APFIC 2010: Asia Faces Infrastructure Pressures as HFT Takes Off

Dennis Mwansa, Mizuho (moderator); Sanker Narayan, Credit Suisse;Tinku Gupta, Singapore Exchange; Victor Ekong, Citigroup; Peter Tierney, NYSE Technologies

High-frequency trading is quickly becoming prevalent on Asia’s most liquid and high-performance markets, and is already expanding into asset classes beyond cash equities, as both local and international firms seek to capitalize on short-term price fluctuations, according to a panel at last week’s conference in Hong Kong.

“It’s important to differentiate high-frequency traders from algorithmic traders—all HFTs use algos, but not all algo traders are HFTs,” said Peter Tierney, managing director

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