Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has recently permitted Category III Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) to trade in the commodity derivatives market, the first category of financial institutions to participate in this market. It is expected that other categories of financial institutions would, similarly, be allowed over time. It is against this backdrop that FICCI is organising this Conference on ‘Institutional Participation in Commodity Derivative Markets’. MCX Investor Protection Fund and Thomson Reuters are the co-organisers at the event.
Mr Ajay Tyagi, Chairman, SEBI, has been invited to deliver the Inaugural Address at the Conference.
The Conference aims to discuss experience and best practices of regulators and participants from other jurisdictions, and share their experiences in regulating, trading and developing financial products around commodity derivatives. Participants at the Conference would be fund managers from global financial institutions like mutual funds and ETFs active in commodity-based trading, and other institutions who would be participating for the first time in India’s commodity markets.