FOW Derivatives World Asia

Renaissance Harbour View Hotel, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

11 Apr 2018

HKEX Spring Cocktail reception


FOW would like to invite you to attend the HKEX Spring Cocktail reception, which will be held on Tuesday 10th April  at the HKEX Connect Hall.

The Spring Cocktail reception will start at 18:00 and lasts until 20:30.

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FOW Derivatives World Asia 2018


FOW is back in Hong Kong for the 6th year of its long running flagship Asia event.

This year we bring a new format to the event with the afternoon session containing two streams: International and China. 

FOW Derivatives World Asia brings together around 600 delegates from the local, regional and international derivatives markets for a day of discussion and debate on the major issues in the market today. 

If you have any questions about the event please contact Valerija Slavina
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DAY 1: Two streams


9:00 Introduction


9:10 Welcome address
Charles Li,
Chief Executive, HKEX


9:30 Keynote speech: Regulation and Opening up of Futures Market in Mainland China 
Ying Wang,
Division Director, Futures Supervision IV, Department of Futures Supervision, China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC)

9:50 Capitalising on growth in Asia

After a period of relative stagnation on Asia’s derivatives market, volumes are growing strongly in the wake of renewed volatility and new product launches. This panel will look at how innovation, new launches and initiatives can capitalise on recent growth.

- How will the inclusion of A-shares in MSCI help growth across the region?
- What is next for the Connect programme?
- What new derivatives launches are coming up in 2018?

William Mitting, Managing Director, Global Investor Group

Ian Nissen, Head of Asia Pacific Futures, Clearing & Collateral (FCC), Citi
Jimmy Jim,  Head of Global Markets, ICBC (Asia) Limited
Ryan Wuebbels, Executive Director, Principal Strategic Investments, Goldman Sachs(Asia) LLC
Kevin Rideout, Managing Director, Market Development, HKEX 
Jennifer Ilkiw, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Intercontinental Exchange 


10:45 Coffee break


11:10 Reimagining trading operations

Trading and back office operations and infrastructure across the derivatives industry have been patched together over many years with new technology having to adapt to legacy systems. But advances in technology, the evolution of market access and infrastructure have changed the game over the past three to five years. We ask what would be the ideal set up if you were to design the system from scratch?

-How are legacy systems impacting innovation?
- How has the cloud changed adoption of new technologies? What is holding back adoption still?
- How is the shift towards larger data sets changing requirements? 
- What does the ideal operational set-up look like today?

Barry White, 
Senior Vice President, Commodities, INTL FCStone

James Hardcastle,
Business Development Director-APAC, Capital Markets, Colt Technology Services Limited
Bernie Kennedy,
Senior Advisor, Group CIO Office, HKEX
Nachi Muthu,
Global Head of Derivatives Trading and Clearing Solutions, Broadridge
Marcus Robinson,
Asia Pacific Head of Rates & FX Derivatives, LCH 


11:55 Presentation - Accessing Asia REITs through NikkoAM-Straits Trading Asia ex-Japan REIT ETF
Phillip Yeo,
International Head of Product Development and Management, Nikko Asset Management Asia Limited


12:05 ETFs: growing in popularity for regional asset managers

ETFs continue to grow in popularity in Asia as more market makers and asset managers come in to the vibrant market. Increasingly asset managers are using them as a vital part of their portfolio to gain low cost exposure to different markets. But more needs to be done to develop liquidity in locally focused products. 

- How are asset managers in Asia using ETFs?
- What new institutional players are coming in to the market?
- How can the industry build and support more localised ETFs?

Sean Cunningham, Head of Capital Markets and Fixed Income for iShares and Index Investing Asia Pacific, BlackRock

David Quah, Co-Managing Director, Quantitative Investment Solutions, Value Partners Limited
Simon Lee, Head of Institutional Business, International & Hong Kong, CSOP Asset Management Ltd
Roeland Pot, Managing Director and Head of Trading, Flow Traders Hong Kong
Teddy Wieser, Head of Business Development, APAC, Jane Street 

12:40 Lunch


International stream

China stream

13:50 The return of global volatility: what is the new normal? 

After years of low volatility in international and regional markets, huge moves in major international benchmarks at the beginning of the year ended the relative calm abruptly. As Quantitative Easing programmes are reversed in the West and markets move away from central bank support, just what is the new normal?

