India International Derivatives Conference


St. Regis, Mumbai, India

19 Sep 2019

 

FOW is delighted to invite you to participate in the second annual India International Derivatives Conference, which will be held in Mumbai on 19 September 2019. The event will bring together key figures from both the local and international market for a day of knowledge sharing on topics that are defining the Indian derivatives market today. 

The event builds on last year’s success, where 230 delegates came together for the inaugural conference, to look at key issues for market participants. 

Complimentary places available to banks, brokers, funds, asset management firms, prop. traders and CTAs. 



Sponsorship Opportunities 



The conference also provides a unique marketing platform to the industry, giving the opportunity to reach the most influential participants in derivatives.

For information on sponsorship opportunities please contact Hanna DeBank 

If you have any questions about the event please contact Yasmin Okolo at Yasmin.okolo@globalinvestorgroup.com 


We look forward to seeing you in Mumbai on 19 September for what will be an insightful and informative day. 

Agenda


 

09:00 Registration


10:00 Welcome remarks

Andrew Neil, Editor, Global Investor Group


10:05 Keynote address

Erik Norland, Executive Director & Senior Economist, CME Group


10:25 Reviving the commodities markets
Commodity markets are poised for growth after a number of moves have paved the way for increased participation, product diversification and more competition.
This panel will look at the biggest changes and opportunities, and how to educate new entrants to this asset class.
- How can new entrants best incorporate commodities into their strategies?
- What new products or changes could we expect to see?
- What role will international participants play in growing the market?
- Could banks or other participants help complete the ecosystem?

Moderator:

Anant Jatia, Founder, Greenland Investment Management

Panelists:

Sachin Patel, Senior Director Metal Products, CME Group
William Fyfe, Head of Singapore, LME
- Jigar Pandit,
Director, Sharekhan Comtrade
- Sameer Patil,
Head Business Development, BSE 

 

11:15 Coffee break

12:15 Clearing: lessons to share and learn from abroad
The central clearing landscape is changing rapidly with the emergence of a new commodity derivatives clearing firm and the introduction of an interoperability framework,
starting with equity and currency products. How will global markets view the move and at the same time what can India learn from international clearing houses?
- What opportunities does the new clearing infrastructure bring?
- Will we see a drive to clear more products?
- What does the interoperability framework mean for the markets?
- How can India avoid some of the unintended consequences of post-crisis reforms seen elsewhere?

Moderator:

Andrew Neil, Editor, Global Investor Group

Panelists:

Vaisshali Babu, Senior Vice President, BNP Paribas Securities Services India
- Neeraj Kulshrestha, CBO, BSE
Piyush Chourasia, CRO, ICCL
- Vikram Kothari,
Managing Director, NSE Clearing Limited

13:00 Modi 2.0: how will new policies impact financial markets?
Following a landslide re-election in May, India’s Bharatiya Janata party is charged with delivering reforms to boost the economy, which is currently growing at its slowest
pace in five years. But what Modi 2.0 policies can we expect to see and what impact will they have on Indian financial and commodities markets?
- What measures are needed to spur growth while avoiding disruption?
- How will India keep assets onshore as foreign participation increases?
- Where are the biggest opportunities for investors?
- How are consecutive benchmark rate cuts impacting the markets?

Moderator:

Saidutt Oza, Owner, First Squawk and Redbox Global

Panelists:

Ritesh Ashar, CIO, KiFS
Rajesh Gandhi, Senior Partner, Deloitte
Bhavik Thakkar, CEO, Abans Wealth and Investment Managers
- Puja Parwal Joshi,
CM, State Bank of India

13:45 Lunch

 

15:10  Technology Fireside Chat
India’s capital markets have been early adopters of new technologies but how can policy makers keep up with the fast pace changes while mitigating cyber security and
other risks? How are technological advances shaping the markets and will there be any unintended consequences?
- What are the latest algo and technology advancements?
- Where will new technologies be most beneficial?
- How will Sebi’s sandbox help fintechs thrive?
- How do we avoid unintended consequences of the pace of change?

Led by:

Ankit Shah, Director, Interactive Brokers

Joined by:

Ankur Jhaveri, Head – Derivatives Trading – Institutional Equities, Edelweiss
- Himanshu Gupta, 
Advisor and Business Development, Kristal

 

16:00 The international view and India’s pivotal position
India’s weighting on the MSCI emerging markets index continues to lag behind China despite continuous efforts to open up. So what needs to change in order to bridge
the gap? This panel will explore what international players are doing in and outside of the region and how they can help the Indian markets thrive.
- What lessons can India learn from international markets?
- Given its prime location, what role can India play on a global scale?
- What are the latest developments in Gift City and what are the outstanding challenges?

