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Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Hosts Appreciation Dinner For Talk Futures Participating Brokers - ‘Talk Futures' Roadshows Highlight Trading Opportunities In Derivatives; Jan-0ct 2011 Domestic Retail Trading Volume Increases By 31%

Date 13/12/2011

Bursa Malaysia Derivatives (BMD) hosted an appreciation dinner for participating brokers of its Talk Futures roadshows last night in celebration of the success of the educational series. In its second year, Talk Futures is aimed at creating a class of investors who are equipped with the knowledge of trading in equity, commodity and financial futures. The Talk Futures roadshows are part of BMD's retail investment programme aimed primarily at encouraging greater retail participation in the derivatives market.

The roadshows, organised in collaboration with the futures broking industry, highlighted derivatives trading opportunities in the current volatile market environment as well as the use of trading strategies and tools to assist traders in making informed decisions.

In his welcome remarks, Dato' Tajuddin Atan, Chief Executive Officer of Bursa Malaysia Berhad and Chairman of Bursa Malaysia Derivatives said, "What we have achieved in the short span of time is encouraging. 2011 has been a very good year for our derivatives business.

"Trading volume for the domestic retail segment has grown by 31 per cent in the first ten months of this year compared to last year. The successful organisation of the Talk Futures roadshows has been one of the contributory factors. We aim to reach more potential futures traders next year."

The second instalment of the Talk Futures roadshows commenced in June 2011 and will conclude at the end of December 2011. To-date, 75 roadshows have been conducted in 26 locations nationwide, reaching approximately 3,000 people.

The participating brokers feted for their participation and contribution to the Talk Futures roadshows were AmFutures Sdn Bhd, CIMB Futures Sdn Bhd, ECM Libra Investment Bank Bhd, Hong Leong Investment Bank Bhd, IF Derivatives Sdn Bhd, Inter-Pacific Securities Sdn Bhd, LT International Futures (M) Sdn Bhd, Oriental Pacific Futures Sdn Bhd, OSK Investment Bank Bhd, Phillip Futures Sdn Bhd and TA Futures Sdn Bhd.

For more information on Talk Futures, please visit www.bursamalaysia.com