Published On: Fri, Dec 17th, 2010

Twas The Electronic Trading Industry in Asia

Twas the year of transformation throughout APAC zone
Electronic trading in Asia came into its own
Only two years had passed since the GFC
You wouldn’t have known it with all the activity

The Exchanges were busy upgrading their tech
Delivering platforms we long did expect
There was Arrowhead in Japan and Australia’s ASIA24
The Singapore Exchange, however, brought something more

Regulators in Asia seemed to wake up
Mandating new policies as if they’d grown up
SEBI and ASIC to name only two
Gave us new rules that were long over due

Fragmentation arrived as venues sprung up
The sell side improving price and offering queue jump
Hong Kong and Japan were leading the way
Internalizing and aggregating ever more each day

HFT and Latency were buzz words this year
with proximity and colo going into high gear
With vendors like Equinix, KVH and IPC
A good year was had for fast technology

Futures in Asia are leading the pack
Korea, India, China attesting to that fact
Retail in nature we certainly know
But the business of etrading will definitely grow

Trading vendors were migrating to Asia en masse
Bringing screens and functionality to each asset class
RTS and Fidessa, FTEN and yes Pats
Delivering the latest in etrading apps

Near the end of this year we saw research break free
Unbundling etrading into two parts not three
Best execution and CSAs while certainly not new
Were being revived through independent research too

As we look forward to next year all we can see
Is an acceleration of change in our industry
We’ll be capturing it all on our leading website
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!
Electronic Trading in Asia

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