Q&A: Bursa Malaysia looks to build on its palm oil derivatives market

Volatility has driven up volumes and the exchange chief is looking to expand

Chong Kim Seng
Chong Kim Seng, Bursa Malaysia Derivatives: commodity derivative growth

Chong Kim Seng has been at the helm of Bursa Malaysia Derivatives (BMD) since 2009 and has overseen a period in which volumes for the Malaysian exchange's benchmark crude palm oil futures contract (FCPO) have more than doubled. Chong says the next phase of BMD's journey will see an expansion of its suite of commodity derivative products.

How much of the price volatility in palm oil over the last year has come from lower oil prices and how much from the flooding in Malaysia?

Chong Kim Seng, CEO,

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