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If there’s one thing that separates Asian markets from others around the world it’s financial regulation. As Europe prepares for the implementation of MiFID II – something market participants have warned could stifle trading of certain
instruments – Asia is basking in the glow of post-financial crisis
That’s not the only rapid progression in the region. Our cover
star for this issue of The TRADE Asia is the head of trading
for APAC at Deutsche Asset Management, Andy Ho (page 18).
Recently recognised by The TRADE as a ‘Rising Star’, we’ve since
upgraded his status to ‘risen star’ following the ambitious growth
of his trading desk.
In our cover story, Ho o;ers insights into how the di;ering
regulatory approach in Asia has supported liquidity, boosted trading
volumes and generally had a positive e;ect on markets.
After a turbulent year in 2016 for China, the first quarter of 2017
has been dominated by the launch of the Shenzhen-Hong Kong
Stock Connect, which is beginning to find its feet following its
launch late last year. The TRADE Asia delves into the story behind
the trading link (page 12) and the possibilities of further links being
During March in China, Premier Li Keqiang confirmed e;orts to
establish a bond trading link between Mainland China and Hong
Kong. The link would allow overseas funds to buy onshore bonds
through Hong Kong to boost the economy and the city’s status
as a global financial centre. Li told a press conference the ‘Bond
Connect’ is something the country needs to provide Hong Kong
residents with more investment channels.
If the first quarter is anything to go by, 2017 could be an exciting
year for Asia’s capital markets with things moving along nicely
Moving along nicely