Asia’s FX markets step to the algorithm

Buy-side use of automated trading programs builds, albeit from a low base

In the quirky and fragmented markets of Asia-Pacific, the use of algorithms to execute foreign exchange trades has struggled to gain a foothold. But banks in the region have seen a rise in algo adoption from buy-side clients in recent months, as more companies get to grips with the technology and recognise the potential cost savings available.

“The adoption of FX algo products has been gaining pace in Asia compared with around two years ago, particularly with deliverable and non-deliverable

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