The most actively traded options contract in the world, the Kospi 200 index option, is located in Asia, yet other Asian countries still do not permit options trading. Why do some markets ban options while options trading in other markets flourish? What are the ingredients for a successful options market? What impact does introducing options have on the underlying market? What challenges are faced by exchanges, regulators, and other market participants as options are introduced?
Nicholas Ronalds, Director, UBS Securities LLC
Dr. Michael Gorham, Director, Center for Financial Markets, Stuart Graduate School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology
Sung Hee Hong, Director, Futures Market Division of Korea Exchange
R. Sundararaman, Senior Vice President, National Stock Exchange of India