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
Andrew Neil,
Editor, Global Investor Group


10:10 Keynote address
Erik Norland, Senior Economist,  CME Group


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?

 Moderator: Andrew Neil, Editor, Global Investor Group

Juca Andrade, Chief Product and Client Officer, B3
K Hari, Chief Business Officer, Equities, Derivatives and Currency, NSE 
Rishi Nathany, Head- Business Development and Marketing,  MCX


11:20 Coffee break


11:50 Presentation
David Helps,
Head of Global Business Development, TMX


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?

Moderator: Anil Batra, Chief operating Officer,  Hertshten Group

Devendra Raghav,
Head of Compliance, QNB Group
Mezhgan Qabool,  
Derivatives Trading and Clearing Sales and Business Development, Eurex
Martin Frewer,
Global Commercial Director, ABN AMRO
Chintan Thakkar,
Managing Director, OSTC India, Founder - Trading Institute’ 



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?

Moderator: TBA

Sai Dutt,
Co-Owner, Livesquawk
K Hari, C
hief Business Officer, Equities, Derivatives and Currency, NSE
Ritesh Ashar,
Chief Strategy Officer, KIFS
Dr. V. Shunmugam,
Head of Research, MCX



14:50 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? 

Moderator: Hemal Randerwala, MD, Arjun Global ltd. 

Ravindranath Thota, RBL
Nagendra Kumar, Chief Business Officer, NSE
Shalaban Rakyan, Vice President, Estee Advisors
Rajib Ranjan Borah, Co-founder - iRageCapital and QuantInsti


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?

Moderator: Abhishek Bansal, Chairman, Abans

Kunal Shah, Head of Commodities Research, Nirmal Bang
Sumesh Parasrampuria, Group CEO, Kunvarji Group
Rohit Srivastava, Head – Technical Research,Sharekhan
Nelson Low, Executive Director,  CME Group




17:00 Drinks reception and networking




Ritesh Ashar, Chief Strategy Officer, KIFS
Vivek Bajaj, Co-Founder, StockEdge
Abhishek Bansal, Chairman, Abans
Anil Batra, Chief Operating Officer, Hertshten Group
Sai Dutt, Co-owner, Livesquawk
Martin Frewer, Global Commercial Director, ABN AMRO
K Hari, Chief Business Officer, Equities, Derivatives and Currency, NSE
Nagendra Kumar, Chief Business Officer, NSE
Andrew Neil, Editor, Global Investor Group
Sumesh Parasrampuria, Group CEO, Kunvarji Group
Mezhgan Qabool, Derivatives Trading and Clearing Sales and Business Development, Eurex
Devendra Raghav, Head of Compliance, QNB
Shalabah Rakyan, VP, Estee Advisors
Hemal Randerwala, MD, Arjun Global
Kunal Shah, Head of Commodities Research, Nirmal Bang
Rohit Srivastaca, Head- technical research, ShareKhan
Chintan Thakkar, Managing Director, OSTC India, Founder - Trading Institute 
Ravindranath Thota, RBL
Ravi Varanasi, Chief Business Development Officer, NSE




Gold Sponsors



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.







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



The National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. (NSE)



The National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. (NSE) is the largest stock exchange in India. As per the World Federation of Exchanges, NSE is ranked No 1 on Index Options contracts, No 2 on Currency derivatives contracts and overall ranks as the 3rd largest exchange in the world in terms of volume of trade.

NSE has a fully-integrated business model comprising exchange listings, trading, clearing and settlement services, indices, market data feeds, technology solutions and financial education offerings.

NSE operates a market ecosystem which is transparent and efficient; and at the same time offers high levels of safety, integrity and corporate governance. With a strong investor focus, NSE is committed to create investment opportunities, easy access and empower all stakeholders to improve the financial well-being of people. In a world that changes shape by the second, NSE is constantly reinventing itself to redefine the future.



Silver Sponsors






Avelacom is focusing on providing high-performance connectivity and IT infrastructure for global capital markets. We are renowned for the lowest latency numbers between exchanges in the US, Europe and APAC. We help to speed up access to new markets, gain a microsecond advantage and win more cross-market opportunities. We offer low latency connections between trading venues, co-location/server setup in proximity to matching engines, IT hardware and devices for rent, native market data feeds and order routing in real-time, financial cloud service to access multiple exchanges, brokers and software platforms. Our solutions are asset-neutral and can be applied for all types of equities and derivatives markets.








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.





Eurex Exchange is the marketplace of choice for the global derivatives community. It offers a broad range of international benchmark products and operate the most liquid fixed income markets in the world with about 2,000 products across nine asset classes, featuring open and low-cost electronic access. With market participants connected from 700 locations worldwide, trading volume at Eurex exceeds 1.7 billion contracts a year. We offer a wide choice of equity-based contracts on indexes, single equities, ETFs, dividends and some of the world’s most liquid fixed income derivatives on one single platform. 

Eurex Clearing is one of the leading central counterparties globally, clearing the broadest scope of products under a single framework in Europe. It serves 176 Clearing Members in 17 countries, managing a collateral pool of EUR 50 billion and processing a gross risk valued at almost EUR 16 trillion every month.



Stellar Trading Systems




Stellar Trading Systems supplies its global client base with cutting edge trading systems, designed to meet the needs of the high frequency, high volume trader. It offers the professional trader a suite of products notable for their ultra-fast performance and robust architecture. The emphasis is on speed, displaying market data and routing orders as fast as possible. This is allied to an intuitive front end offering comprehensive order and risk management. 
Stellar is easy to use, robust and scalable, whether it's deployed in a 20 or 200+ trader operation Stellar delivers excellent performance through the busiest of market conditions. 


 Awareness Partner






Having commenced operations on November 10, 2003, Multi Commodity Exchange of India Limited (MCX) is India’s first listed, national-level, electronic, commodity futures exchange with permanent recognition from the Government of India. It is also the first exchange to introduce commodity options in India. The market share of MCX in Q1 FY 2018-19 is  92.25%. MCX offers the benefits of fair price discovery and price risk management to the Indian commodity market ecosystem. Various commodities across segments are traded on the Exchange platform. These include bullion, energy, metals and agri-commodities. The exchange has forged strategic alliances with various international exchanges, as well as Indian and international trade associations. For more information about MCX and its products visit 



 Drinks reception Sponsor










Supporting Partners





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.



TradeFair Times




India’s first & #1 Tradeshow Magazine
EXHICON pioneered the TradeShow print publication in 2005. TradeFairTimes is read by 2 lac online readers in addition to 10,000 print edition readers every month. TFT believes in NEWS as Analysis. While some call us notorious media, we call ourselves fearless. The publication has always been fighting for the cause of the sector and our country. 










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