Media Release

 Media Release

BSE signs MoU with Nashik Sarafa Association to develop the commodity derivatives market in India

Mumbai, December 22nd, 2021: BSE - India's second largest commodity exchange today signed a MoU with the Nashik Sarafa Association continuing its efforts to grow and develop the commodities and derivatives market in India.

The MoU aims to deepen the understanding of commodities and derivatives market amongst its stakeholders while, educating them on its benefits and also encouraging them to hedge on exchanges. Both the parties shall also work together on developing new products on bullion commodities contract.

Commenting on this association, Shri Sameer Patil, CBO – BSE, said “Through this MoU, BSE and Nashik Sarafa Association shall jointly collaborate on growing and developing the value chain participants in the commodity ecosystem so as to enable them to face competition and manage price risk better. We shall further help in developing the existing commodity derivatives market by bringing together the strengths, resources, experience and expertise of both parties.”

Girish Navse, President - Nashik Jewellers Association, said “We are happy to sign the MOU with BSE & hope that we will continue to get knowledgeable information on subjects like gold hedging through BSE so that we can carry forward our business smoothly.”

BSE, India's leading and most diverse exchange, is the market leader in the bullion ‘options in goods’ segment and only exchange to have deliveries executed in Gold, Gold Mini and Silver 30 kgs contract. BSE is also India's first exchange to complete deliveries of Gold under BSE -BIS India Good Delivery Standard, supporting the Prime Minister's vision of "Make in India" and "Atmanirbhar Bharat".

About BSE

BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) established in 1875, is Asia’s first & now the world’s fastest Stock Exchange with a speed of 6 microseconds. BSE is India’s leading exchange group and has played a prominent role in developing the Indian capital market. BSE is a corporatized and demutualized entity, with a broad shareholder base that includes the leading global exchange- Deutsche Bourse, as a strategic partner. BSE provides an efficient and transparent market for trading in equity, debt instruments, equity derivatives, currency derivatives, commodity derivatives, interest rate derivatives, mutual funds and stock lending and borrowing.

BSE also has a dedicated platform for trading in equities of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that has been highly successful. BSE also has a dedicated MF distribution platform BSE StAR MF which is India Largest Mutual Funds Distribution Infrastructure. On October 1, 2018, BSE launched commodity derivatives trading in Gold, Silver, Copper, Oman Crude Oil Guar Gum, Guar Seeds & Turmeric.

BSE provides a host of other services to capital market participants including risk management, clearing, settlement, market data services and education. It has a global reach with customers around the world and a nation-wide presence. BSE’s systems and processes are designed to safeguard market integrity, drive the growth of the Indian capital market and stimulate innovation and competition across all market segments.

Indian Clearing Corporation Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of BSE, acts as the central counterparty to all trades executed on the BSE trading platform and provides full novation, guaranteeing the settlement of all bonafide trades executed. BSE Institute Ltd, another fully owned subsidiary of BSE runs one of the most respected capital market educational institutes in the country. Central Depository Services Ltd. (CDSL), associate company of BSE, is one of the two Depositories in India.

BSE has set up an Investor Protection Fund (IPF) on July 10, 1986 to meet the claims of investors against defaulter Members, in accordance with the Guidelines issued by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. BSE Investor Protection Fund is responsible for creating Capital markets related awareness among the investor community in India.

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