As previously announced on 5 April 2019 (via notice 0314.19.04) and 17 April 2019 (via notice 0365.19.04) ASX will launch a new equity futures contract over the S&P/ASX 200 Gross Total Return index [ASX Code: AT].
The S&P/ASX 200 Gross Total Return index futures will commence trading on 3 June 2019 with a pre-open at 9:40am and open at 9:50am. Initially, the first available quarter will be the September 2019 contract [ASX Code: ATU9]. This will be extended to six contract quarter months from 5:00pm 20 June 2019 (trade date 21 June 2019).
Participants are advised that changes have been made to the ASX 24 Operating Rules to accommodate the new S&P/ASX 200 Gross Total Return futures contract. The rule changes can be found as an attachment to this notice.
Details on the Contract Specifications can be found here.
Participants and vendors should make the appropriate plans to be ready for the new S&P/ASX 200 Gross Total Return index futures by Monday 3 June 2019.
Gregory Pill – Manager, Equity Derivatives