OTC clearing presents HFT opportunity in Asia

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The move to centrally clear over-the-counter derivatives could provide a boost to high-frequency trading (HFT), according to broker and clearing provider Newedge.

The HFT industry has seen flagging profits worldwide and has yet to create a firm presence in Asia. In the US, HFT trading volumes – which constituted 60% of total trading in 2010 – have fallen to half as of March this year and profits have gone down from $0.001–0.0015 a share to $0.0005–0.00075 a share, according to figures from

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