SIDC organises Saturday seminar to promote understanding on futures and options

Kuala Lumpur, 18 September 2001

The Securities Industry Development Centre (SIDC) is organising a seminar on Understanding Futures and Options - Trading in the Malaysian Derivatives Market as part of its Saturday Seminar series. This half-day seminar will be held at the Securities Commission (SC) Building on 22 September 2001.

This seminar aims to provide participants with a fundamental understanding of the range of derivatives instruments available in the Malaysian market, especially in terms of the use of these instruments to protect portfolio value and manage risk.

In line with this, the seminar will discuss, among others:

  • current developments in the Malaysian derivatives market;
  • fundamental principles and applications on the use of futures for hedging, speculating and arbitraging purposes;
  • options strategies and pricing; and
  • the Business Rules of the Malaysia Derivatives Exchange Bhd (MDEX).

The seminar will be facilitated by Encik Hamzah Mahmood, Director of Dealings at Kenanga Deutsche Futures Sdn Bhd (KDMG), who has vast experience and knowledge on the Malaysian derivatives industry, particularly in futures and options trading. Encik Hamzah also sits on the Capital Market Advisory Council (CMAC), which advises the SC on issues relating to the implementation of the Capital Market Masterplan.

Prior to his appointment in KDMG, Encik Hamzah was the Assistant Vice President of Paine Webber International (S) Pte Ltd and has dealt with various clients from central banks, financial institutions and large corporations in the Southeast Asia region. He was also the Head of Derivatives Trading in Saudi British Bank in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where he was involved in the setting up of the derivatives desk to take proprietary trading positions and provide professional advice to corporate clients in using derivatives products in hedging.

The seminar will benefit academicians, students and candidates preparing for the SIDC's Malaysian Futures and Options examination, and the general investors. Individuals involved in commodities trading would also benefit from the seminar as issues relating to the fundamentals of futures and options will be discussed.

The seminar carries five CPE-points which dealer's representatives can accumulate for licence renewal next year. CPE refers to the SIDC's Continuing Professional Education programme which was introduced in January 2001 to enhance professional competence of licensed representatives and in the long run, create a culture of continuous education and improvement among them. The points collected from attending the CPE courses will be a pre-requisite for dealer's representative licence renewals from July 2002 and eventually cover all other categories of licences.

The registration fee is RM150 per person. A special discount is given to students (registration fee - RM50 per person). Interested parties may contact Zairulnizad Shahrim at tel : 03-62048596, fax: 03-62015811 or e-mail [email protected]. For the latest programme details, pls click here.


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