Winners of first local brokerage awards named for Asia

This year we have expanded the TRADE Asia’s polls and awards to include local country-specific and regional brokerages that provide trading and execution to Asia’s buy-side.

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This year we have expanded the TRADE Asia’s polls and annual awards to include local country-specific and regional brokerages providing trading and execution to Asia’s buy-side.

We started thinking about recognising local brokers in response to a comment from a panelist at the 2013 awards event. He said that regional and local brokerages deserved acknowledgement for their trading and execution capabilities, rather than just bulge bracket firms.

That sentiment was endorsed, when, in the TRADE Asia magazine earlier this year, we investigated whether smaller brokers with the ability to add value on execution in specific countries could gain places on buy-side panels as their trading counterparties.

In the past, our awards have concentrated purely on electronic trading prowess and we have carried that out on a pan-Asian basis, rather than by individual country. 

Those awards will also be given again this year and winners in those categories, together with our buy-side trader award winners will be announced at an event to be held at the Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong on 13 November. The event will also feature a panel on which our victorious buy-side trader award recipients along with select sell-siders, will be discussing how a trading brand is built in Asia.

They will be joined at the event by the following winning brokerages from across the continent.

Best local brokerages for trading and execution


  • Australia                   Macquarie
  • China                         Citic Securities
  • Hong Kong                CLSA
  • India                           Motilal Oswal
  • Indonesia                   CIMB Securities
  • Japan                         Nomura
  • Korea                         Samsung Securities
  • Malaysia                    CIMB Securities
  • New Zealand             First NZ Capital
  • Philippines                CLSA
  • Singapore                  DBS Vickers
  • Sri Lanka                  CT Smith
  • Taiwan                       Yuanta Securities
  • Thailand                    Thanachart Securities
  • Vietnam                     Saigon Securities

Enquiries about sponsorship or attendance of the gala dinner at the Conrad Hotel on 13 November can be directed to the event promoter, Nick Wakefield (, telephone number 852 6343 7594.