FOW Trading Singapore


Marina Mandarin Hotel, Singapore, Singapore

20 Sep 2018

 

Join over 350 delegates for the 2018 edition of Trading Singapore, the regions’ leading derivatives focused trading event.

Last year over 40% of the delegates were from buyside or proprietary trading firms with a further 30% from regional banks and brokers making it the largest gathering of derivatives market participants in Singapore. This year’s topics will include the latest thinking on everything from cryptocurrencies to clearing obligations…


For more information on sponsorship, contact Hanna DeBank at hanna.debank@fow.com.

For speaking enquiries, contact Valerija Slavina at valerija.slavina@globalinvestorgroup.com.

Agenda


 

 

9:00 Welcome address


9:10 Keynote address


9:30 State of the market and roadmap for the future
Fresh optimism has swept through the Asian derivatives market in the wake of increased volatility and higher volumes. This has brought to an end almost five years of subdued market conditions. However, the volatility comes as costs and complexity continue to rise for businesses operational in the market. This panel will bring together senior practitioners to set the scene for the day and analyse where the market is today.


10:20 Coffee break


10:50 Revisiting China: finally opening up?
China’s capital markets have been supposedly on the cusp of “opening up” for years without much progress. But now with the launch of the crude oil futures, the Connect Programme and the internationalisation of Iron Ore futures at Dalian, change is clearly coming. And with several Chinese exchanges and brokerages opening offices in Singapore, South East Asia looks set to be a key beneficiary.
- How open really are China’s markets today?
- What are the next steps to open up the market?
- How can offshore firms get in on the action at the INE and DCE?
- What does Belt and Road mean for China’s capital markets?


11:35 Ted talk


11:45 How to trade a trade war?
As global tensions over trade increase, FICC volatility looks likely to take centre stage in any upcoming trade war. The spectre of a trade war will create both opportunity and challenges. Any volatility resulting will be welcomed by traders, but firms need the right technology and operational infrastructure in place to trade fast moving markets across multiple asset classes. 
Which asset classes are likely to be most impacted by a trade war? 

- What investment in infrastructure is needed to trade the anticipated volatility?
- Are Asia’s listed FX derivatives markets deep enough to trade in times of heightened volatility?
- Will a trade war lead to a crisis in emerging markets?


12:30 Lunch


13:30 Diversity in Asia’s derivatives markets: all power to the incumbent?
New exchange and contract launches are bringing diversity to Asia’s derivatives market. And with a third exchange launching in Singapore and more likely to follow, the state in the centre of the trend. But can the challengers succeed in gaining liquidity where many others have failed and does the move by the Indian regulator to restrict offshore trading threaten the growth of Asia’s markets?
- What are the prospects for new exchanges and rival contract launches in Singapore?
- Does the internationalisation of China represent a challenge to incumbent Asian markets?
- How might indirect clearing establish Singapore as a market leader?
- How will the move to restrict trading on Indian benchmarks impact competition?


14:20 Tech lab: latest innovations in the derivatives tech space
- A series of quick-fire presentations on the latest opportunities for you to lower costs and improve efficiencies


14:50 Coffee break


15:20 Distributed ledger technology: here but not changing the world…yet
The hype around blockchain reached fever-pitch in 2016 but today real world examples of the usage of this new technology are coming on stream. While not yet changing the world, local initiatives such as the MAS interbank payment system are paving the way for larger scale projects such as those underway in bond trading at SGX and clearing at ASX.
- What real life examples of DLT are live today?
- What is coming down the line from firms in the derivatives market?
- How are firms using DLT to increase internal operational efficiencies?
- Will blockchain change the world and in what respect?


16:05 Cryptocurrencies: here to stay despite the doubters
Cryptocurrency trading has been the big story of the past 12 months and those predicting the end of opportunity have been proved wrong again and again. But as the market matures, serious questions are arising about how and where cryptocurrencies should be traded and if and when they will become serious institutional products.
- What is the latest thinking on liquidity and volatility in bitcoin and other currencies?
- Where will cryptocurrencies be traded in the future – OTC or on exchange?
- How to bridge the crypto market and the real economy?
- When will institutional investors adopt cryptocurrencies in Asia?


16:50 Drinks reception


19:00 The Asia Capital Markets Awards Gala Dinner (tickets to be booked separately)

Gold Sponsor


 

Colt

 

Colt aims to be the leader in enabling customers’ digital transformation through agile and on demand, high bandwidth solutions. The Colt IQ Network connects over 800 data centres across Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs, with over 25,000 on-net buildings and growing.
Colt has built its reputation on putting customers first. Customers include data intensive organisations spanning over 200 cities in nearly 30 countries. Colt is a recognised innovator and pioneer in software defined networks (SDN) and network function virtualisation (NFV). Privately owned, Colt is one of the most financially sound companies in its industry and able to provide the best customer experience at a competitive price. For more information, please visit www.colt.net.

