Michael Syn

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Michael Syn
Occupation Executive Vice President and Head of Derivatives
Employer SGX
Location Singapore
LinkedIn Profile
Website www.sgx.com

Michael Syn is head of equities at the Singapore Exchange. He was appointed to the post starting in July 2019. He manages SGX's cash equities and equity derivatives businesses, which were merged into one business unit at that time.[1]

Previously, he served as executive vice president and head of derivatives at SGX. He was named to the position in February of 2011 and began March 1.[2][3]


Syn joined SGX from DBS Asset Management, where he was COO. He also worked in investment banking and investment management for UBS in London, heading its United Kingdom derivatives risk.[4]

In addition to his SGX work, Syn is an advisor to the Wealth Management Institute, an arm of Temasek Holdings, and sits on the advisory council of the Centre for Asset Management Research and Investments at NUS Business School.[5]


Syn holds an MA and PhD in Engineering from Cambridge University, UK. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Singapore Management University.[6]


SGX’s Head of Derivatives Michael Syn talks about the drastic change coming to marine fuel standards in 2020 and why SGX, as a shareholder in the Baltic Exchange, is focused on the future of freight. Syn also paints an upbeat picture for continued impressive growth in its FX futures complex.

SGX’s EVP and Head of Derivatives Michael Syn knows the emerging markets ropes. In this video from JLN’s annual series with industry leaders, Syn talks about the role SGX plays in the global exchange economy.


  1. SGX realigns business and client organisation to grow and scale asset classes. SGX.
  2. SGX welcomes Michael Syn as new derivatives head. The Edge Singapore.
  3. Singapore Exchange names Michael Syn new derivatives head. Singapore Business Review.
  4. Singapore Exchange Welcomes Michael Syn as New Derivatives Head. IT News.
  5. Dr. Michael Syn. Zoom Info.
  6. Mr Michael Syn. RMIT University.