BSE widens Bullion reach, signs MoU with Premier Bullion Trade Associations across India on Dhanteras day

BSE, India’s leading and most diverse exchange, has received extremely positive response from all stakeholders for these contracts.

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Mumbai: BSE, India’s premier and the world’s fastest Stock Exchange has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with premier bullion trade and industry associations based in Sangli and Yavatmal in Maharashtra, Amritsar in Punjab and Ahmedabad in Gujarat. The associations include Sangli Sarafa Association, Yavatmal Sarafa Association, Amritsar Sarafa Association, Shree Choksi Mahajan Association and Gems and Jewellery Trade Council of India (GJTCI). These associations collectively represent close to 2200 members, engaged in retail sale and trade of bullion.

This MoU aims to facilitate cooperation between BSE and physical markets represented by these trade bodies for knowledge sharing or exchange of ideas, education & training, events as well as to explore areas of mutual benefits to ensure the best interests of jewellers.

Through this association, BSE aims to organize seminars and awareness programmes on price risk management for bullion traders and jewellers, and help them shift to more organised forms of trading. Awareness about effective hedging tools such as derivatives contracts, including futures and ‘options in goods’ to enable jewellers face a volatile market would will also be provided. The ‘options in goods’ contract offered by BSE makes it extremely beneficial for jewellers and bullion dealers, who can not only hedge their price risk but also avail delivery on expiry of the contract.

Sameer Patil, CBO of BSE said “Joining hands with esteemed trade associations across India will bring expertise in creating suitable products, build a deep physical network needed in bullion trade and will add transparency in the domestic bullion derivatives markets. This engagement would benefit all market participants in trading, hedging and seeking delivery in Indian Bullion Derivatives market.”

Sameer Patil, CBO of BSE

“The MoU with BSE gives the Sangli Jilha Saraf Samiti a lot of scope for expanding in the digital format in the future and offers a vision for the betterment of our Association’s members. All the best to team BSE,” said Jitendra Pendurkar, President, Sangli Jilha Saraf Samiti.

Yavatmal Jila Sarafa Association said, “We are very happy to associate with India’s leading stock exchange – BSE, with a MOU. It has given us a new direction to trade by opening a market that is connected to the rest of India, and enables us to hedge our price risks.”

Speaking on the association, Sunil Chopra, General Secretary, Amritsar Sarafa Association said, “Amritsar Sarafa Association is confident that the collaboration with BSE widens the scope for the local gold industry, as it helps members receive updated trends and developments of the gold industry with dissemination of latest information and webinars with industry experts. We thank BSE for providing us an opportunity and look forward to a collaborative partnership.”

Chinubhai Ambalal Chokshi – President, Shree Chokshi Mahajan Association, said, “Shree Chokshi Mahajan, a 125 years old Association having more than 220 Registered Members dealing in Bullion is delighted to sign an MOU with BSE for the betterment of bullion trade. We are sure that this MOU will be fruitful to both our organisations and help our Members dealing in Physical Bullion markets to increase their reach, hedge their positions and protect their interests.”

On the importance of this collaboration, Shantibhai Patel, President at Gems and Jewellery Trade Council of India said, “Gems & Jewellery Trade Council of India, a 20 years old Trade body with more than 1,250 Lifetime Members directly or indirectly dealing in Bullion is privileged to be associated with BSE – the Oldest Exchange of Asia & an esteemed institute of capital markets in India. We are confident that this MOU is in the best interest of BSE & GJTCI. BSE’s Terminal Network across the Country will create new avenues for our members to trade and take physical deliveries, if required.”

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BSE, India’s leading and most diverse exchange, has received extremely positive response from all stakeholders for these contracts. It is the market leader in the bullion options segment, with turnover registering highs of INR 5,010 crores on July 29, 2020. The exchange also created history by becoming India’s first exchange to complete deliveries of Gold under BSE -BIS India Good Delivery Standard on its commodity platform, supporting the Prime Minister’s vision of “Make in India” and “Atmanirbhar Bharat”