Electronic trading is getting a boost from the take-up of integrated platforms used for cross-asset transactions, which have soared in popularity in the past year or so.
New e-trading rules start in Hong Kong, SFC cuts lapse time for approvals, Tiger Asia case ends, US derivatives regulator approves SGX and CFTC allows local compliance.
They argue that incoming regulations governing the monitoring of algorithmic trading are often counterintuitive and leave them potentially liable for unforeseeable trading risks.
Asian investors are increasingly using single-dealer e-trading platforms that they say offer anonymity and spread improvement, rather like dark pools for equities.
Asian fund houses might need to pay fewer brokers for more sales trading amid smaller commission payments if trading volumes do not rebound.
Although Credit Suisse was voted by buy-side traders to be best for electronic trading, the field is far more competitive now.