Asia Geography Poses Data Challenges

More Asian exchanges are increasing the capacity of trading and data platforms to support high-frequency trading, forcing trading firms to utilize co-location strategies that reduce roundtrip latency, and to deploy data technologies capable of handling higher message rates.

Unlike Europe and the US, where competing venues offer trading in stocks across the region, Asian trading remains concentrated on local exchanges. This means that Asian high-frequency trading firms need a co-location or proxim