Asia’s role in the global commodities business continues to grow, driven by the region’s burning desire for raw materials and the quest for yield among Asian investors. As a result, a growing amount of risk is being taken during Asian trading hours and this is being reflected by dealers and traders ramping up their staff numbers in Asia to price this risk.

Local exchanges are also growing at break-neck speed. The Shanghai Futures Exchange is now the largest exchange in the world by contracts

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