DFM plans to expand equity futures opportunities with the launch of three new contracts on 18 April 2021

New contracts include individual stocks of Aramex, Air Arabia and Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (DU)

Hassan Al Serkal

Hassan Al Serkal

  • Futures’ contracts attract active participation from trading members and market makers led by Al Ramz Capital and BH Mubasher
  • 184,345 contracts traded since launch with a value of AED 57 million

Dubai: The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) today announced that it is planning to launch new equity futures contracts on individual stocks of three leading listed companies including; Aramex, Air Arabia and Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (DU), on 18 April 2021, in line with its strategy to diversify investment opportunities.

Similar to the inaugural equity futures contracts launched on 18 October 2020 on stocks of five listed companies namely; Emaar Properties, Dubai Islamic Bank, Emirates NBD, Emaar Development and Emaar Malls, the new contracts will have tenures of 1, 2 and 3 months.

Commenting on this, Hassan Al Serkal, CEO of DFM said: “The planned new contracts are part of our plan to expand the range of contracts, creating new opportunities for investors. We are pleased with the growing interest from investors seeking to diversify and hedge their portfolios and access leverage in order to maximize their transactions and returns. The equity futures are also attracting increased number of licensed brokerage firms that are actively participating in trading activity and market making on the futures contracts.”

It is noteworthy that total value of trading on contracts of five leading listed companies reached AED 57 million with 184,345 contracts. This activity has been strongly supported by the active participation of trading members and market makers led by Al Ramz Capital and BH Mubasher Financial Services, as both has been the most active brokers on equity futures since the introduction of this new product.


About Dubai Financial Market: Dubai Financial Market (DFM) was established as a public institution with its own independent corporate body. DFM operates as a secondary market for the trading of securities issued by public shareholding companies, bonds issued by the Federal Government or any of the local Governments and public institutions in the country, units of investment funds and any other financial instruments, local or foreign, which are accepted by the market. The DFM commenced operations on March 26, 2000 and became the first Islamic Shari’a-compliant exchange globally since 2007. Following its initial public offering in November 2006, when DFM offered 1.6 billion shares, representing 20 per cent of its paid-up capital of AED 8 billion, DFM became a public joint stock company and its shares were listed on 7 March 2007 with the trading symbol (DFM). Following the IPO, the Government of Dubai retained the remaining 80 per cent of DFM Company through Borse Dubai Limited.www.dfm.ae 

Atef Fathy
Vice President – Head of Media & Public Relations

Dubai Financial Market
Tel: 04-3055334
Email: afathy@dfm.ae 

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