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FTSE Russell partners with Singapore Exchange to develop ETF market

George Geddes

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FTSE Russell has completed a long-term strategic partnership with Singapore Exchange (SGX).

The partnership will initially focus on developing a broad index derivatives offering on Asian and emerging markets single country and regional equity derivatives.

Furthermore, it will also focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) and listed real estate index derivatives.

In tandem with these goals, both firms will look to develop the ETF market locally as well as opportunities across index, data and analytics businesses.

The partnership is a development on FTSE Russell’s already existing offering on SGX which includes index futures on the FTSE China A50 index as well as the FTSE Taiwan index futures based on the FTSE Taiwan RIC Capped index which launched in July.

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Waqas Samad (pictured), CEO of FTSE Russell and group director of information services at the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), commented: “This new strategic partnership will help support growing client and investment demand across Asia for access to index-based listed futures and options markets as well as ETFs.

“We are committed to working with our exchange partners around the world in developing the risk management markets that help global investors efficiently manage their investment process.”

In January, SGX acquired index provider Scientific Beta for €186m.

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