Kuala Lumpur, 12 April 2001

The Securities Industry Development Centre (SIDC) in collaboration with the Kuala Lumpur Options and Financial Futures Exchange (KLOFFE) will be organising a one-day seminar on stock index options on 17 April 2001 at the Securities Commission.

The seminar, entitled "Stock Index Option: A New Frontier for the Malaysian Derivatives Market" is organised in conjunction with the launch of the KLSE Composite Index (KLSE CI) options contracts on 1 December 2000.

The KLSE CI options which is the first exchange-traded options in the country has increased opportunities for portfolio management and trading strategies for market participants. In line with the Capital Market Masterplan, it also offers investors an additional avenue for hedging, risk management or even 'speculation' in the Malaysian market.
This seminar is targeted at fund managers, venture capitalists, brokers, financial planners, as well as the public who wish to get an insight on trading options.

A wide range of experts, both local and international, will share their knowledge on various aspects of stock index options encompassing the risks and benefits as well as trading strategies, global trends and developments.

Distinguished speakers who will be delivering a presentation during the seminar are:
Ms Urs Schneider, a delegate to the Executive Committee of the International Financial Risk Institute of Geneva;
Dr. Malick Sy of Derivatives Consultant, Singapore;
Mr Lim Boon Keng of Goldman Sachs, Hong Kong;
Mr Hon Cheung of State Street Global Advisers, Singapore; and
Mr Anthony Lim of Mayban Futures and Mr David Lo of HLG Futures.
Topics to be presented at the seminar include:
The Derivatives Market: Global Trends and Developments - Macro View of Global Trends and Current Developments of the Global Derivatives Market.
Product Overview of Index Options Concepts, Index Options Vs Index Futures, Benefits, Risks and Basic Strategies
Market Opportunities for Index Options - Market Overview and Opportunities from a Trader's Perspective
Stock Index Options - An International Fund Manager's Experience
Trading Index Options - A Broker's Perspective
Risk Management in the International Investment Industry
Stock Index Options - Opportunities for Malaysian Retail Investors
Licensed intermediaries will also be pleased to know that the seminar is CPE-approved and carries 10 CPE points.

Course registration is RM200 per person. For further information on the seminar, please contact Ms Joanne Tan at telephone number 03-6204 8000, fax: 03-6201 5811 or email to [email protected]. Seminar details are also available here.


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