Latency, DMA Drive Asia-Pac Exchange Evolution

According to Eurekahedge, Asian hedge funds have increased in number by 450 percent since 2000, while their assets under management have grown by more than 750 percent over the same period. There are some 1,100 funds in Asia with $170 billion under management, not to mention the massive inflows from offshore hedge funds into Asia from Europe and the US. The sophisticated trading methods employed by some of these buy-side firms have placed great stresses on their prime brokers who in turn dem