 Moderator:

Anil Batra, Chief Operating Officer, Hertshten Group

Panelists: 

Mezhgan Qabool, Head of Market Development and Sales APAC, Eurex
Dipesh Shah, Head of the International Financial Services Centre, GIFT
David Helps, Head of International Business Development, TMX – Montreal Exchange
K Hari, Chief Business Officer, National Stock Exchange of India

 

16:45 Drinks reception sponsored by  

 

 

Speakers


Ritesh Ashar, CIO, KiFS
Vaisshali Babu, Senior Vice President, BNP Paribas Securities Services India
Anil Batra, Chief Operating Officer, Hertshten Group
Piyush Chourasia,
CRO, ICCL
William Fyfe, Head of Singapore, LME
Rajesh Gandhi, Senior Partner, Deloitte
Himanshu Gupta, Advisor and Business Development, Kristal
K Hari, Chief Business Officer, National Stock Exchange of India
David Helps, Head of International Business Development, TMX – Montreal Exchange
Anant Jatia, Founder, Greenland Investment Management
Ankur Jhaveri, Head – Derivatives Trading – Institutional Equities, Edelweiss
Vikram Kothari, 
Managing Director, NSE Clearing Limited
Neeraj Kulshrestha, CBO, BSE
Andrew Neil, Editor, Global Investor Group
Erik Norland, Executive Director & Senior Economist, CME Group
Saidutt Oza, Owner, First Squawk and Redbox Global
Jigar Pandit, Director, Sharekhan Comtrade
Puja Parwal Joshi, CM, State Bank of India
Sachin Patel, Senior Director Metal Products, CME Group
Mezhgan Qabool, Head of Market Development and Sales APAC, Eurex
Ankit Shah, Director, Interactive Brokers
Dipesh Shah, Head of the International Financial Services Centre, GIFT
Bhavik Thakkar, CEO, Abans Wealth and Investment Managers
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.

 

 

 

Silver Sponsor


BSE

 

 

 

BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) established in 1875, is Asia’s first & now the world’s fastest Stock Exchange with a speed of 6 microseconds. BSE is India’s
leading exchange group and has played a prominent role in developing the Indian capital market. BSE is a corporatized and demutualised entity, with a broad
shareholder base that includes the leading global exchange- Deutsche Bourse, as a strategic partner. BSE provides an efficient and transparent market for trading in
equity, debt instruments, equity derivatives, currency derivatives, commodity derivatives, interest rate derivatives, mutual funds and stock lending and borrowing. BSE
also has a dedicated platform for trading in equities of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that has been highly successful. BSE also has a dedicated MF distribution
platform BSE StAR MF which is India Largest Mutual Funds Distribution Infrastructure. On October 1, 2018, BSE launched commodity derivatives trading in Gold, Silver,
Copper , Oman Crude Oil Guar Gum , Guar Seeds & Turmeric .

BSE provides a host of other services to capital market participants including risk management, clearing, settlement, market data services and education. It has a global
reach with customers around the world and a nation-wide presence. BSE’s systems and processes are designed to safeguard market integrity, drive the growth of the
Indian capital market and stimulate innovation and competition across all market segments. Indian Clearing Corporation Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of BSE, acts
as the central counterparty to all trades executed on the BSE trading platform and provides full novation, guaranteeing the settlement of all bonafide trades executed. BSE
Institute Ltd, another fully owned subsidiary of BSE runs one of the most respected capital market educational institutes in the country. Central Depository Services Ltd.
(CDSL), associate company of BSE, is one of the two Depositories in India. BSE has set up an Investor Protection Fund (IPF) on July 10, 1986 to meet the claims of
investors against defaulter Members, in accordance with the Guidelines issued by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. BSE Investor Protection Fund is responsible
for creating Capital markets related awareness among the investor community in India.

 

 

 

CME Group

 

 

 

As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) enables clients to trade futures, cash and OTC markets,
optimize portfolios, and analyze data – empowering market participants worldwide to efficiently manage risk and capture opportunities. CME Group exchanges 
offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural 
products and metals.  The company offers futures trading through the CME Globex® platform, fixed income trading via BrokerTec and foreign exchange trading on
the EBS platform.  In addition, it operates one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers, CME Clearing.  With a range of pre- and post-trade 
products and services underpinning the entire lifecycle of a trade, CME Group also offers optimization and reconciliation services through TriOptima, and trade 
processing services through Traiana.

 

 

Eurex

 

Eurex Exchange is one of the world’s leading derivatives exchanges, serving a growing global distribution network. It offers more than 2,000 products covering all major as 
well as alternative asset classes. Our marketplace – based on innovative IT infrastructure – is gateway to the most heavily traded euro-denominated equity index and
fixed-income derivatives. As part of Eurex Group,  we provide access to a global liquidity network with daily trading volumes of around 7 million contracts. Eurex Exchange 
uses Eurex Clearing, one of the leading central counterparties globally.

