Derivatives Trading in Asia: Struggle for Regional Supremacy

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1 February 2011
Anshuman Jaswal


The Asian derivatives market has shown a lot of promise in the last few years. Asian exchanges are well-poised to take advantage of the growth that is expected in the region. This rapid growth is leading to strong competition, forcing the exchanges to continually innovate and diversify in their efforts to survive and succeed.

In a new report, Derivatives Trading in Asia: Struggle for Regional Supremacy, Celent examines the landscape for derivatives trading in the Asia-Pacific region. The region has strong economic growth and resulting strong requirements for derivatives trading. The introduction of a number of new products, especially in an exchange-traded environment, is expected to spur further growth as well as competition.

The Korea Exchange is in a league of its own, while the other exchanges can be compared to each other. The Chinese and Indian exchanges have increased their market share by volume in Asia and have reduced the overarching dominance of Korea Exchange. This trend is expected to continue. The overall volumes for Asia have grown by more than 26% in this period.

“Asian derivatives exchanges have laid down the marker for their global counterparts,” says Anshuman Jaswal, Celent Senior Analyst and author of the report. “It is important for them to build upon their recent success by enhancing their product range, adopting better technology, and increasing cross-listings of derivatives products.”

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