- How are Asian trading firms and asset managers adapting to recent volatility?
- How should firms protect themselves and captialise on recent events?
- What is the outlook for volatility across global and regional markets?
- What is the "volatility ripple" and is it reducing and why?

Mark Phelps, Group CEO, G. H. Financials

Misha Graboi, CEO, PAAMCO Asia
Jeff Cheong, Director, Fortune Asia Long Short Fund
Sam Kao, Managing Director, CSC Futures (HK) Ltd
Ben Nielson, Senior Trader, Propex 



14:40 Metals derivatives: at the heart of competition in Asia

Metals have been one of the most volatile asset classes over the past five years so it is no surprise that a number of exchange launches are seeking to capitalise on the opportunity launching new products and bolstering existing contracts. As China seeks to open up its iron ore contract and exchanges expand their metals offerings, how will competition evolve?

-          Why are metals such a hot asset class today?

-          How is the competitive landscape evolving?

-          What are the opportunities for traders?

Yi Zhu,
Global Head of Metals & Mining, Bloomberg Intelligence

Matthew Wong,
COO, KGI Asia Limited
William Fyfe,
Head of Singapore, LME
Jeremy East,
Senior Advisor, LBMA Asia 
Tim Hard, VP,
Metals Division Asia, Argus Media Ltd 


15:30 Coffee break


15:55 Changing buyside execution strategies

The buyside is increasingly turning to electronic execution for a wider variety of asset classes and instruments. This brings efficiency and greater transparency to operations but also heralds a change in market structure with proprietary trading firms offering execution venues to the buyside.

-          What is forcing the buyside to review execution strategies?

-          What are the requirements for and benefits of greater control?

-          How are new liquidity providers changing the market?

William Mitting, Managing Director, Global Investor Group

Sylvain Maly, Head of ETD Electronic Desk APAC, Primes Services, Societe Generale
Govert Heijboer, Co-CIO, True Partner Capital
Hemant Vaswani, Head of Equities APAC, Optiver 
Sergio Gullo,
Chief Representative EMEA & Asia, B3



16:40 Cryptocurrencies: where is the market going? 

The launch of bitcoin futures has been the most widely covered futures launch for decades. While there is no doubt huge opportunity in the volatility there are also risks of trading an asset class with little history or fundamentals. This panel will look at the development of cryptocurrencies as an asset class and ask where the market is going.

-          What is the latest thinking on the development of bitcoin futures?

-          What is next in the development of cryptocurrencies as an asset class?

-          How are firms risk managing bitcoin futures?

Louisa Chender, Senior Reporter, Global Investor Group

-Justin Chow, Head of Business Development,  Asia, Cumberland
-Ryan Rabaglia, Head Trader, Octagon Strategy Limited
-Tim McCourt, Managing Director and Global Head, Equity Products & Alternative Investments, CME Group
-David Schulz, Director, Global Client Services, Cboe Global Markets











13:50 The local view: opportunities in the Chinese derivatives markets

Our regular panel brings together some of the key figures from the Chinese FCM and exchange community to get their views on how is the recent developments in the local market including an overview of key trends and the outlook for international firms in China as rules on foreign ownership are relaxed.

-          What are the key trends in the Chinese market today?

-          What new launches are anticipated by the market?

-          How will changes to foreign ownership rules impact local business?

Bin Zhu, Vice President, Nanhua Futures Co Ltd and Head of Nanhua Futures Research Institute

Chengsen Yeh, Managing Director, Head of Institutional Sales and Partnership, CapitalEdge Investment Management Co Ltd
Devin Jiang, Chairman, Ping An Commodities Trading Co Ltd and General Manager, Ping An Futures Co Ltd
Lei Zhang, Deputy General Manager, GF Futures and President, GF Commodities 
Jin Chu, General Manager, Huishang Futures Co Ltd



14:40 What does the Belt and Road Initiative mean for the market?

The Belt and Road Initiative is a key plank of Chinese government policy over the next decade and beyond. While much of the focus has been on trade, capital markets are set to be impacted as well. This panel will look at what the initiative means for regional and global trading.

-          What is the Belt and Road Initiative and how does it impact capital markets?

-          What impact will increased trade have on derivatives markets?

-          How are exchanges positioning themselves for Belt and Road?


