The rapid adoption of algorithmic trading in the Asia-Pacific markets is the subject of the Futures Industry Association (FIA) Asia Derivatives Conference in Taiwan, which runs from 10 to 12 October.
The conference, which starts today, hosts an algorithmic trading panel to examine the various approaches to establishing a technology infrastructure to support electronic trading in the region's markets.
"The rapid adoption of algorithmic trading across the Asia-Pacific region is having a major impact on local markets," says Damian Bierman, head of Asia operations at vendor Portware. "Issues over its potential impact and the ability to establish direct connections from trading systems to Asian markets are coming to the fore. This conference comes at a crucial time, allowing market participants the opportunity to gain valuable insight on the best use of technology to support their evolving algorithmic strategies."
Also speaking at the event as keynote speaker is Dr Shyan-Yuan Lee, commissioner of Taiwan's Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC).
The conference was expected to attract more than 250 delegates from buy-side and sell-side firms in the region, exchanges, regulators and vendors.