Monday, November 05, 2012

SGX Wins Industry’s Vote as Exchange of the Year

Singapore Exchange (SGX) was recognised as the “Exchange of the Year 2012” at the Asia Risk Awards ceremony held in Hong Kong on 1 November 2012.
According to the judging panel, SGX demonstrated “the strongest achievements and developments, across all asset classes and regional bank categories, with a forward-looking approach to clearing and firm commitment on risk management”.
The Asia Risk Awards was established by Asia Risk magazine in 2000 to recognise best practices and innovation in derivatives and risk management in Asia-Pacific.
“We are delighted by this recognition from Asia Risk, and appreciate the feedback from the industry that helped SGX earn this recognition.  Customers come to us for a safe and efficient clearing environment, underpinned by Singapore’s transparent and well-rated legal and regulatory framework.  Our efforts are focused on ensuring that we remain abreast of the rapidly evolving regulatory landscape across Europe and the US, in order to continue to link Asian, European and US customers on one platform” said Muthkrishnan Ramaswami, President, Singapore Exchange.
As Asia’s pioneering central clearing house, SGX is the preferred central counterparty for the clearing and settlement of financial, derivatives and commodity products in both securities and derivatives markets.
In 2012, SGX’s derivatives open interest reached a record high of over 2.4 million lots and SGX was ranked the world’s second fastest growing futures market in open interest terms by the Futures Industry Association.
SGX was also recently given three awards: “Asian Derivatives Exchange of the Year”, “Asian Clearing House of the Year” and “Professional Traders’ Asian Derivatives Exchange of the Year” by the Futures & Options World 2012, a global derivatives publication.

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