Leo Shen, Deputy CEO, Rongtong Global Investment

Yixuan Wang, Head of HK Subsidiary, Shenzhen Stock Exchange
Christopher Hui, Managing Director and Head of Project Management, Market Development, HKEX
Mingde Jiang, Chief Advisor, Yixinweiye Fund, Hongzhe Group 


15:30 Coffee break


15:55 Crude oil and building international pricing

The launch of crude oil futures by the International Energy Exchange is the most significant contract launch in recent history. It comes as China seeks to build international benchmarks out of its local futures market, a key pillar of the overall development strategy. But how can China develop international benchmarks and what is the appetite for the oil contract?

-          Update on the launch of the International Energy Exchange

-          How can international firms trade the market?

-          How will Chinese exchanges develop local benchmarks?


Sharon Shi, Managing Director, G. H. Financials (Hong Kong) Limited

Sonia Hung, Global Business Specialist, Shanghai International Energy Exchange(INE)
Alejandro Barbajosa, VP, Crude & LPG –  Middle East & Asia-Pacific, Argus Media Ltd 
Eric Jen, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Yuanta Futures (Hong Kong)
Zhenzhou Yu, General Manager, HGNH International Futures Co Limited


 16:40 Options in and on China: progress report and upcoming launches    

With the first anniversary of the agricultural options launch in China approaching, we review progress and ask how the market has developed in the first year. We also ask what upcoming launches are in the works and how the market is likely to evolve.
-How did the launch of options trading in China go?

-What is next in launches?

-What are the opportunities for OTC options?

-How to bridge onshore and offshore markets for investors? 


Yan Jin, Chairman and CEO, Pure Faith Asset Management (Shenzhen) Co Ltd

Hongliang Zuo, Director of Futures and , Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange
Jing Sun, Senior Financial Engineer, Shenzhen Kaifeng Investment Management  Co Ltd
Lawrence Lu, , China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited
Chern Lu, CRO, Ping An Pioneer Capital Ltd


 17:30 Drinks reception Sponsored by TMX


DAY 2: Strategy day

Our new event format brings together senior figures from the regional market discuss a range of strategic topics related to their businesses.

The day consists of a series of closed-door, invite only forums. 


9:00 介绍

9:10  欢迎致辞
           香港交易所 集团执行总裁李小加


 9:30 主旨演讲: 中国内地期货市场的监管与开放


9:50  利用亚洲市场的增长
• A股被纳入MSCI指数将如何有助增长?
• 互联互通的进一步发展
• 哪些衍生品新品种即将推出?
-花旗集团亚太区期货,结算和抵押主管Ian Nissen
 -洲际交易所亚太区副总裁Jennifer Ilkiw


10:45 茶歇

11:10 重新审视衍生品的运营
• 传统系统如何影响创新?
• 云技术已如何改变新技术的采用? 还有什么阻碍因素?
• 更大的数据设置导向如何修改要求?
• 理想的运营设置是什么样的?
INTL FCStone寰宇·福四通高级副总裁怀特巴里

-Colt 技术服务有限公司资本市场部亚太区业务发展总监James Hardcastle
-香港交易所集团首席咨询技术总监办公室高级业务顾问 Bernie Kennedy
-Broadridge 衍生产品交易及清算解方案全球主管Nachi Muthu
-LCH 亚太区利率和外汇衍生品主管Marcus Robinson


11:55 演讲: 通过日兴-海峡交易亚洲非日本房地产信托挂牌基金投资亚洲房地产


12:05 交易所交易基金ETFs:得到区域资管经理的日益重视
• 亚洲的资管经理如何使用ETF交易所交易基金?
• 哪些新的机构业者正进入该市场?
• 行业该如何创建并支持更多本土化的ETF?
BlackRock 贝莱德 董事 肯尚恩  
-Flow Traders香港 董事总经理,交易主管Roeland Pot
-Jane Street 亚太区业务发展主管 Teddy Wieser


 12:50 午餐 


13:50  全球市场波动的回归:何为新常态? 
      - -机构如何自我保护并充分利用最近的事件?
- 全球和区域市场的波动前景
-“波动率的波动”是什么? 是否在下降及原因?
G. H. Financials 集团首席执行官Mark Phelps
-PAAMCO 亚洲首席执行官 Misha Graboi
-富鑫基金董事长 张伟雄
-Propex  高级交易员 Ben Nielson


14:40 钢铁金属衍生品: 处于亚洲竞争中心

-伦敦金属交易所新加坡主管William Fyfe
--LBMA 亚洲高级顾问东风杰
-英国阿格斯公司亚太金属部副总裁Tim Hard 




15:55 买方交易执行策略的变化
-  是什么迫使买方审查执行策略?
-  加强控制的要求和好处?
-  新的流动性提供者如何改变市场?
-True Partner Capital 联席首席投资官Govert
-Optiver亚太区股指主管Hemant Vaswani
-巴西证券期货交易所 欧洲,中东,非洲以及亚太区业务开发负责人Sérgio Gullo


16:40  加密货币:市场走向何方?


