News & Events


Trading Cryptocurrencies in 2021: Risk & Opportunities

Date :             Thursday, May 6, 2021

Time :           12:30 – 1:30pm SGT


After taking nearly 11 years to reach $20,000, it took just 22 days for Bitcoin to surge another $20,000. The cryptocurrency's rapid rise—by more than 500% in the past year alone—along with the proliferation of other digital currencies has sparked interest from retail and institutional investors alike.

Join us for a lunchtime panel discussion with industry experts who will offer key insights into:

  • Generating alpha from cryptocurrency trading
  • How different the landscape is in 2021 compared to 2017
  • The infrastructure required to be an institutional investor
  • The future of cryptocurrency

Please click here to Register / view Speakers & Moderator Bio : link

This exclusive event is complimentary to all fully registered and paid-up FMAS members. Successful registrants will be notified by email. Non-members from the financial sector may also apply to attend the event but will be required to pay a registration fee. For enquiries, please email to

Organized by: Financial Markets Association of Singapore

Supported by: Bloomberg


ASIFMA China Capital Markets Week

Date :              19 - 23 April 2021

Venue :           Virtual Event


FMAS is proud to collaborate with ASIFMA as one of the endorsers supporting ASIFMA China Capital Markets Week, to be held in the mornings of 19-23 April 2021. FMAS Members are entitled to a discounted delegate fee at USD99 per person (original at USD125) for the virtual week.

For details and enrolment, please click here for the updates. If you are interested to join the virtual week, please register here, which has the PROMO CODE: FMAS4657 embedded. A confirmation email with event login details will be sent to you shortly for successful registration. Seats are served on first-come-first-served basis.

The event organizer - ASIFMA, reserves the right to decide eligibility to attend the event.

For more information, please email to


ACI Singapore – The Financial Markets Association has been renamed to Financial Markets Association of Singapore

Dear Members,

ACI Singapore – The Financial Markets Association has been renamed to FINANCIAL MARKETS ASSOCIATION OF SINGAPORE with a new Logo with immediate effect. We will continue to be affiliated to ACI FMA (The Global Body).

During the 47th Annual General Meeting held on 14th January 2021, it was announced that ACI Singapore would be changing its name to reflect a stronger focus on the domestic agenda.

The genesis of the financial market association in Singapore began with the Forex Club in the 1980s. As the foreign exchange market developed in Singapore and in Asia, the association organised itself with affiliation to the global Association Cambiste Internationale, ACI - The Financial Markets Association. The relationship flourished and cumulated with the holding of two ACI world congresses in Singapore during the year of 2001 and 2013.

The financial markets have evolved globally as products progressed from foreign exchange to derivatives of every asset class. From manual dealing and broking to computing power-intensive electronic trading venues driven by algorithm and direct market access platforms.

The executive committee recommends that we adopt a progressive mentality and refocus our efforts to live up to our association’s stated objective of fostering collaboration within the financial market ecosystem. An ecosystem that includes all participants who support the efficient working and development of the financial market in Singapore such as the treasury middle and back office, the risk and compliance professions and the regulated venue operators for financial instruments.

In addition to the expanded population of qualifying members, the association is creating a new class of membership which allows component institutions to enrol more of their staff to benefit from the association’ activities organised to improve standards, increase collaboration, develop new markets, educate members, socialise and promote charity. With the major change in direction, the association has changed its name to reflect a stronger focus on the domestic agenda.

Please note that we are in the process of creating a new website and more details will be announced in the coming weeks once ready. In the meantime, please refer to our website at

Andrew Ng
Financial Markets Association of Singapore


Women@ACI Singapore in Collaboration with ACI London Presents

Choose to Challenge (Virtual Seminar)

Date :              Thursday, 18 March 2021

Time :             8pm (SGT)


In celebration of International Women's Day and an inaugural collaboration with ACI UK, Women@ACI presents Choose to Challenge, a special 5-themes virtual event on Thursday, 18 th March @ 8pm with our Guest Speaker Ms Suman Balani and our Special Speakers and Moderators on the following topics:

1. Mental Wellness
Speaker: Mr Jonathan Phelan, Founder of Evenhood
Moderator: Ms Maria Aldous, Partner in Options Group London

2. How to build a diverse recruitment strategy
Speaker: Ms Dominie Moss, Founder of The Return Hub
Moderator: Ms Sonia Gianasi, Marketer

3. Glass ceiling - there or not?
Speaker: Ms Sneha Sanghvi, Head of Financial Markets - Asia of Westpac Banking Corporation
Moderator: Mr Kenneth Kan, Managing Partner and Chief-of-Staff of Dymon Asia Capital

4. How to balance work-life priorities and keep the network
Speaker: Ms Janet Adams, Independent Consultant
Moderator: Ms Lisa Spiteri – Regional Head, Bank Sales, APAC – 360 Trading Network

5. How to protect yourself from harassment/bullies
Speaker: Mr Kevin Kan, Chief Experience Officer of Break Out Consulting Asia
Moderator: Ms Silvia Wong, Head of Singapore of Integral Development Corp

Event Outline:

• Welcome brief & introduction by Ms Katharine Leaman, ACI UK and Ms Sabrina Tan, ACI Singapore
• Kick-off by Guest Speaker Ms Suman Balani
• Breakout Room each run by a special speaker and moderator
• Breakout rooms summaries by the 5 Moderators
• Closing by Ms Suman Balani

Each of the theme would be held separately in a breakout room. During registration of the event, members are to indicate 2 of their preferred themes and this would be on a first-come-first serve basis. In the event if the breakout room of the preferred theme is full, members would be assigned to other breakout rooms instead.

This exclusive event is complimentary to all fully registered and paid-up ACIS members and capped at a capacity of 45 pax. Successful members will be notified by return mail. Non-members from the financial markets may also apply to attend the event but will be required to pay a registration fee of $107 (inclusive of GST) if places are available.

To register your interest and your preferred themes, please kindly email to ACIS Secretariat at

We look forward to seeing you at our virtual event.


ACI Singapore is Proud to Organise

Asia Financial Markets Forum 2021 Prelude (Virtual)

Date :              Friday, 22 January 2021

Time :              2.00pm to 5.30pm (Registration starts 1pm)

Keynote Speaker: Ms Jacqueline Loh, Deputy Managing Director, (Markets & Development/Corporate Development) of the Monetary Authority of Singapore

Since the Global Financial Crisis, the financial markets are undergoing fundamental changes and banks and financial institutions are facing increased challenges through digital disruption, new technologies and new capital and regulatory standards amidst revenue and cost pressures. Whilst the market volatility seen in 2020 has generally benefitted the financial markets business, there is an open question about how to align the cost base with revenue drivers for the next phase.

This event will feature speakers and themes that will bring new insights from our thought leaders in the Financial Markets which would help our leaders of today and nurture the leaders of tomorrow. The topics will showcase the current opportunities and challenges within our business and will deliver content that would be thoughtful and unique. For our virtual event on 22nd January 2021, the content will focus on three important themes that we have identified which are:

  • Geopolitical chessboard and its impact on financial markets
  • Financial markets industry of the future
  • Sustainability for banks and financial services

This event is BY INVITATION only. To register for this event, please kindly register via this link and indicate your valid ACIS membership number/Invitation Code during registration for verification and confirmation purpose. Do register fast as seats are limited. *Terms & Conditions apply, subject to the discretion of ACI Singapore – The Financial Markets Association (the organiser).

For queries, please kindly email to or refer to our website at for more information and agenda of this event.