Saudi Exchange Company Intentions to Launch Single Stock Options
The Saudi Exchange company announce its intention to launch Single Stock Options (SSOs) contracts on 27/11/2023 G corresponding to 13/5/1445 H, which will be cleared by the Securities Clearing Center Company “Muqassa”
SSOs will enable local and international investors to effectively hedge and manage portfolio risks as well as diversify products available for trading in the market.
SSOs contracts are standard options contracts with an individual stock as its underlying asset. Four underlying stocks have been selected from diversified companies listed on the Saudi Exchange, including Aramco, Al Rajhi Bank, STC, and Sabic. In the future, the Saudi Exchange company will expand to include additional companies.
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In a separate announcement, the Securities Clearing Center Company (Muqassa) and the Saudi Exchange Company announced the approval of the amended Clearing Procedures, the amended Cash Market Procedures and the amended Derivatives Exchange Trading and Membership Procedures in light of launching the Single Stock Options Product.
Detail as follows:
The Securities Clearing Centre Company (Muqassa) announces the issuance of the Capital Market Authority Board resolution number (1-69-2023) dated 27/01/1445H corresponding to 14/08/2023G approving to amend the name of “Clearing Procedures” to “Derivatives Clearing Procedures” as well as include paragraph number (1.2) to “Derivatives Clearing Procedures” and paragraph number (1.2) to “Cash Market Clearing Procedures”, it should be noted that the name and two paragraphs amendments shall be effective starting from its publishing date.
And the issuance of its Board of Directors resolution number (11, 12-2023) dated 06/08/1444H corresponding to 26/02/2023G approving the following:
In addition, the Saudi Exchange Company announces the issuance of its Board of Directors resolution number (13-2023) dated 06/08/1444H corresponding to 26/02/2023G approving the following:
• The amended Derivatives Trading and Membership Procedures (Click here).
The amendments to the Procedures aim to regulate the mechanism of trading and clearing Single Stock Options product. The launch of this product will further supports the prosperity of the Saudi Capital Market by creating diversified products, complemented by an effective hedging tools to manage risks.
It should be noted that the amended Procedures shall be effective on 27/11/2023G.