Nasdaq Dubai to launch futures on shares of ADNOC Distribution and Emaar Malls in further market expansion
- Market enables investors to take positions on share
price movements of the two companies
- Investors will be able to trade futures on 16
leading UAE-listed companies
Dubai, December 12, 2017 – Nasdaq Dubai will tomorrow launch futures on Abu Dhabi National Oil Company for Distribution (ADNOC Distribution) and Emaar Malls, to enable investors to take positions on movements in the share price of the two companies in coming months.
ADNOC Distribution, a leading operator of retail fuel service stations, is scheduled to list tomorrow on Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) following an initial public offering (IPO) that raised AED 3.1 billion. Emaar Malls listed on Dubai Financial Market (DFM) in October 2014 after raising AED 5.8 billion in its IPO.
The addition of the two prominent companies is the latest expansion of Nasdaq Dubai’s derivatives market, which from tomorrow will comprise single stock futures on 16 leading UAE-listed companies after opening with seven in September 2016. The derivatives market is attracting significant activity from investors, who make use of leverage to magnify the financial outcome of their trades.
SHUAA Capital will provide market-making services on ADNOC Distribution and Emaar Malls to facilitate liquidity, as it does on all Nasdaq Dubai single stock futures.
Hamed Ali, Chief Executive of Nasdaq Dubai, said: “With businesses in different industry sectors and listings on different exchanges, ADNOC Distribution and Emaar Malls further diversify the opportunitiesfor investors to hedge or take a position on our equity futures market, including making gains whether the value of the underlying share is falling or rising. We will maintain the expansion of our derivatives platform by adding further products based on UAE and other regional markets in coming months and years.”
In October 2017 Nasdaq Dubai announced agreements with MSCI, DFM and ADX under which the exchange will create futures on their equity indices. Launch dates will be announced soon. The index derivatives will be a first in the region and will attract further international and regional participation in Dubai’s capital markets.
Futures on Emaar Development were added last month when the company listed its shares on DFM following an IPO that raised AED 4.8 billion.
More than 2.9 million futures contracts have traded on Nasdaq Dubai’s derivatives market since it opened.