 

 

Trading Technologies

 

 

Trading Technologies creates professional trading software and solutions for a wide variety of users including proprietary traders, brokers, money managers, CTAs, hedge funds, commercial hedgers and risk managers. In addition to providing access to the world’s major international exchanges and liquidity venues via its TT® and X_TRADER® trading platforms, TT is developing domain-specific technology for cryptocurrency trading and rolling out machine-learning tools for real-time trade surveillance. TT serves a global customer base, employing 350+ people in 13 offices across North and South America, Europe and the Asia/Pacific region. For more, visit www.tradingtechnologies.com or follow @Trading_Tech on Twitter.

 

 

 

Silver Sponsor


 

B3

 

B3 is one of the world’s largest financial market infrastructure providers by market value. The services it offers range from exchange trading, clearing,depository, trade repositoryand other post-trade services to registration of over-the-counter (OTC) transactions and of vehicle and real estate loans. We are committed to Brazil, our clients, and constant development of the financial and capital markets.

 

 

 

Fidessa

 

 

 

 

About Fidessa group
Exceptional trading, investment and information solutions for the world’s financial community.

New technology, new regulation, new challenges: making money in today’s financial markets is all about staying ahead of the curve. Having the capability to spot new trends and act fast turns change into opportunity. That’s why 85% of the world’s premier financial institutions trust Fidessa to provide them with their multi-asset trading and investment infrastructure, their market data and analysis, and their decision making and workflow technology. It's also why around $26 trillion worth of transactions flow across our global network each year. Because we’re the market leader, we can also offer unique access to the world’s largest and most valuable trading community of buy-side and sell-side professionals, from global institutions and investment banks to boutique brokers and niche hedge funds.

Fidessa is a global business with scale, resilience, ambition and expertise. We’re listed on the London Stock Exchange and recognised as the thought leader in our space. We set the benchmark with our unrivalled set of mission-critical products and services and, uniquely, serve both the buy-side and sell-side communities. Ongoing investment in our leading-edge, integrated solutions ensures Fidessa remains the industry's number one choice.

www.fidessa.com

 

 

 

 

ICE

 

 

Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE) operates the leading network of global futures and equity exchanges and provides world class clearing, data and listing services across commodity and financial markets. The New York Stock Exchange is the world leader in capital raising and equities trading. 

Formed in 2000 to bring more transparency and accessibility to the OTC energy markets, ICE now operates twelve exchanges, six clearing houses and global data and listings services that drive global markets. Through a culture of growth, client service and innovation, ICE’s global network and state-of-the-art technology solutions serve the dynamic needs of market participants around the world.
www.intercontinentalexchange.com

 

 

TMX

 

 

 

TMX Group is headquartered in Toronto and operates offices across North America (Montréal, Calgary, Vancouver and New York), as well as in key international markets including London, Beijing and Singapore. Its key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets and clearinghouses for multiple asset classes including equities and fixed income.
Montréal Exchange (MX) is Canada’s derivatives exchange, owned and operated by TMX Group, offering retail and institutional investors futures and options products across major asset classes, including interest rates, equities, FX, Canadian stock indices and repos, as well as clearing services. MX serves an important function in the stability and viability of Canada’s financial markets.
MX set a new overall volume record in 2017 with 96.3 million contracts traded, a 5% increase compared with 2016, led by strong growth in interest rate products.
Follow us on Twitter: @TMXGroup and @MtlExchange

 

 

Stellar

 

 

Stellar Trading Systems has supplied its global client base with cutting edge trading systems for over 14 years. Offering the professional trader a suite of products noted for their ultra-fast performance coupled with a robust architecture. Stellar delivers an intuitive front end with comprehensive order and risk management. It has an emphasis on speed, displaying market data and routing orders as fast as possible. Placing the complexities and workload of the trading system onto the servers frees the front end to focus solely on trader interaction, enabling Stellar to respond instantly, even in the busiest of market conditions.

 

 

 Drinks Reception Sponsor


 

 

TMX

 

 

 

TMX Group is headquartered in Toronto and operates offices across North America (Montréal, Calgary, Vancouver and New York), as well as in key international markets including London, Beijing and Singapore. Its key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets and clearinghouses for multiple asset classes including equities and fixed income.
Montréal Exchange (MX) is Canada’s derivatives exchange, owned and operated by TMX Group, offering retail and institutional investors futures and options products across major asset classes, including interest rates, equities, FX, Canadian stock indices and repos, as well as clearing services. MX serves an important function in the stability and viability of Canada’s financial markets.
MX set a new overall volume record in 2017 with 96.3 million contracts traded, a 5% increase compared with 2016, led by strong growth in interest rate products.
Follow us on Twitter: @TMXGroup and @MtlExchange

 

 

 

 

Venue


Marina Mandarin
6 Raffles Blvd,
Singapore 039594