BritCham Breakfast Club – Update Friday, 2 Oct 2015, 7:55 AM


BritCham invites NBAS members to join their Breakfast Club: 

SGX – Staying ahead of the game in a competitive and volatile market.

Singapore punches above its weight in many ways, and SGX is no exception. Michael Syn, Head of Derivatives at SGX, will discuss how the exchange has successfully positioned itself against the ‘Goliath’ exchanges of the world, how this is helping market participants manage the current unprecedented levels of volatility, and how SGX’s story to-date is shaping the next chapter for the exchange, and Singapore as a nation.

The audience will enjoy a discussion on:

Redefining the role of the exchange
SGX’s leadership in developing the commodity risk management ecosystem, including its pioneering of the iron ore derivatives contract
How success factors are being replicated across new markets including electricity and LNG
How this has complemented and enhanced Singapore’s particular strategic and locational advantages
How SGX is helping companies implement strategies to mitigate uncertainties in regional markets and across asset classes

Date: Friday, 16 October, 2015

Time: 07:30 AM – 09:00 AM

Venue: Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211

Attendance Fee: $65 for NBAS Members (Supporting Organisation rate)

Registration: Click here to go to BritCham’s event page

About the Speaker
Mr Michael Syn is Executive Vice President and Head of Derivatives at SGX.

He oversees SGX’s growth in the trading and clearing of Asian derivatives, anchored on its multi-award winning Equity and Commodity businesses. He also leads SGX’s product innovation efforts in Foreign Exchange and Power & Gas, as well as platform innovation in Asian OTC clearing.

Mr Syn joined SGX on 1 March 2011 with a background in investment banking and investment management, working in both London and Singapore. His previous role before joining SGX was as Chief Operating Officer of DBS Asset Management, a subsidiary of DBS Bank, where he oversaw the regional management of the firm.

Mr Syn graduated with MA and PhD degrees from Gonville & Caius College in Cambridge University.