Trade Talk Blog: What’s Next: Trading Technologies’ Expansion in the Asia/Pacific Region


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Last week, we exhibited at LME Week Asia in Hong Kong, where we demonstrated TT’s latest developments, including our enhanced options offering, advanced execution services and our trade surveillance solution, TT® Score. China’s impact on the global commodities market was a popular topic among conference attendees, prompting a much broader conversation about open borders and providing greater access to global commodities. Events like LME Week Asia allow us to gauge these valuable insights and industry trends, while providing us with a great opportunity to meet with key market players, gather customer feedback and introduce TT’s latest functionality.

This year, we had a couple of key developments that were especially impactful for customers trading LME, including TT’s new functionality for displaying indicative prices, and support for the creation and execution of custom carries. Additionally, our industry-leading spread trading tool, Autospreader®, now supports decimalized spread ratios for improved arbitrage trade execution of LME base metals and other international products. Coupled with TT’s colocation with LME, TT offers traders in the Asia/Pacific region the fastest commercially available futures trading solution available on the market.

In addition to LME, the TT platform is also colocated with many of the major Asia/Pacific exchanges, including the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), HKEX, Singapore Exchange (SGX) and, as of last month, Osaka Securities Exchange (OSE). Our colocation with OSE in the JPX colocation space also provides proximity connectivity to the Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) and Tokyo Financial Exchange (TFX).

As a result of demand and our commitment to support a broader Asia offering, I am thrilled to announce that TT plans to connect to the Thailand Futures Exchange (TFEX) and Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX), in addition to our previously announced connection to the Korea Exchange (KRX). Furthermore, with the launch of the Shanghai International Energy Exchange (INE) and the internationalization of the Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE), we are evaluating options for accessing these and other Chinese exchanges.

By continuing to invest in the development of our Asia/Pacific infrastructure, we’re providing our customers with high-performance trading tools, such as ADL®, our unique visual programming interface, and TT Algo SDK, which gives our customers options for building, hosting and managing latency-sensitive strategies. Customers are also able to leverage our global network of colocated data centers for low-latency execution and increased accessibility to real-time market data for all TT-connected markets. With offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo, we’re in a prime position to help our customers maximize these innovative tools and expanding infrastructure.

Our entire team is excited about the positive feedback that we’ve already received. We look forward to working with our customers to leverage TT’s cutting-edge technology and future connectivity to Asia/Pacific exchanges to generate even more trade opportunities in the Asia/Pacific region.

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