全球投资者集团高级记者Louisa Chender

-Cumberland亚洲区业务拓展主管Justin Chow
-Octagon Strategy Limited 首席交易员Ryan Rabaglia
-芝商所董事总经理兼股指产品部全球主管Tim McCourt
-Cboe Global Markets 全球客户服务总监David Schulz



13:50 中国衍生品市场的机遇
- 当前中国市场的主要趋势是什么?
- 市场期待哪些新品种推出?
- 外资所有权规则的变化将如何影响本土业务?


-平安商贸有限公司董事长兼平安期货有限公司  总经理姜学红 


14:40 “一带一路”对市场意味着什么? 
- “一带一路”倡议及其对资本市场的影响


15:30 茶歇


15:55 原油期货和国际定价机制
- 国际机构如何能参与交易?
-英国阿格斯公司中东和亚太原油和液化石油气市场拓展副总裁Alejandro Barbajosa


16:40 期权-中国内外:进展报告与即将推出的新品种
- 中国已推出的期权交易进展如何?
- 接下去将推出什么新品种?
- 如何为投资者连接境内外市场?


17:30 鸡尾酒会


第二天(412日): 战略日








Alejandro Barbajosa, VP, Crude & LPG – Middle East & Asia-Pacific, Argus Media Ltd
Louisa  Chender, Senior Reporter, Global Investor Group
Jeff Cheong, Director, Fortune Asia Long Short Fund 
Justin Chow, Head of Business Development, Asia, Cumberland
Jin Chu, General Manager, Huishang Futures Co Ltd
Sean Cunningham, Head of Capital Markets and Fixed Income for iShares and Index Investing Asia Pacific, BlackRock
Jeremy East, Senior Advisor, LBMA Asia 
William Fyfe, Head of Singapore, LME
Misha Graboi, CEO,  PAMMCO Asia
Sérgio Gullo, Chief Representative for EMEA & APAC,  B3 Brazilian Exchange and OTC
Tim Hard, VP, Metals Division Asia, Argus Media Ltd
James Hardcastle, Business Development Director-APAC, Capital Markets, Colt Technology Services Limited
Govert Heijboer, Co-CIO, True Partner Capital
Christopher Hui, Managing Director and Head of Project Management, Market Development, HKEX
Sonia Hung, Global Business Specialist, Shanghai International Energy Exchange (INE)
Jennifer Ilkiw, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Intercontinental Exchange
Eric Jen, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Yuanta Futures (Hong Kong)
Devin Jiang, 
Chairman, Ping An Commodities Trading Co Ltd and General Manager, Ping An Futures Co Ltd
Mingde Jiang, 
Chief Advisor, Yixinweiye Fund, Hongzhe Group  
Jimmy Jim, Head of Global Markets, ICBC (Asia) Limited
Yan  Jin, Chairman and CEO, Pure Faith Asset Management (Shenzhen) Co Ltd
Sam Kao, MD, CSC Futures
Bernie Kennedy, Senior Advisor, Group CIO Office, HKEX
Simon Lee,
Head of Institutional Business, International & Hong Kong, CSOP Asset Management Ltd
Charles Li, Chief Executive,  HKEX
Chern Lu, CRO,  Pingan Pioneer Capital Ltd
Lawrence Lu, Executive Director, Fixed Income, Commodities and Currency, China International Capital  Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited
Sylvain Maly, Head of ETD Electronic Desk APAC, Primes Services Societe Generale
Tim McCourt, Managing Director, Global Head of Equity Products & Alternative Investments, CME Group
William  Mitting, Managing Director, Global Investor Group
Nachi Muthu, Global Head of Derivatives Trading and Clearing Solutions, Broadridge
Ben  Nielson, Senior Trader,  Propex
Ian Nissen, Head of Asia Pacific Futures, Clearing & Collateral (FCC), Citi
Mark Phelps, Group CEO, G.H.Financials
Roeland Pot, Managing Director and Head of Trading, Flow Traders Hong Kong
David Quah, Co-Managing Director, Quantitative Investment Solutions, Value Partners Limited 
Ryan Rabaglia, Head Trader, Octagon Strategy
Kevin  Rideout, Managing Director, Market Development, HKEX
Marcus  Robinson, Asia Pacific Head of Rates & FX Derivatives, LCH
David Schulz, Director, Global Client Services,  Cboe Global Markets
Leo Shen, Deputy CEO, Rongtong Global Investment
Sharon  Shi, Managing Director, G. H. Financials (Hong Kong) Limited
Jing Sun, Senior Financial Engineer, Shenzhen Kaifeng Investment Management Co Ltd
Hemant Vaswani, Head of Equities APAC, Optiver
Ying Wang, Division Director, Futures Supervision IV, Department of Futures Supervision,  China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC)
Yixuan Wang, Head of HK Subsidiary, Shenzhen Stock Exchange
Barry White, Senior Vice President, Commodities, INTL FCStone
Teddy Wieser, Head of Business Development, APAC, Jane Street
Matthew  Wong, COO,  KGI Asia Limited
Ryan Wuebbles,  Executive Director, Principal Strategic Investments,  Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC 
Chengsen Yeh,  Managing Director, Head of Institutional Sales and Partnership, CapitalEdge Investment Management Co Ltd
Phillip  Yeo, International Head of Product Development and Management,  Nikko Asset Management Asia Limited
Zhenzhou Yu, General Manager, HGNH International Futures Co Ltd
Lei Zhang, Deputy General Manager, GF Futures
Bin Zhu, Vice President, Nanhua Futures Co Ltd
Yi Zhu, Global Head of Metals & Mining, Bloomberg Intelligence
Hongliang  Zuo, Director of Futures and Derivatives Department,  Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange





