Thailand Futures Exchange

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Thailand Futures Exchange
Founded May 17, 2004
Headquarters Bangkok, Thailand
Key People Pakorn Malakul Na Ayudhya, Chairman

The Thailand Futures Exchange (TFEX) is a subsidiary of the Stock Exchange of Thailand. [1] TFEX was ranked as the world's 45th-largest derivatives exchange by volume in 2010, falling one position from the year before, according to the annual volume survey published by the Futures Industry Association (FIA).[2] The FIA report, published in March of 2011, notes that the TFEX's total volume for 2010 was up by 38.2% from the previous year, reaching almost 4.25 million contracts.

TFEX was ranked 39th in 2012 in the Futures Industry Association's global list of the top derivatives exchanges measured by volume, up 4.3% on 2011's volume figure.[3] The FIA list, published in March of 2013, reports that that total volume for 2012 rose to 10.46 million.

Direct Market Access[edit]

TFEX allows brokers to offer direct market access (DMA) to clients, allowing them to connect their trading applications with a broker’s front-end system, enabling a client’s order to be automatically routed through a broker and into the exchange without being handled manually.[4].


Key Events of Thailand Futures Exchange

Products and Services[edit]

By law, The TFEX is allowed to offer trade of futures, options, and options on futures. The permitted underlying products include:

TFEX received approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission to remove silver futures from its trading board starting from the night session of July 31, 2014. The exchange made that move in response to the termination of the London Silver Fix.

Key People[edit]

Annual Volumes[edit]

Year Total Annual Volume Percent Change World Ranking
2012 10,457,928 (+) 4.3% 39
2011 ~10,00,000 (est) (+) 136.2% --
2010 4,245,782 (+) 38.2 45
2009 3,072,397 -- --


The TFEX ranked number 44 in 2009 in the Futures Industry Association's global list of top 53 derivatives exchanges measured by volume, up 43% on 2008's volume figure.[5] The FIA list, published in early April 2010, reports that that total volume for 2009 rose to 3.07 million from 2008's figure of 2.15 million.