Tokyo 2011: Firms Question Case for Co-Lo in Non-Fragmented Asia

Neil Katkov, Celent; Kenji Koshigoe, Citi; Miguel Ortega, Deutsche Securities; Wayne Schmidt, Nomura Securities

Trading firms must consider the regional geography and local market structure when developing a co-location plan to connect to the growing number of trading venues in Asia, according to panelists at the recent Tokyo Financial Information Summit, hosted by Inside Market Data and Inside Reference Data.

One challenge to a pan-Asian trading infrastructure is the sheer cost: Establishing low-latency connections for pan-Asian trading requires a significant investment in infrastructure, said Miguel Ort

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