FOW India International Derivatives Conference

Sofitel BKC, Mumbai, India

25 Sep 2018

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FOW is delighted to be launching the India International Derivatives Conference, an event that will bring together key figures from the local market with international delegates for a day of knowledge sharing and debate. 

For more information on sponsorship, contact Hanna DeBank at

For speaking enquiries, contact Valerija Slavina at



9:00 Registration and networking breakfast


10:00 Welcome remarks


10:10 Keynote address


10:30 Exchange leaders panel: the opportunities in the market today

SEBI’s move to allow exchanges to offer universal cross asset trading facilities from October looks set to fundamentally change the competitive landscape across the market. As exchanges gear up to launch new products, we bring together senior executives from across the spectrum to discuss the opportunities ahead.

  • What product launches are planned by exchanges?
  • How will the competitive landscape evolve?
  • What will universal exchanges bring to the market?


11:20 Coffee break


11:50 Presentation


12:00 The international view: what’s hot in the global market?

From cryptocurrencies to futurization, innovation is rife in the global market today. This panel will bring together a group of international market participants to highlight the current trends in the global market and what they mean for the evolution of India’s derivatives markets.

  • What is driving growth in global derivatives markets?
  • Where is the innovation in the market today?
  • What lessons can India glean from international trends?


12:50 Lunch


14:00 Bringing liquidity onshore: what will the market data ruling mean the market

Indian exchanges shocked the global market in February by clamping down on offshore derivatives trading through limiting external market data licences. The move has led to exchanges announcing plans to launch alternative products. But what does it mean for the market and will in bring liquidity onshore?

  • What was behind the move to limit offshore trading?
  • How will exchanges bring liquidity back onshore?
  • What is the long-term impact of the ruling?


14:45 Tech talks:  innovation in the local and global technology market

A series of 10 minute presentations on the key innovations in the technology space


15:15 Coffee break


15:40 What opportunities does Gift City bring to the global market?

Gift City potentially represents one of the most significant developments in the global derivatives market in recent times enabling international access to India’s vast liquidity pools. This panel will look at the progress of the initiative to date and ask what more needs to be done to attract international trading flow.

  • How has the first year of trading in Gift City progressed?
  • How can international firms access Indian liquidity through Gift City?
  • What prospects are there for Connect programmes from international exchanges into Gift City? 


16:20 Commodity markets: international participation, global trends

Moves to open up India’s commodity markets to international participation look set to increase volumes, liquidity and create a more holistic market. At the same time the country is on the path to develop a commodity options market. This panel will look at the outlook for commodity trading in India.

  • How will the inflow of international institutional flow impact liquidity?
  • Where is the potential for growth in India’s commodity markets?
  • When are exchanges likely to launch options contracts and what will the take up be?


17:00 Drinks reception and networking

Gold Sponsor



CME Group



CME Group is the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, handling 3 billion contracts
worth approximately $1 quadrillion annually (on average). The company provides a marketplace for buyers and sellers, bringing together individuals, companies and institutions that need to manage risk or that
want to profit by accepting risk. Our exchanges - CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX - offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, and metals, and through our CME Globex electronic trading platform. CME Group also offers a growing slate of cleared OTC products and services. Additionally, CME Group operates CME Clearing – one of the world's leading central
counterparty clearing providers – which serves as the counterparty to every trade that happens in our markets.

With offices across Asia in Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore and Tokyo, CME Group works closely with its diverse Asian customer base to
serve its specific risk management and investment requirements.
Complementary to our business expansion through organic growth, our Asian presence is also
made up of strategic partnerships and close working relationships with various regional exchanges and institutions.



Supporting Partner





Greeksoft Technologies is an algorithm development and consulting firm specializing in low latency, high frequency, algorithmic trade execution, order routing and front end solution provider. We are a major and prominent player offering algorithmic trading solution in INDIA. Empanelled vendor with NSE, BSE, MSEI, MCX,NCDEX, DGCX, CME & LME, we have been the favoured choice of industry biggies like Kotak Securities, Motilal Oswal Securities Ltd, Religare, Anand Rathi Financial Services, India Infoline, Sharekhan, Bonanza Portfolio among others.





Livesquawk India is first Financial Audio news Service in India For Traders and Brokers Covering Indian Markets, Geopolitics and Global News.







Sharekhan with a strong team of over 5000 staff owned by BNP Paribas is predominantly in retail Broking, present at more than 500 cities with it 150+ strong Branch network and 2500+ Business Partners/Franchisees. 
Some of the credentials of Sharekhan:

• Online trading software with Innovative and efficient Services for Trading and Delivery
• Representatives assist the trade efficiently and effectively with different research products for Diversified clients needs
• Regular news and updates on market through emails through Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Quarterly   publications.
Our focus is to tap the investors, hedgers and trader community across India.  Sharekhan, the brand, the name signifies an expert of the trade in the domestic market with Global lineage and mindset. For Sharekhan, Client comes first than profitability.








StockEdge is the fastest growing stock market app in India with more than 800,000 downloads and rating of 4.7 (by 15000 users) making it the highest rated finance app in India. StockEdge is a unique platform which caters to all segment of the population which is looking to understand, track and analyse stock markets in India. Indian financial market has an extremely low level of penetration. Only 3% of the population is involved in formal financial instruments (except bank deposits) to channelise their savings. We have created a framework which promises to onboard 97% population, by giving them the right learning, right data and right analytics for independent decision making.

StockEdge app in its current form empowers the users to do self-research by providing all necessary tools which are relevant for doing fundamental research, technical research, derivatives research in very simple to understand the framework. The app has cutting-edge features along with visualisations which are helping all category of users to comprehend information in the most effective manner.





Sofitel Mumbai BKC
C 57 Bandra Kurla Complex Bandra East Maharashtra
400 051 MUMBAI