Trading Singapore


Marina Mandarin Hotel, Singapore, Singapore

25 Sep 2019

 

You are invited to... 

Join over 350 delegates for the 2019 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. 


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

For event related inquiries, contact Yasmin Okolo yasmin.okolo@globalinvestorgroup.com 

For speaking inquiries, contact Joy Tio at jtio@fow.com

 Agenda


8:00 Registration

 

9:00 Welcome address


9:10 Keynote address


9:30 The new game play by the changing market pattern – liquidity vs volatility

The financial markets have been topsy-turvy recently. Negative correlation between volatility and liquidity have been getting stronger overtime.
-How to deal with the “air pocket” in the financial market?
-What products and asset allocation will ensure your firm benefits from the market turbulence?
-How are non-bank liquidity providers adding to the liquidity pool while bank liquidity is eroding?
-How to improve trading efficiency to increase liquidity?

 

10:15 Refreshment break


10:45 Presentation


11:00 China: progress of opening-up and the changing foreign investment landscape

China’s capital markets continue to open up. Crude oil, iron ore and PTA futures contracts have been internationalized and more are expected to follow,
which makes Trading in Singapore for China possible. However, will China move away from pre-margining? Various channels such as QFII/RQFII,
Connect are being developed and modified.
But how quickly can China open to foreign investors?
-What is the latest on internationalization of China’s commodity futures contracts?
-What products will have the relative value to hedge against expected currency fluctuation due to
the trade disputes?
-Will there be more hedging tools like options, financial derivatives to foster a more liquid market?
-What are the changing licensing regime and upcoming China access schemes?

 

11:50 Indexation of assets in Asia

There are many indexes in the market across different asset classes such as equities, fixed income, commodity, currency and real estate etc.
Is the indexation wave a growing trend?
- What indexes will be used the most in the next 3-6mth in the region?
- What is the implication for ETFs and Funds? ETFs vs index futures
- What are the products and opportunities brought by index inclusion of China?


12:30 Lunch


14:00 Live trading demo - A new efficient way to access ETF liquidity. 

 

14:15 New discovery of market venues in Asia

Asia remains the most interesting and attractive region for derivatives traders and hedge funds. New developments in commodities and financial
trading are bringing diversity to the market.
- What are the latest exchange initiatives and new contracts launched in Asia?
- What is the impact of global commodity disruptions?
- What is the latest on India’s onshore derivative markets for foreign investors and the new GIFT city exchanges?
- Are you ready for the emerging markets: products, infrastructure and connectivity?
- How can global network help investors to trade the market efficiently?


15:00 Refreshment break

 

15:30 What’s next for clearing?

The world’s top regulators have been trying to force firms to clear more products to reduce the risk of counterparty default and increase transparency.
However, Mifid changes created an issue of fragmenting the EU markets away from the APAC intermediates. Basel3 is also creating many issues,
as moving business to the clearer side creates the need for the margin finance model which adds further strain to ROI. Meanwhile, with several
exchanges’ buying OTC FX venues, FX is moving inexorably towards a centrally cleared model. Will phase 4 of the Uncleared Margin Rules (UMR)
in September 2019 or phase 5 next year be the catalyst for the migration?

-What are the challenges posted by the new clearing regime for margin processing, trade reporting
requirements and market structure?
-What opportunities are there around new services such as swap of futures trading or OTC Clearing?
-When will be the catalyst for migrating OTC FX products such as NDFs to central clearing?
-How to strike a pricing balance between OTC clearing and bilateral settlement to make the
migration last?
-What is the modernization of clearing technology? How well are we in the e-margin platform?


16:10 Fireside Chat: Technology transformation for the financial eco-system

Senior executives will brainstorm new ideas and applications of Artificial Intelligence/Blockchain /Cloud/Data (ABCD) which are expected
to transform the financial industry into the future.

Evolution of Digital Assets (ICO, IEO, STO etc) will be explored. What are professional
investors looking for will be discussed as we move into 2020.

 

17:00 Drinks reception sponsored by  

 

 

 

