Structural barrier to HFT participation in Asia OTC markets

Barriers include a lack of finalised rules and technology for scalable operations


It is too early for high-frequency trading (HFT) firms to participate in the trading of cleared over-the-counter derivatives in Asia because of barriers such as cost and liquidity, according to Farid Moslehi, head of Asia at KCG, the newly established electronic trading firm, formed from the merger of Knight Capital and Getco.

On July 1, the merger between the two electronic trading firms was formalised to create one of the biggest stand-alone securities firms and market-makers across a range of

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