Event Partner


Hong Kong Exchange


From its home in the financial hub of Hong Kong and an additional base in London, HKEX provides world-class facilities for trading and clearing securities and derivatives in Equities, Commodities, Fixed Income and Currency.

It operates Hong Kong's only securities and derivatives exchanges as well as their three related clearing houses. It is also a leader in the trading and clearing of commodity derivatives through its subsidiaries, London Metal Exchange (LME) and LME Clear. In 2013, HKEX established an OTC derivatives clearing house in Hong Kong.

HKEX is a leader in China connectivity. It has been the largest offshore listing destination for Mainland Chinese companies for three decades. Trading and clearing infrastructure of HKEX markets is fully RMB-enabled, and HKEX has more offshore RMB products than any other exchange. HKEX launched the ground-breaking Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect programme in 2014, allowing international investors to connect easily with Mainland China's stock market for the first time. The scheme is expanded with the launch of Shenzhen Connect in December 2016.



Gold Sponsors





Colt aims to be the leader in enabling customers’ digital transformation through agile and on demand, high bandwidth solutions. The Colt IQ Network connects over 800 data centres across Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs, with over 25,000 on-net buildings and growing.
Colt has built its reputation on putting customers first. Customers include data intensive organisations spanning over 200 cities in nearly 30 countries. Colt is a recognised innovator and pioneer in software defined networks (SDN) and network function virtualisation (NFV). Privately owned, Colt is one of the most financially sound companies in its industry and able to provide the best customer experience at a competitive price. For more information, please visit



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.



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 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.







Broadridge, a global fintech leader with $4 billion in revenue, provides communications, technology, data and analytics. We help drive business transformation for our clients with solutions for enriching client engagement, navigating risk, optimising efficiency and generating revenue growth. We enable multi-asset post-trade processing in more than 70 countries.  As part of a comprehensive multi-asset platform, Broadridge offers a high performance, real-time, cost effective derivatives clearing and settlement solution. In addition to offering rules driven automated clearing, the solution helps end clients get real-time electronic access to their data.
Our unique vantage point lets us see ahead to help firms navigate change and win in a complex landscape. We work side-by-side with our clients to help them get ahead of today’s challenges and capitalise on what’s next.
For more information about Broadridge, please visit





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.

Cboe’s trading venues include the largest options exchange in the U.S. and the largest stock exchange by value traded in Europe. In addition, the company is the second-largest stock exchange operator in the U.S. and a leading market globally for ETP trading.






