Hong Kong – Consultation on Position Limit Reporting

Hong Kong – Consultation on Position Limit Reporting

On 2 June 2022, HKEX proposed to amend open position reporting.

  • HKEX proposed to amend position limits, large open position reporting requirements.
  • Follows HK SFC April 2022 proposed changes to position limit regime.

Position Limits

  • Add 2 tiers of 200k, 250k contracts to single stock option (SSO) position limit model.
  • Introduce a 5-tiered exchange-level position limit model for single stock futures (SSF).
  • The position limit for each tier will be 5k, 10k, 15k, 20k, 25k contracts, respectively.
  • Calculation of the contract-equivalent number will be subject to an additional liquidity threshold at 1.34% of the past 6 months’ turnover of the underlying stock.
  • The liquidity threshold could be revised from time to time by HKFE when necessary.
  • Mechanism to review SSF contract size for material changes due to corporate actions.

Flagship Minis

  • Remove additional position limits that apply only to futures and options of mini-Hang Seng index and mini-Hang Seng China enterprises index, known as the flagship minis.
  • Revise large open position reporting level of flagship minis from 2.5k to 500 contracts.


  • Consultation opens until 30 June 2022.