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ACI Singapore – The Financial Markets Association has been renamed to Financial Markets Association of Singapore

Dear Members,

ACI Singapore – The Financial Markets Association has been renamed to FINANCIAL MARKETS ASSOCIATION OF SINGAPORE with a new Logo with immediate effect. We will continue to be affiliated to ACI FMA (The Global Body).

During the 47th Annual General Meeting held on 14th January 2021, it was announced that ACI Singapore would be changing its name to reflect a stronger focus on the domestic agenda.

The genesis of the financial market association in Singapore began with the Forex Club in the 1980s. As the foreign exchange market developed in Singapore and in Asia, the association organised itself with affiliation to the global Association Cambiste Internationale, ACI - The Financial Markets Association. The relationship flourished and cumulated with the holding of two ACI world congresses in Singapore during the year of 2001 and 2013.

The financial markets have evolved globally as products progressed from foreign exchange to derivatives of every asset class. From manual dealing and broking to computing power-intensive electronic trading venues driven by algorithm and direct market access platforms.

The executive committee recommends that we adopt a progressive mentality and refocus our efforts to live up to our association’s stated objective of fostering collaboration within the financial market ecosystem. An ecosystem that includes all participants who support the efficient working and development of the financial market in Singapore such as the treasury middle and back office, the risk and compliance professions and the regulated venue operators for financial instruments.

In addition to the expanded population of qualifying members, the association is creating a new class of membership which allows component institutions to enrol more of their staff to benefit from the association’ activities organised to improve standards, increase collaboration, develop new markets, educate members, socialise and promote charity. With the major change in direction, the association has changed its name to reflect a stronger focus on the domestic agenda.

Please note that we are in the process of creating a new website and more details will be announced in the coming weeks once ready. In the meantime, please refer to our website at

Andrew Ng
Financial Markets Association of Singapore


Women@ACI Singapore in Collaboration with ACI London Presents

Choose to Challenge (Virtual Seminar)

Date :              Thursday, 18 March 2021

Time :             8pm (SGT)


In celebration of International Women's Day and an inaugural collaboration with ACI UK, Women@ACI presents Choose to Challenge, a special 5-themes virtual event on Thursday, 18 th March @ 8pm with our Guest Speaker Ms Suman Balani and our Special Speakers and Moderators on the following topics:

1. Mental Wellness
Speaker: Mr Jonathan Phelan, Founder of Evenhood
Moderator: Ms Maria Aldous, Partner in Options Group London

2. How to build a diverse recruitment strategy
Speaker: Ms Dominie Moss, Founder of The Return Hub
Moderator: Ms Sonia Gianasi, Marketer

3. Glass ceiling - there or not?
Speaker: Ms Sneha Sanghvi, Head of Financial Markets - Asia of Westpac Banking Corporation
Moderator: Mr Kenneth Kan, Managing Partner and Chief-of-Staff of Dymon Asia Capital

4. How to balance work-life priorities and keep the network
Speaker: Ms Janet Adams, Independent Consultant
Moderator: Ms Lisa Spiteri – Regional Head, Bank Sales, APAC – 360 Trading Network

5. How to protect yourself from harassment/bullies
Speaker: Mr Kevin Kan, Chief Experience Officer of Break Out Consulting Asia
Moderator: Ms Silvia Wong, Head of Singapore of Integral Development Corp

Event Outline:

• Welcome brief & introduction by Ms Katharine Leaman, ACI UK and Ms Sabrina Tan, ACI Singapore
• Kick-off by Guest Speaker Ms Suman Balani
• Breakout Room each run by a special speaker and moderator
• Breakout rooms summaries by the 5 Moderators
• Closing by Ms Suman Balani

Each of the theme would be held separately in a breakout room. During registration of the event, members are to indicate 2 of their preferred themes and this would be on a first-come-first serve basis. In the event if the breakout room of the preferred theme is full, members would be assigned to other breakout rooms instead.

This exclusive event is complimentary to all fully registered and paid-up ACIS members and capped at a capacity of 45 pax. Successful members will be notified by return mail. Non-members from the financial markets may also apply to attend the event but will be required to pay a registration fee of $107 (inclusive of GST) if places are available.

To register your interest and your preferred themes, please kindly email to ACIS Secretariat at

We look forward to seeing you at our virtual event.