Your Regulated Futures Trading Venue!
Founded in 2018, Asia Pacific Exchange Pte. Ltd. (APEX) and Asia Pacific Clear Pte. Ltd. (APEX Clear) are respectively, a derivatives exchange and clearing house regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). APEX is the third derivatives exchange with the “Approved Exchange” license in Singapore after Singapore Exchange Derivatives Trading Limited and ICE Futures Singapore Pte. Ltd.


  • Approved derivatives exchange and clearing house by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”)
  • All products regulated by the Securities and Futures Act
  • The Compass Crypto Real Time Index Bitcoin (CCRTBTC) is provided by Compass Financial Technologies (France) which is registered as Benchmarks Administrator by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) under the EU Benchmarks Regulation (EU BMR)


  • 7 Members with global presence and holding the Capital Market Service Licenses issued by MAS
  • 4 reputable and licensed settlement banks, including DBS, Bank of China, ICBC, and Standard Chartered
  • Margin calculated using SPAN to cover market volatility and Guaranty Fund to manage default risk in extreme market conditions
  • Secured network and system with high availability


  • Trade and settle in USD without the need to deposit tokens
  • Account opening through APEX’s existing Members, including KGI, Straits Financial, Orient Futures, Phillip Nova, HGNH International, UOB Kay Hian and Yongan
  • No digital wallet required for futures contract trading
  • Maximum exposure through futures trading using leverage

APEX’S Timeline
Our Team

Lim Hwee Hua

APEX Chairman
Mrs. Lim Hwee Hua is the Chairman of APEX. She was a former Minister in the Singapore Prime Minister’s Office and concurrently Second Minister for Finance and Transport. She was first elected to Parliament in December 1996 and served until May 2011. Prior to joining the Singapore Cabinet, Mrs. Lim served as Research Manager at Swiss Bank Corporation, and Head of Research and Director of Business Development at Jardine Fleming. She later joined Temasek Holdings in 2000 and served as Managing Director of Corporate Stewardship, and subsequently of Strategic Relations. At Temasek Holdings, Mrs. Lim oversaw divestments, restructured and established governance standards for companies, as well as strategic relations with key foreign counterparts.

Eugene Zhu Yuchen

APEX Founder and Chief Executive Officer
With over 30 years of experience, Eugene is a pioneer of China’s futures industry and played a pivotal role during the industry’s development. He established the Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE) and the China Financial Futures Exchange (CFFEX) and served as the first CEO at both exchanges. After that, Eugene served as the Vice Chairman and CEO of Shanghai Pudong Development Bank before he established APEX. Eugene was elected as a delegate to the 10th and 11th National People’s Congress (NPC) and as a delegate to the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

Tze Ching Chang

Chief Regulatory Officer
Before joining APEX in 2019, Tze Ching spent more than 15 years at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, regulating and developing the Singapore capital markets. Tze Ching sits on the DBS Digital Exchange Appeals and Conflicts Committee, and the Examinations Board at the Institute of Banking & Finance Singapore.

Chong Lit Sam

Chief Commercial Officer
Sam has working experience in both exchange & brokerage industry. Prior to joining APEX in 2017, he worked in Singapore Exchange and Phillip Securities. He graduated from National University of Singapore with a degree in Finance.

Sian Hwee Ong

Chief Risk Officer
Prior to joining APEX in 2021, Sian Hwee has 15 years of working experiences spanning the regulatory and banking industry. He was in charge of risk and pricing models audits. He holds Master of Science in Financial Mathematics from the University of Chicago. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and certified Professional Risk Manager.

Richard Fang Yu

Chief Information Officer
Richard has more than15 years of experience in mission-critical financial system development and operation. He is specialized in shifting legacy tech stack into streamlined, accessible, and cloud-native services and has the expertise in market risk and structured derivatives trading and clearing solutions.

APEX is your reliable trading platform.

APEX strives to create an innovative and vibrant derivatives exchange and clearing house, abiding by international standards of risk management and corporate governance, and is committed to provide optimal, comprehensive, and customer service-centric trading and clearing solutions that are fair, transparent and efficient.

APEX hopes to assist you in expanding your global reach and ambitions.

APEX’s adoption of international market practices blended with Asian insights, will develop unique products and business models suited for the Asia Pacific region. APEX is your bridge to the Asian market and a new platform for your investment and risk management needs.APEX’s adoption of international market practices blended with Asian insights, will develop unique products and business models suited for the Asia Pacific region. APEX is your bridge to the Asian market and a new platform for your investment and risk management needs.