For more than thirty years, CQG, Inc. has been the industry leader for fast, accurate, and reliable market data and unrivaled graphical analysis. Today, CQG provides high-performance trade routing, global market data, and advanced technical analysis tools for professional traders worldwide. CQG partners with more than one hundred FCM environments and provides Direct Market Access to more than forty-five exchanges through its global network of co-located Hosted Exchange Gateways. CQG’s server-side order management tools for spreading, market aggregation, and smart orders are unsurpassed for speed and ease-of-use. CQG's market data feed consolidates more than seventy-five sources, including exchanges worldwide for futures, options, fixed income, foreign exchange, and equities as well as data on debt securities, industry reports, and financial indices. For more information, visit


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.






About Fidessa group
Exceptional trading, investment and information solutions for the world’s financial community.

New technology, new regulation, new challenges: making money in today’s financial markets is all about staying ahead of the curve. Having the capability to spot new trends and act fast turns change into opportunity. That’s why 85% of the world’s premier financial institutions trust Fidessa to provide them with their multi-asset trading and investment infrastructure, their market data and analysis, and their decision making and workflow technology. It's also why around $26 trillion worth of transactions flow across our global network each year. Because we’re the market leader, we can also offer unique access to the world’s largest and most valuable trading community of buy-side and sell-side professionals, from global institutions and investment banks to boutique brokers and niche hedge funds.

Fidessa is a global business with scale, resilience, ambition and expertise. We’re listed on the London Stock Exchange and recognised as the thought leader in our space. We set the benchmark with our unrivalled set of mission-critical products and services and, uniquely, serve both the buy-side and sell-side communities. Ongoing investment in our leading-edge, integrated solutions ensures Fidessa remains the industry's number one choice.








FIS is a global leader in financial services technology, with a focus on retail and institutional banking, payments, asset and wealth management, risk and compliance, consulting and outsourcing solutions. Through the depth and breadth of our solutions portfolio, global capabilities and domain expertise, FIS serves more than 20,000 clients in over 130 countries. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., FIS employs more than 55,000 people worldwide and holds leadership positions in payment processing, financial software and banking solutions. Providing software, services and outsourcing of the technology that empowers the financial world, FIS is a Fortune 500 company and is a member of Standard & Poor’s 500® Index. For more information about FIS, visit


GH Financials 






G. H. Financials is a provider of global clearing solutions for exchange traded futures and options contracts to the world’s leading derivatives markets. G. H. Financials has provided market access and clearing services to professional traders and institutions around the globe since 1993.

GHF clears on over twenty-five exchanges globally and has been consistently one of the largest clearing members on the European and US futures exchanges. G. H. Financials is headquartered in London and operates subsidiary businesses in both Chicago and Hong Kong.

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HGNH International was approved by CSRC and incorporated in Hong Kong by Nanhua Futures Company Limited in 2006. Currently, HGNH International is not only the members of multiple overseas exchanges, but also obtained Overseas Intermediaries of Shanghai International Energy Exchange. Its subsidiary - Nanhua USA LLC is an active clearing member of CME Group. In addition, HGNH Singapore was approved by Monetary Authority Singapore for its licence to participate in the futures and foreign exchange markets in December 2017. HGNH International devotes to offering top-tier global trading and clearing services to all the clients world-wide.




Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE) operates the leading network of global futures and equity exchanges and provides world class clearing, data and listing services across commodity and financial markets. The New York Stock Exchange is the world leader in capital raising and equities trading. 

Formed in 2000 to bring more transparency and accessibility to the OTC energy markets, ICE now operates twelve exchanges, six clearing houses and global data and listings services that drive global markets. Through a culture of growth, client service and innovation, ICE’s global network and state-of-the-art technology solutions serve the dynamic needs of market participants around the world.






Itiviti and ULLINK have formed a market-leading global provider of multi-asset trading technology and financial infrastructure solutions for buy-side and sell-side market participants, including NYFIX, one of the industry’s largest FIX-based trading communities.
Serving more than 1,900 clients worldwide, we provide consistent, reliable access to the most up-to-date and innovative order routing, connectivity and trading solutions available. Top-tier trading firms, banks, brokers, exchanges and institutional investors rely on our technology, solutions and expertise to streamline their daily operations, connect to their desired markets, and trade when and where they want. All while being able to comply with global regulation.
With global offices in 18 locations covering all major financial centers, the merger of Itiviti and ULLINK in March 2018 creates a full service technology and infrastructure provider, covering all asset classes, geographies and regulatory landscapes.

