Singapore Exchange's first-quarter net profit rose 9 percent on Wednesday, powered by higher listings and increased revenue from equities and fixed income.
SGX, a global centre for business trusts and real estate investment trusts, reported a net profit of S$90.7 million for the three months ended September 30 versus S$83.1 million a year ago.
Operating revenue gained 7 percent to S$204.5 million.
Revenue from the company's derivatives business advanced 14 percent to S$80.6 million, while the equities and fixed-income business revenue was up 9 percent due to higher volumes in SGX Nifty 50, FTSE China A50, Nikkei 225, and Iron Ore futures.
""Looking ahead, we expect the momentum in market activity to continue and return to higher levels of past years," Loh Boon Chye, Chief Executive Officer of SGX said in a statement.
"We are seeking opportunities to collaborate with other exchanges to expand our businesses, as well as evaluating investments and partnerships to grow our FX, fixed income and commodities businesses."
Listing revenue grew 6 percent following a higher number of new bond listings, with 347 bond listings raising S$156.1 billion.
SGX saw 6 new listings raising S$2.7 billion while secondary equity funds raised amounted to S$1.1 billion.
SGX declared an interim dividend of 5 cents per share.
Shares in the company ended down 0.1 percent at S$7.57 on Wednesday