Some Final Thoughts on the Launch of SGX Reach

Anthony Malakian, deputy editor, BST

While we've written extensively about the Singapore Exchange's launch of SGX Reach, it's new trading platform, I'd like to take this opportunity to draw your attention to a Q&A we conducted with the exchange's CIO, Bob Caisley.

Caisley told BST that, "the SGX has a stated aim of providing an order response time of sub-90 microseconds door-to-door," and that its customers "will not be disappointed."

There's no reason not to believe Caisley, and so the next question to ask is: How long will it take for local market participants to upgrade their infrastructure and by so doing provide a critical mass of low-latency traders to the region, and more foreign players and investment?

As stated before, it will take some time for these changes to come about, but over the next year this will be one of the more interesting stories to follow, as Singapore continues to emerge as one of the most advanced emerging markets from a technology and business perspective.

Also this week in BST, it's definitely worthwhile giving James Rundle's article on Vega risk a read, as well as his piece on the efforts to standardize the latency arms race.

Until next Friday, enjoy this second-to-last weekend of August.

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