public education and heightened awareness on financial futures, thus contributing to the development of Shanghai international financial center and a modern capital market with Chinese characteristics.
China Financial Futures Exchange (CFFEX) released the Notice on Inviting Applications for 2022 Financial Futures Outstanding Member Analyst Teams, commencing its first ever selection of outstanding analyst teams. The event is open to all CFFEX members, who may compete for five awards in each of the two categories: equity index futures and options, and China government bond (CGB) futures. Applications are open from August 9, 2022. There will be two rounds of review and selection, and the final round will conclude in the fourth quarter of 2022.
The award winners will be selected based on their research capabilities, financial futures marketing and investor education initiatives, and use of financial futures to facilitate national economic development. The awards aim to raise public awareness of the role and functions of financial futures and, by sharing outstanding research works, to enhance research capability across the industry and empower members to better serve institutional investors and the real economy. In addition, follow-up training courses will be organized for analysts to further cultivate professionals in the financial futures industry.
For more details, please visit the CFFEX Participant Service Platform (Member Service System).
The year 2021 was a milestone for the CPC and for China. Over the year, under the leadership of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) and with the support of members, China Financial Futures Exchange (CFFEX) continued to uphold the Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and drew inspirations and strength from the Party’s century-long history to further the development of the financial futures market. In particular, CFFEX coordinated efforts for pandemic control and prevention, risk management and market development, continuously enhanced comprehensive quality management and operations maintenance with smart technologies, and proactively responded to risks and challenges. Through these efforts, CFFEX maintained a robust and well-functioning financial futures market and continued to make progress with its high-quality development.
To recognize members that have contributed to safe market operations, bolstered market functioning, fulfilled client management obligations, and promoted the financial futures market, CFFEX recently organized the appraisal for 2021 outstanding members. A total of 57 members received the Platinum Award, Gold Award, Risk Management Award, IT Management Award, Progress Award, and Market Promotion Award.
Embarking on a new journey in 2022, CFFEX will join hands with members to pursue progress while ensuring stability in the development of the financial futures market. CFFEX will continue to adapt to the new development stage, implement the new development philosophy, and contribute to the new development paradigm. In line with the CSRC’s policy of “system building, no intervention and zero tolerance” and the principle of “Four Awes” and “One Synergy”, CFFEX will further facilitate comprehensive capital market reform and register continuous progress in financial futures market development, thus contributing to a standardized, transparent, open, dynamic and resilient capital market, better serving high-quality economic development, and celebrating the upcoming 20th CPC National Congress with greater achievements.
China Financial Futures Exchange
January 19th, 2022