Trust companies are allowed to trade stock index futures

July 12, according to Shanghai Securities News, trust companies are finally got approved to trade contract of stock index futures. This also means that institutional investors in stock index futures add a new member. According to “trust companies participate in the stock index futures business guide” (“the Guidelines”), a trust company, directly or indirectly involved in stock index futures trading, should be approved by the China Banking Regulatory Commission to achieve qualification.

According to “Guide”, trust company’s inherent business shall not participate in stock index futures trading. Mass capital trust transaction can be involved in hedging and arbitrage trading. Single trust business can participate in hedging, arbitrage and speculation trading of stock index futures.


Translated and edited by Peng Bo. He is now an editor of Write to him at

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