Blackwell Global Group x CME Group Event: Trend of Futures Market
Dinner Gala During 17th Shanghai International Money Fair Concluded with Great Success
Hong Kong, 16 December 2019 – Blackwell Global and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group hosted a futures market event at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Shanghai on Saturday, 13 December 2019. Held during the 17th Shanghai International Money Fair, the dinner gala featured an evening of networking and closer ties among clients, industry professionals and media representatives.
Kelvin Lee, Director of the Customer Development and Sales Department in the CME Group, kicked off the dinner with an opening speech which introduced the organisation’s history and overview to participants of the event. Mr Lee also shared his insights on the developments and trends of the futures market.
In addition, the 4-hour dinner featured special guest speaker Benjamin Yeo, Head of Commodity Derivatives in Philips Futures, who analysed the economic outlook of the international futures market.
Blackwell Global was represented by Chang Wai Hong, Executive Director of Blackwell Global Securities as well as 10 other colleagues. During his speech, Mr Chang shared the company’s focus on developing its futures business moving forward. The full-service brokerage firm is committed to providing a larger range of futures products, as well as advanced trading platforms and professional services to futures traders worldwide.
The dinner was well received by guests as it provided an excellent opportunity for key players within the financial industry to mingle and better understand each other’s contribution towards the operation of the international futures market. Strategies and possibilities for future initiatives were similarly discussed, sparking ideas among members to explore collaborations which could see a broader range of investment options be made available to the Chinese market.
About Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group (CME Group)
Founded in 1841, the CME Group is the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, enabling clients to trade futures, options, cash and OTC markets, optimize portfolios, and analyse data – empowering market participants worldwide to efficiently manage risk and capture opportunities through its various exchanges such as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) and Commodity Exchange (COMEX), offering the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural products and metals. CME Group handles an average of 3 billion contracts each year, valued at approximately $1 trillion USD.