Nasdaq Dubai celebrates Integrated Securities being the most active broker on its equity futures market
· Company’s market share has increased to 63% of traded value in last three months
Dubai, UAE; November 26, 2018 – Integrated Securities, SHUAA Capital psc.’s securities brokerage arm, and one of the UAE’s most prominent institutions, has today been recognised by Nasdaq Dubai as its most active equity futures broker in 2018.
Integrated Securities has been the market’s leading futures broker by both traded value and volume so far this year, with a 32.5% and 44.5% share respectively, excluding market makers. For the latest three-month period from August to October, its share has increased to 63% of value and 79% of volume.
A bell-ringing ceremony was held earlier today at Nasdaq Dubai’s new headquarters, where Mustafa Kheriba, Chairman of Integrated Securities, rang the market-opening bell to celebrate the firm’s market leadership.
Mustafa Kheriba, Chairman of Integrated Securities, said: “Integrated Securities is delighted to be driving investor access to Nasdaq Dubai’s expanding equity derivatives market, which offers unique tools to access the region’s capital markets. Derivatives represent a significant and attractive market for our institutional and individual clients and we will continue to leverage our expertise to expand our presence in this highly attractive market as part of our strategy for growth.”
Nasdaq Dubai’s derivatives market enables investors to make gains whether share prices are rising or falling, make use of leverage, and protect their existing equity positions through hedging.
Hamed Ali, Chief Executive of Nasdaq Dubai, said: “Integrated Securities’ deep understanding of the benefits of equity derivatives has played a key role in bringing these instruments to a wide range of participants. We will increase our collaboration with the company as we add new types of contract to the market including futures and options based on equities and equity indices in the UAE, the GCC and wider region.”
Ayman Hamed, General Manager of Integrated Securities, said:“Integrated Securities has been leading the way in helping clients to understand and benefit from trading in Nasdaq Dubai futures. Using our insights and capabilities, we are successfully supporting our clients’ trading in long and short strategies on some of the UAE’s leading companies as well as equity indices. The increase in value to 63% reflects the strength of our offering and we are excited about the ongoing growth potential of this market.”
Nasdaq Dubai’s equity derivatives market opened in 2016 and currently comprises contracts of one, two and three months on single stock futures on 17 leading UAE-listed companies including DP World, Emaar Properties and First Abu Dhabi Bank. Futures on Dubai Financial Market’s DFMGI index and Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange’s ADI index are also traded on the market.