SGX names new derivatives head

9 January 2011 – Singapore Exchange (SGX) today announced the appointment of Mr Michael Syn as Senior Vice President and Head of Derivatives from 1 March.

In his new role, Mr Syn will lead SGX's growth in the trading and distribution of derivatives, building on our position as an award-winning derivatives exchange. In 2010, SGX was named the Derivatives Exchange of the Year by Asia Risk. Mr Syn will report to Mr Gan Seow Ann, President of SGX.

Mr Syn joins SGX from DBS Asset Management, where he oversaw the regional management of the firm as Chief Operating Officer. He brings with him many years of leadership and business development experience in investment banking and investment management, including six years at UBS London, heading its UK derivatives risk.

Mr Syn holds an MA and PhD in Engineering from Cambridge University, UK. He is an advisor to the Wealth Management Institute, an arm of Temasek Holdings, and sits on the advisory council of the Centre for Asset Management Research and Investments at NUS Business School. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Singapore Management University.

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