The equity brokerage names Tom Daniel as its Asia head of electronic trading, tasked with rolling out CLSA's algo platform across the region.
Inflows into emerging market funds are now running at their highest levels since December 2007.
Malaysia becomes a candidate for potential upgrade in FTSE GroupÆs Global Equity Index Series, while China A-shares and Taiwan miss out on promotion this year.
The firm intends to boost its Asian fixed-income capabilities and regional client servicing under the new leadership of Mark Lazberger and Michael Stapleton.
The bank's introduction of DMA in Malaysia coincides with the launch of a new equities trading platform at Bursa Malaysia.
It partners with ING to distribute products through local banks.