OTC derivatives clearing could help HFT in Asia, Newedge says

06/20/2013 | Risk.net (subscription required)

Lionel Ghouila-Houri, head of prime clearing services in Asia-Pacific for Newedge, said high-frequency traders are poised to benefit from the shift to central clearing of over-the-counter derivatives in Asia. "We see benefits in the markets where high-frequency traders are active -- liquidity, low transaction costs and tighter bid-ask spread -- and we foresee the same thing in the OTC-cleared area," he said.

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