Asia Etrader Magazine Issue Seven
Shōki the demon queller, protector against evil spirits, rose to popularity during Japan’s Edo era. As a man he studied to become a doctor who in the afterlife vowed to protect the emperor for showing him great kindness. Shinzō Abe, Japan’s prime minister is certainly the queller of passive Japanese markets and protector of inflation. Our summer issue of the Asia Etrader comes right in the middle of an exciting and volatile Japan market spurred on by Abenomics, much to the relief of the electronic trading industry.
Volumes have doubled and so have commissions and that can only mean further reinvestment into the Japan market. Of course, there is much more going on in the region: Korea regulating algorithmic trading, China A-share ETFs, derivatives growth in Singapore, T+1 in India and Shariah and Sukuk in Malaysia. In this, our seventh issue, we present our most diverse coverage to date. Before you go off to your favourite vacation spot this summer don’t forget your copy of the Asia Etrader.
IN THE ZONE
Our quarterly round-up of industry news and developments across Asia last quarter.
化生: Abenomics floods the market with orders – Japan’s equity trading volumes have doubled; brokers and exchanges deluged with orders, while the traditional buy-side is under pressure to keep up.
Korea algo rules to curb market instability – Plans to tighten the rules on algorithmic trading in Korea have been given a cautious welcome by market participants.
China equity derivatives ready for take-off – Noteworthy innovations and developments are taking place in its China derivatives market.
HKMEx provides a lesson – The Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange has suffered an abrupt demise and the subsequent criminal investigation raises some thorny issues.
Asia Futures Trading Q1 2013 Recap – See how Asia’s derivatives exchanges faired this past quarter.
Standards, Shariah and Sukuk: Trading Islamic products in Asia – Shariah compliant financial products are a route to a wealthy tranche of investors, but trading them can be challenging.
Choppy waters of regulatory change shake up static data – A roundtable discussion on the profound regulatory changes taking place affecting market data.
Asia Etrader spoke with Philip York of quant trading group Alt 224 and director of the professional advocacy body the eTrading Association.
What does best execution mean in a dark pool? – The proliferation of dark pools and driven a desire for more granular definition around best execution in these types of venues.
HFT Concerns Are Overstated – David Stocken a broker with BGC Securities in Sydney weighs in on HFT.
Rebalancing act- The inclusion of Chinese A-Shares in the MSCI Emerging Market Index will need firms to rebalance their portfolios.
Asia’s Fragmentation Footprint Q2 2013 – A new Chi-X Aus CEO, a new exchange in India and big volume in Japan.
Asia Equity Trading Q2 2013 Recap Our quarterly review of turnover, average trade sizes, spread and market impact costs on Asia’s exchanges.
WORD ON THE STEET
How should exchange circuit breakers be managed? – Four of your industry peers weighed in.
An expensive efficiency – India moves closer to T+1 but savings from efficiency will not be passed on to investors.
The cable trade – Investment in physical connectivity is spurring on electronic trading in Asia.
* Dates – Exchange holidays and important industry events
* Directory – A listing of Asia’s electronic trading industry participants
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