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

For event related inquiries, contact Yasmin Okolo 

For speaking inquiries, contact Joy Tio at


8:00 Registration and arrival break


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 Presentation 


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 India’s changing regulation for trading onshore and offshore listed derivative? 
- 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


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

Gold Sponsor 

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 or follow @Trading_Tech on Twitter.



Silver Sponsor


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 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.



Supporting Organisation


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 key
issues through the collective strength and clarity of one industry voice.  Our many initiatives include consultations with regulators and exchanges, development
of 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. 



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 Minmetals 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.




Marina Mandarin Hotel

Marina Mandarin Hotel

6 Raffles BoulevardMarina Square

Singapore 03959, Singapore