– FlexC, Net Total Return offerings cited as innovations that further “futurised” OTC markets
– SGX’s “virtual steel mill” drove strong growth in commodity derivatives
FOW, a publication for the global futures and options industry, cited SGX’s development of FlexC futures in foreign exchange (FX), as well as the rollout of Asia’s first Net Total Return equity-index futures, as innovations that further “futurised” the over-the-counter (OTC) markets. SGX’s “virtual steel mill” – combining efficiencies in iron ore, coking coal and freight derivatives – also drove strong growth in commodities. FOW announced its annual award winners on 20 September in Singapore.
Michael Syn, Head of Derivatives at SGX, said, “We are delighted to have earned this accolade with our risk-management offerings, which we have designed with the client in mind: global portfolio investors seeking unmatched access to Asian emerging markets. The region’s continued growth is an opportunity for us to raise the bar and enhance our role as a multi-asset exchange.”
In August, SGX was awarded “Best FX Exchange in Asia” and “Best FX Clearing House in Asia” by FX Week, following voting by FX and money-market professionals. Last week, the exchange was named “Derivatives Exchange of the Year” by Asia Risk for a fifth consecutive year.