I. Structured deposit
Structured deposits are an investment tool provided by BOCOM offering customers the security of principal protection and the potential to earn higher returns. Most fundamentally, it is a foreign-currency time deposit, which is linked to interest rate and currency rate fluctuations or the credit ratings of certain entities to leverage opportunities for higher returns.
II. Forex bond trading and custody
Forex bond trading and custody services are provided by BOCOM to the customers in accord with the contract signed between them, whereby BOCOM will trade in bonds and take custody of them on behalf of the customers, who will, with reference to the market conditions, decide whether to hold the bonds until maturity date, or sell them in advance.
III. Forward Rate Agreement (FRA)
FRA is an agreement signed between BOCOM and its customers to determine the interest rate for a certain future period. Put simply, it is an obligation to pay or receive at the interest rate as agreed, regardless of future interest rate movements.
IV. Interest rate swap
Interest rate swap is the mutual exchange of assets or liabilities, in different forms of interest rates under the same type of foreign currency, between BOCOM and its customers in a stipulated period of time.
V. Forward forex transaction
Forward forex transaction is a foreign currency transaction conducted between BOCOM and its customers, on an agreed future date at an agreed exchange rate.
VI. Forex option
Forex option trading is a trading of rights. The option buyer has the right to buy from or sell to the option seller an agreed amount of foreign currency at an agreed exchange rate at a certain period in the future; yet the buyer of the option also retains the right not to execute the above-mentioned trading agreement. To acquire the above-mentioned rights, the option buyer is obliged to pay a certain amount of fee -- option premium -- to the option seller. Through payment of the option premium, the buyer acquires the right to determine whether to execute the transaction and the option seller will bear the possible risks of future currency-rate fluctuations.
VII. Currency swap
Currency swap is the conversion of debts/assets from the original currency to another currency in a specified period.