The trading venue's founder and chief executive says robo-advisers and smart-beta strategies may be eye-catching for yield-starved investors, but they are relatively untested.
Other Asian regulators would do well to follow recent proposals made by the Australian securities watchdog, argue some market participants.
Agency brokers are reporting record volumes as volatility drives bid-offer spreads wider and buy-side institutions look to sell large blocks of shares and save on costs.
Brokers have been asked to identify transactions that have been crossed from alternative trading systems onto Hong Kong's exchange, with a view to improving data transparency.
Average execution sizes on the trading platform in Asia rise to $1.3 million from $800,000-900,000 six months ago, as liquidity returns.