CSC & Fixnetix at the FIX Japan Electronic Trading Conference

A global outlook on regulation, innovations in low latency trading and the future of artificial intelligence in capital markets.

These were just some of the headline topics from this year's Japan Electronic Trading Conference, the premier electronic trading event in Asia organised by the FIX Trading Community and held on the 5th October in Tokyo.

With over 700 delegates making 2016 the biggest conference of the series yet, CSC & Fixnetix were proud to be a key sponsor and panel participant. 

"Japan has a thriving capital markets community centred around low latency and innovative electronic trading" said Jason Mochine, Commercial Director at Fixnetix and participant on this year's 'Trading Platform Innovations' panel. "Since Fixnetix, backed by CSC, begun to expand in Japan at the beginning of 2016, we have found that trading firms here are ripe for a technological explosion."

Fixnetix contributed to the discussion on a number of hot topics, including clock synchronisation and timestamping directives under MiFID II, pre-trade risk and market abuse prevention, and the continued development of low latency order execution. The challenges faced by capital markets firms globally, such as cost pressures and the decision over whether to build or buy increasing complex IT infrastructures were also debated.

"Many traders in Japan are seeing the regulatory and technological developments coming out of other regions like Europe and the US. They want to understand how these can impact Japan’s domestic market, the lessons to be learnt, what the next big advances will be” said Simon Coombes, Sales Director for Fixnetix in Asia. “The FIX Japan Conference was the perfect venue for CSC & Fixnetix to demonstrate that Fixnetix already has proven, unique managed service solutions in Asia and we are ready to help." 

The event was also the debut of the joint CSC & Fixnetix brand in Japan. “This has been our first opportunity to get the joint name of CSC & Fixnetix out to the marketplace” says Pamela Cheong, CSC’s Director of Marketing, Asia Middle East and Africa. “The event was a great success, and it proves that Fixnetix, with the backing of CSC, is perfectly positioned to drive forward its growing reputation as the managed service provider of choice for the banking and capital markets community in Japan, across Asia and globally.”

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