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

Speakers


Teyu Che Chern, CEO, Phillip Futures
Bertrand d`Anselme, Head of Derivatives Clearing Services, APAC, BNP Paribas
Christopher Fix, Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific, CME Group
Sérgio Gullo, Chief Representative for EMEA & Asia, B3-Brazilian Exchange and OTC
David Helps, Head of International Business Development, TMX – Montreal Exchange
Luke Jeffs, Managing Editor, Global Investor Group
Valentin Laiseca, Head of ASEAN Index Sales, MSCI
Bernard Lock, Adjunct Associate Professor, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore
Aleksey Mironenko, Partner and Chief Distribution Officer, Premia Partners
Eric Neo, CEO, RF International Holdings
Ian Nissen, Head of Asia Pacific Futures, Clearing & Collateral (FCC), Citi
Erik Norland, Executive Director & Senior Economist, CME Group
Viktor Östebo, Head of Institutional Trading, Flow Traders
Mark Phelps,
Group CEO, G.H. Financials    
Josh Qiao, Senior Manager, Singapore Representative Office, Dalian Commodity Exchange
Bill Sarran, Head of Institutional Trading, APAC, Optiver
Kevin Tan, Executive Vice President, Straits Financial Services
T Kiang Tan, CIO, Grasshopper
Sriram Vasudevan, Partner and Managing Director, Graticule Asset Management Asia Exchange
Lili Wang, Deputy General Manager, Head of International Business, Minmetals & Jingyi Futures Co Ltd
Barry White, Senior Vice President, INTL FCStone Pte Ltd
Jermyn Wong, Product Development Director and ETF Specialist, Nikko Asset Management Hong Kong Limited
TK Yap,
Managing Director, Head of Institutional Trading & Execution Services, CGS-CIMB Securities (Singapore) Pte Ltd  
Lawrence Huiyan Zhang, Chief Representative, Singapore Representative Office, Shanghai Futures Exchange 
Senior Representative, Edelweiss Investment Advisors
Senior Representative, Standard Chartered Bank
Senior Representative, Trading Technologies
and many more

 



 

Gold Sponsor 


 TMX

About TMX Group

TMX Group operates global markets, and builds digital communities and analytic solutions that facilitate the funding, growth and
success of businesses, traders and investors. TMX Group's key operations include Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange,
Montréal Exchange and Trayport which provide listing markets, trading markets, clearing facilities, depository services, technology
solutions, data products and other services to the global financial community. TMX is headquartered in Toronto and operates offices
across North America (Montréal, Calgary, Vancouver and New York), and international markets including London and Singapore.

About Montréal Exchange

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 and is a vital component of
TMX’s global growth strategy. In late 2018, MX expanded trading hours to UK time in an effort to increase international participation. The
initial phase of the extended hours initiative resulted in strong activity and increased client demand and the scope of the initiative has since
expanded to include the SXF, Canada’s recognized benchmark equity index product.

For more information visit www.tmx.com or follow @TMXGroup / @MtlExchange.

 

 

Trading Technologies

 

Trading Technologies creates professional trading software, infrastructure and data 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® trading platform, TT offers domain-specific technology for cryptocurrency trading
and machine-learning tools for real-time trade surveillance. For more, visit www.tradingtechnologies.com or follow @Trading_Tech on Twitter.

 

 

Silver Sponsor


Avelacom

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.

www.avelacom.com

 

 

 

 B3 – Brazilian Exchange and OTC

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 repository and 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.

 

 

CBOE

 

 

 

Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (“Cboe Global Markets” or “Cboe”) is one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, offering cutting-edge
trading and investment solutions to investors around the world. The company is committed to relentless innovation, connecting global markets
with world-class technology, and providing seamless solutions that enhance the customer experience.

Cboe offers trading across a diverse range of products in multiple asset classes and geographies, including options, futures, U.S. and European
equities, exchange-traded products (ETPs), global foreign exchange (FX) and multi-asset volatility products based on the Cboe Volatility Index
(VIX Index), the world’s barometer for equity market volatility.

 

 


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.

 

 

 

DA Financial Service



By Virtue of the core competencies due to its competitive technological advances, DA Group has rapidly grown into a leading foreign futures
brokerage company in the Asia Pacific Area.

DA Financial Service (Singapore) Pte Ltd is a clearing member for APEX and a trading member for SGX. They are licensed and regulated by
the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

It is a subsidiary of DA International Financial Services Ltd. (Hong Kong), which is approved by SFC to carry brokerage services of global
securities. The group has already accelerated its international expansion into U.S.A.(a clearing member of CME), Hong Kong (a clearing
member of HKEX) and Singapore.

 

 

G.H. Financials (HK) Limited.

G.H. Financials has provided market access and clearing services, on international derivatives exchanges, to professional traders and
institutions around the globe since 1993. During the last financial year, GHF cleared around 400 million contracts on over twenty-five
exchanges globally and have been consistently one of the largest clearing members on the key European and US derivatives exchanges.
G. H. Financials is headquartered in London and operates subsidiary businesses in both Chicago and Hong Kong. For further information
about GHF, please visit www.ghfinancials.com

 

 

Minmetals & Jingyi Futures 

Minmetals & Jingyi Futures founded in 1993 and headquartered in Shenzhen. As the best-capitalized futures company in China, the company has
2.715 billion RMB registered capital, 30 branches and 2 wholly-owned subsidiaries. For many years, the company has been rated as an A-Class &
A-Level futures company by the CSRC.

As a comprehensive futures company, the business covers commodity & financial futures and options brokerage, international business, risk 
management, investment advisory, asset management, etc. For overseas investors, the company provides international mainstream IT systems
such as Fidessa, Bloomberg EMSX, CQG, ATP, etc. With the advantage of having a professional bilingual team and multiple advanced trading 
platforms, the company offers
one-stop solutions for account opening, trading & risk control, clearing, and customized IT systems to institutional and individual clients globally.

