Kenanga Futures Announces “Back 2 The Futures” Campaign

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PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

KUALA LUMPUR, 15 August 2018 – Kenanga Futures Sdn Bhd (“Kenanga Futures”) is back with its second nationwide campaign, “Back 2 The Futures” – a campaign that enables domestic clients to access both the U.S. and Malaysian listed derivatives on CME Group and Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad (“BMD”), respectively, and be rewarded.

Taking place from 15 August to 15 November 2018, the Campaign rewards petrol cards worth up to RM200 to new individual clients who trade BMD products, including new and existing clients who open an account and trade CME Group products.

“This is our second nationwide campaign and we are honoured to be supported by BMD and CME Group, the world’s leading derivatives exchange. This Campaign now makes it even easier for clients to be rewarded whilst being able to trade on both CME Group and BMD products on a single platform, which is our very own KDF TradeActive™ that’s available on both desktop and mobile devices,” said Azila Abdul Aziz, Chief Executive Officer and Head of Listed Derivatives, Kenanga Futures Sdn Bhd.

KDF TradeActive™ is the company’s trademarked real-time customised online trading solution where clients can now access both the U.S. and Malaysian listed derivatives on KDF TradeActive™, giving customers easy access to real-time market data and flexibility to trade onthe-go.

“We are pleased to work with Kenanga Futures to help clients in Malaysia access new trading opportunities in global derivatives markets,” said Christopher Fix, Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific, CME Group. “By connecting to platforms such as KDF TradeActive™, we are helping to develop futures and options markets for Malaysian market participants as well as traders worldwide.”

“This Campaign by Kenanga Futures, which is designed to actively encourage trading of both U.S. and Malaysian listed derivatives through a digital platform, plays a key role in bridging the divide between retail investors and derivatives trading. This in line with our commitment to educate and increase the participation of retail investors in the derivatives market,” said Jamaluddin Nor Mohamad, Chief Executive Officer, Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad.

The Campaign* is open to all existing clients and new eligible individuals aged 18 and above. Participants will need to open an account with Kenanga Futures to start trading CME Group and BMD products, and trade the minimum number of contracts within the first 45 calendar days commencing from the date of account opening or signing of the relevant documents to trade CME Group products. Participants can trade these products via KDF TradeActive™ or by calling the dealing desk at 03 – 2172 3888. All eligible participants will automatically be enrolled in the Campaign.

Commenting further on the Campaign, Azila added, “While we want to capture a new audience and grow our customer base, we ensure that we are continuously engaging, educating and experiencing with our new and existing clients. The Campaign is one of our initiatives where we do our part to create awareness among the general public to be equipped with the right information about listed derivatives – to place funds with a licensed futures broker and trade on regulated Exchanges. It’s about building a smart derivatives trading community in Malaysia with reliable access to a diverse range of futures products listed on both BMD and CME Group.”

Kenanga Futures maintains its focus on business initiatives that are high impact, cost efficient,and rapidly executed while maintaining its customer-centric focus and compliance culture.

For more information about Kenanga Futures and “Back 2 The Futures” campaign, please visit www.kenanga.com.my.

About Kenanga Futures Sdn Bhd

Kenanga Futures Sdn Bhd is an award-winning Malaysian listed derivatives broker regulated under the Securities Commission Malaysia and Bursa Malaysia Berhad. The company offers clients electronic market access to trade listed products on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives and CME Group. Apart from being a direct member of Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad and the clearinghouse, the company is also a registered broker with the U.S. CFTC and was granted exemption relief pursuant to Commission Regulation 30.10 which enables the company to paper directly with entities in the U.S. On the domestic front, the company has an extensive network with 24 branches nationwide licensed to trade listed derivatives.

Clients can access both U.S. and Malaysian listed derivatives on a single trading platform via the company’s trademarked real-time customised online trading solution, KDF TradeActive™. KDF TradeActive™ is available on both desktop and mobile devices, giving clients easy access to real-time market data and flexibility to trade on-the-go.

About CME Group

As the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) is where the world comes to manage risk. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural products and metals. Around the world, CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex® electronic trading platform.

CME Group also operates one of the world’s leading central counterparty clearing providers through CME Clearing, which offers clearing and settlement services across asset classes for exchange-traded and over-the-counter derivatives. CME Group products and services ensure that businesses around the world can effectively manage risk and achieve growth.

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This Press Release was issued by Kenanga Group’s Marketing & Communications department. For more information, please contact:

Chuah Sze Phing
DID: +603 – 2172 2918
Email: szephingchuah@kenanga.com.my

Melisa Yim
DID: +603 – 2172 2920
Email: melisayim@kenanga.com.my

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