DGCX Welcomes RAKBANK to the Exchange, Underpinning its Expanding Member Community
The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) today announced that RAKBANK has been listed as a new Trade Member of the Exchange. The move underpins DGCX’s rapidly growing member community, and highlights the mounting interest from large, regionally based financial institutions to access the Exchange for hedging and investment opportunities.
RAKBANK is one of the most dynamic banks in the UAE, with its Total Assets reaching AED 57.3 billion as of June 30 2019, recently executed its first trade on the DGCX on 10th October, in the DGCX’s INR-Dollar Futures contract (DINR).
Les Male, CEO of DGCX, commented: “Building on the momentum of our expanding community, we are proud to welcome RAKBANK to the DGCX as one of our valued Trade Members. We are delighted to reinforce this relationship, which was first forged in 2017, and look forward to their active participation as we further enhance the liquidity of our derivatives market. As we approach the end of the year, we will seek to strengthen collaboration with other local investors, providing tools that improve their ability to protect and grow their portfolios.”
In April of this year, the DGCX also announced that it plans to launch a Mini-Gold Futures product in partnership with RAKBANK, offering investors the chance to trade gold in smaller denominations. The contract will be denominated in 10 gram units, allowing customers from across the region to buy gold simply and securely through the DGCX platform
Vikas Suri, Managing Director-Treasury, said: “We are excited to join the DGCX as a Trade Member and gain access to the diverse range of risk-management and investment tools offered by the Exchange. The DGCX is a proven highly liquid derivatives market with a robust regulatory framework and its own clearing house, which provides a secure trading and settlement environment. RAKBANK is extremely confident in our membership with DGCX as it will add great value to our business and enhance our bullion portfolio.”
In the third quarter of 2019, the DGCX traded over 7.98 million contracts valued at over USD 133 billion, to register its best quarter since inception. The DGCX currently offers contracts across four product portfolios: Currencies; Equities; Hydrocarbons; and Metals.
About DGCX: Established in 2005, DGCX is the region’s leading derivatives exchange and the only one allowing global participants to trade, clear and settle transactions within the Gulf region. The Exchange has played a pioneering role in developing the regional market for derivatives and financial infrastructure. DGCX is an electronic commodity and currency derivatives exchange with over 200 members from across the globe, offering futures and options contracts covering the precious metals, energy, equities and currency sectors. DGCX is a subsidiary of DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre), a Dubai Government Authority for trade, enterprise and commodities. For more information: www.dgcx.ae
DGCX also owns and operates the region’s largest and only multi-asset Clearing House – Dubai Commodities Clearing Corporation (DCCC). DCCC is federally regulated by the Securities & Commodities Authority (SCA) and is recognized as a Third-Country CCP by European Securities Markets Authority (ESMA) with over 90 clearers from across the globe. For more information: www.dccc.co.ae
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