Minmetals Capital Co., Ltd. (stock code: 600390), the controlling shareholder of Minmetals & Jingyi Futures, is a subsidiary of China Minmetal
Corporation. As one of the few full-licensed financial holding companies listed on China A-Shares market, the company operates and manages
a wide range of businesses, covering futures, securities, commercial banking, asset management, insurance, fund company, trust company and
financial leasing businesses. The amount of financial assets under management reached 820 billion RMB in 2017.

China Minmetals Corporation (CMC) is not only China’s largest and most internationalized metals and mining group, but also the world’s biggest
and best metallurgical construction and operation service provider. In 2017, CMC ranked No. 1 in the metals industry and No. 109 among the Fortune
Global 500.

 

 

 

 

Drinks Reception Sponsor


 

 

About TMX Group

TMX Group operates global markets, and builds digital communities and analytic solutions that facilitate the funding, growth and success of
businesses, traders and investors. TMX Group's key operations include Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, Montréal Exchange
 and Trayport which provide listing markets, trading markets, clearing facilities, depository services, technology solutions, data products and
other services to the global financial community. TMX is headquartered in Toronto and operates offices across North America (Montréal, Calgary,
Vancouver and New York), and international markets including London and Singapore.

About Montréal Exchange

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 and is a vital component of TMX’s global growth strategy.
In late 2018, MX expanded trading hours to UK time in an effort to increase international participation. The initial phase of the extended hours initiative
resulted in strong activity and increased client demand and the scope of the initiative has since expanded to include the SXF, Canada’s recognized
benchmark equity index product.

For more information visit www.tmx.com or follow @TMXGroup / @MtlExchange.

 

 

 

Supporting Organization


Dalian Commodity Exchange

Founded in 1993, Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE) is one of the four futures exchanges under the supervision and administration
of the China Securities Regulatory Commission. By August 2019, a total of 18 futures contracts and 2 option contracts have been listed
for trading, which include iron ore, RBD palm olein, soybean, PVC futures etc. , soybean meal and corn options. On May 4, 2018, DCE
iron ore futures officially implemented introducing overseas traders.

Over the years, through orderly operation and stable development, DCE has already become world's largest futures market for edible oils
and oilseeds, plastics, metallurgical coke, and iron ore. In 2018, DCE achieved 982 million contracts and RMB 52 trillion in trading volume
and turnover respectively.







Shanghai Futures Exchange

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supporting Partner 


 

ASIFMA

ASIFMA is an independent, regional trade association with over 100 member firms comprising a diverse range of leading financial institutions from
both the buy and sell side, including banks, asset managers, law firms and market infrastructure service providers.  Together, we harness the shared
interests of the financial industry to promote the development of liquid, deep and broad capital markets in Asia.  ASIFMA advocates stable, innovative
and competitive Asian capital markets that are necessary to support the region’s economic growth.  We drive consensus, advocate solutions and effect
change around keyissues through the collective strength and clarity of one industry voice.  Our many initiatives include consultations with regulators and
exchanges, developmentof uniform industry standards, advocacy for enhanced markets through policy papers, and lowering the cost of doing business
in the region. Through the GFMA alliance with SIFMA in the United States and AFME in Europe, ASIFMA also provides insights on global best practices
and standards to benefit the region. 

 

 

 

Enterprise Singapore


Enterprise Singapore is the government agency championing enterprise development. Its vision for Singapore is a vibrant economy with globally
competitive Singapore companies.

International Enterprise Singapore and SPRING came together on 1 April 2018 as a single agency to form Enterprise Singapore. Its mission is to
grow stronger Singapore companies by building capabilities and accessing global opportunities, thereby creating good jobs for Singaporeans.

The agency works with committed companies to build capabilities, innovate and internationalise. It also supports the growth of Singapore as a hub
for global trading and startups, and builds trust in Singapore’s products and services through quality and standards.

Visit www.enterprisesg.gov.sg for more information. 

 

 

 

Flow Traders

 

 

Flow Traders is one of the largest ETF and Futures market makers in the World. More than 100 traders proud themselves with providing
liquidity and highly competitive 2-way risk or NAV markets in more than 6500 ETF listings globally. On and off exchange the firm covers
ETFs from all major issuers, listed on all relevant exchanges and of all asset classes. Flow Traders has frequently been named ETF Market
Maker Asia-Pacific and Europe at the Global ETF Awards.

 

Supporting Association 


 Eurekahedge 

 

Launched in 2001, Eurekahedge has an 18 years proven track record as the world’s largest independent data provider and alternative research
firm specialising in global hedge fund databases and research. Headquartered in Singapore with offices in New York and Philippines, the global expertise
of our research team constantly adapts to industry changes and needs, allowing Eurekahedge to develop and offer a wide array of products and services
coveted by institutional investors, family offices, accredited investors, qualified purchasers, financial institutions and media sources. In addition to market-leading
hedge fund databases, Eurekahedge’s other business functions include hedge fund research publications, due diligence services, investor services, analytical
platforms and risk management tools. For more information, please visit www.eurekahedge.com or email us at marketing@eurekahedge.com.

 

 

Marina Mandarin Hotel


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