 

 

 

HKEX

 

 

 

 

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is one of the world’s major exchange groups. Headquartered in Hong Kong, with offices in Mainland China, Singapore
and London, HKEX operates a range of equity, commodity, fixed income and currency markets. As Hong Kong’s only securities and derivatives exchange, the sole operator
of the city’s clearing houses, HKEX is uniquely placed to offer regional and international investors access to Asia’s most vibrant markets. HKEX is also one of the world’s
premier initial public offering (IPO) centres, offering companies unrivalled opportunities to access growth capital through a Hong Kong listing.

HKEX is also the leader in the trading of industry metals through its wholly owned subsidiaries, London Metal Exchange (LME) and LME Clear. This commodity franchise
was further enhanced with the launch of Qianhai Mercantile Exchange, or QME, a new commodities trading venue in Mainland China, in 2018.

HKEX launched the ground-breaking Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect programme in 2014, allowing international investors direct access to Mainland China’s stock
market for the first time. The scheme was expanded with the launch of Shenzhen Connect in 2016, and the launch of Bond Connect in 2017.

With nearly 2,000 employees around the world, HKEX is committed to the provision of strong, stable and innovative markets, ongoing product and market innovation and
to connecting investors and companies around the world. 

 

 

 

McKay Brothers

 

 

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McKay Brothers International SA is a proven provider of microwave-based private bandwidth and market data services. The company operates long-haul microwave
networks in Europe and Asia, as well as a London metro network. The Quincy Extreme Data service is an integrated and normalized feed of select market data sourced
from major financial exchanges globally and delivered at extremely low latency to twenty-one trading centers in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, the
US, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai, and Mumbai.

 

 

NSE

 

 

 

National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. (NSE) is the leading stock exchange in India and the second largest in the world by nos. of trades in equity shares from
January to December 2018, according to World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) report. NSE was the first exchange in India to implement electronic or screen-based
trading. It began operations in 1994 and is ranked as the largest stock exchange in India in terms of total and average daily turnover for equity shares every year since
1995, based on SEBI data. NSE has a fully-integrated business model comprising exchange listings, trading services, clearing and settlement services, indices, market
data feeds, technology solutions and financial education offerings. NSE also oversees compliance by trading and clearing members with the rules and regulations of the
exchange. NSE is a pioneer in technology and ensures the reliability and performance of its systems through a culture of innovation and investment in technology. NSE
believes that the scale and breadth of its products and services, sustained leadership positions across multiple asset classes in India and globally enable it to be highly
reactive to market demands and changes and deliver innovation in both trading and non-trading businesses to provide high-quality data and services to market participants
and clients.

 

 

Straits Financial

 

 

 

 

Headquartered in Singapore, Straits Financial Group is the brokerage house under CWT Pte. Limited that offers a full spectrum of derivatives & OTC products,
including trade facilitation for physical commodities. Established affiliate offices are in Chicago, New Jersey, Shanghai and in Jakarta. Straits Financial is a full
Clearing Member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), the Commodity Exchange
(COMEX), CME Clearport, Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME), New Zealand Exchange (NZX), CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE), Nasdaq Futures (NFX) and Asia Pacific
Exchange (APEX). It is also the first batch of Overseas Broking Special Participant of the Shanghai International Energy Exchange (INE). Straits Financial offers clearing
access to all major global commodity exchanges.

For more information, visit www.straitsfinancial.com.


 

Stellar Trading Systems

 

 

 

Stellar Trading Systems has supplied its global client base with cutting edge trading systems for over 17 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


 

 

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 Partner


 Live Squawk

Live Squawk is an audio news service for traders, brokers and other professionals who need up-to-the-second market news.
We service clients from around the world, helping them react quickly and confidently to global events.

Our analysts monitor all major newswires, television channels, news websites, blogs and social media platforms for headlines with market-moving potential.
We only broadcast the most relevant news headlines and we offer better analysis and insight than any of our competitors.

We broadcast 24 hours a day from London and Singapore, Monday to Friday (except for selected Bank Holidays). 
Commentary covers all the main asset classes, including equities, fixed income, FX and commodities.

 

 

 

Sharekhan

 

 

 

Sharekhan, India’s fourth largest retail stock broking company, was launched by a team of professionals with support from entrepreneur Shripal Morakhia in 2000.
We pioneered online trading in India with the sole aim of bringing opportunities in the stock market closer to individual investors.

For the past 19 years we have been helping Indian consumers to participate in capital markets by offering mainly securities brokerage services.
As part of the BNP Paribas group, we now offer a comprehensive range of financial products and services including  retail broking, mutual fund distribution, education,
loan against securities, exchange margin funding and advisory.

Though, we are 19 years old with 1.9 million customers, over 4,900 staff, 4 head offices, 153 branches, and more than 3,000 franchisees in 584 cities across India,
we like to call ourselves a start-up for the simple reason that we believe start-up is a state of mind. After all, we are still as passionate about offering innovative
solutions and using the digital medium to serve customer needs as we were when we started up.

 

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462, Tulsi Pipe Rd, Lower Parel, Mumbai,
Maharashtra 400013, India