China edges closer to derivatives industry

China has moved closer to developing its domestic derivatives industry through a memorandum of understanding signed between the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (Isda) and the China Futures Association (CFA).

Signed by Scott O’Malia, CEO of Isda, and Zhichao Liu, chairman of the CFA, the memorandum is intended to facilitate sharing of ideas that will help bring best practise to those active in the industry locally.

The memorandum covers information sharing and exchange, regular communication to promote understanding and cooperation, exchange of staff and training, and co-hosting of educational industry conferences. It will last for a period of five years, starting 4 December, 2015.

Liu said: “We are very pleased to sign this MoU with Isda, and look forward to working together toward the same goal of educating market participants. With the joint efforts of both parties, we truly believe this collaboration will promote the development of the derivatives industry. We look forward to working with Isda in the years ahead.”


Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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