Derivatives Trading for the Palm Oil Industry

Investor Education & Capacity Building Programmes

20
Mar 2023

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

SIDC LAMS

MYR FOC *Fee is not inclusive of 6% SST

Derivatives Programme for Professionals

This initiative is supported by the Capital Market Development Fund (CMDF)

Derivatives are an important risk management tool for the palm oil industry. It is not only used by the palm oil producers and refiners as hedging instruments, derivatives contracts are also used by speculators and arbitrageurs to generate potential opportunities thus playing an important role in the derivatives ecosystem.

This webinar will uncover the application of Crude Palm Oil Futures (FCPO) and Options in Crude Palm Oil Futures (OCPO) trading strategies to manage price risk and capitalise on the potential opportunities that it brings.

   

Programme Objective

This webinar is designed to provide participants with a deeper understanding and application of how palm oil industry players and derivatives traders use FCPO and OCPO to manage CPO price risk and capitalise the potential opportunities.

 

Mode

Live Webinar

 

Target Audience

  • Capital Market and Services Representative License (CMSRL) holders
  • Professionals who are interested to learn more on how FCPO and OCPO can be a tool for risk management and to capitalised potential opportunities from the trading

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this  programme, the participants will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of FCPO and OCPO in the Palm Oil industry
  • Identify the derivatives trading strategies used in the Palm Oil market
  • Discuss how and when the strategies are best to be implemented
  • Analyse and discuss, based on the case study presented, risk management and capitalising potential opportunities of FCPO and OCPO trading

Competencies

  1. Core – Risk Management (Proficiency Level 3)
  2. Foundational (Product) – Capital Market Products (Proficiency Level 4)
  3. Functional (Process) – Derivatives Dealing (Proficiency Level 4)
8.30 pm – 10.30 pm Advanced Derivatives: Derivatives Trading for the Palm Oil Industry

Palm Oil Industry: The Importance of FCPO and OCPO

  • Price risks sharing: Facilitation for on the market CPO
  • Price volatility: Assists CPO producers
  • Price discovery & stabiliser: Risk reduction and redistribution channel

Trading Strategies for FCPO and OCPO

What are the Strategies and When to Used it?

  • Calendar spreads
  • Intra-commodity spreads (vs. soy oil or crude oil)
  • Market neutral strategies

Case Study: FCPO and OCPO Trading

Risk management and capitalising potential opportunities

Q&A Session

About the Speaker

*The SIDC reserves the right to amend the programme as deemed appropriate without prior notice

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