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 LCH has always endeavoured to build strong relationships with partners across the global markets to deliver best-in-class risk management. With our accumulated experience and expertise, we are uniquely positioned to help participants increase capital and operational efficiency, while adhering to an expanding and complex set of cross-border regulations. Working together with our stakeholders, we have helped the market transition to central clearing by introducing an array of innovative enhancements. These include solo compression with blended rate, an expanded set of customer protection options, and the launch of LCH Spider, our portfolio margining tool. When combined with an uncompromising commitment to service delivery, it's no surprise that LCH is the natural choice of the world’s leading market participants.



Montreal Exchange



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.
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 Nikko Asset Management


Nikko Asset Management is one of Asia’s largest asset managers, providing high-conviction, active fund management across a range of Equity, Fixed Income, Multi-Asset and Alternative strategies. In addition, its complementary range of passive strategies covers more than 20 indices and includes some of Asia’s largest exchange-traded funds. Headquartered in Asia for nearly 60 years, the investment teams benefit from a unique global perspective complemented by the firm's historic Asian DNA, delivering consistent excellence in performance. The firm also prides itself on its progressive solution-driven approach, which has led to many innovative funds launched for its clients.






Stellar Trading Systems has supplied its global client base with cutting edge trading systems for over 14 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.





Thailand Futures Exchange PCL


Thailand Futures Exchange PCL (TFEX), a subsidiary of the Stock Exchange of Thailand, offers a broad
span of derivative products including equity, precious metal, interest rate, currency, and agriculture. The
most liquid products are SET50 Futures, Single Stock Futures, and Gold Futures. In 2017 TFEX had trading volume of 80 million contracts and ranked 26th among derivatives exchanges in the world by Futures Industry Association (FIA).




Trading Technologies




Trading Technologies creates professional trading software and 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® and X_TRADER® trading platforms, TT is developing domain-specific technology for cryptocurrency trading and rolling out machine-learning tools for real-time trade surveillance. TT serves a global customer base, employing 350+ people in 13 offices across North and South America, Europe and the Asia/Pacific region. For more, visit or follow @Trading_Tech on Twitter.



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China Futures Association 



China Futures Association
Founded on December 29, 2000, the China Futures Association is a self-regulatory organization for the futures industry in China. Its objectives are to provide a link between government and the futures industry, to serve its members, and to protect investor interests.

As of the end of 2017, CFA had 394 members, including futures companies, futures exchanges, the China Futures Market Monitoring Center, securities companies, asset management firms, private equity funds, risk management firms, banks and other affiliated local associations.

Information about CFA and its activities is available on the Association's website:



 Dalian Commodity Exchange 









Founded on February 28, 1993, Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE) is one of the four futures exchanges under the supervision and administration of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) upon the approval of the State Council. Among its 16 launched futures products approved by the CSRC are corn, corn starch, No. 1 soybean (non-gmo), No. 2 soybean (gmo), soybean meal, soybean oil, RBD palm olein, linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polypropylene(PP), coke, coking coal, iron ore, egg, fiberboard and blockboard. In addition, DCE has also launched after-hours trading of 8 products including RBD palm olein, soybean meal, soybean oil, No. 1 soybean (non-gmo), No. 2 soybean (gmo), coke, coking coal and iron ore. On March 31, 2017, DCE launched soybean meal options and its after-hours trading.

The Dalian futures market facilitates price discovery and risk management for market participants in related industries. In 2017, DCE achieved 1.10 billion contracts and RMB 52.01 trillion respectively in trading volume and turnover. DCE is world’s largest futures markets in oils, plastics, coal, iron ore and agriculture products.





Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange





Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange (hereafter referred to as ZCE) was founded on October 12, 1990. With the approval of the State Council, ZCE was chosen as the first pilot unit in China’s futures market. As two year’s trading of cash commodity achieved great performance, ZCE has officially launched futures trading since May 28, 1993.
By March 1, 2018, ZCE has listed 17 futures products and one options product, including Common Wheat, Strong Gluten Wheat, Early Long-Grain Nonglutinous Rice, Late Indica Rice, Japonica Rice, Cotton, Cotton Yarn, Rapeseed, Rapeseed Oil, Rapeseed Meal, White Sugar, Apple, Thermal Coal, Methanol, Pure Terephthalic Acid (PTA), Flat Glass, Manganese Silicon, Ferrosilicon and White Sugar options, covering agriculture, energy, chemical, building materials industry, metallurgy and other crucial fields of the national economy.




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