26 Jan '11, 10pm

SGX to adopt pre-trade risk controls: ... risk controls that will help minimise the risk of a crash caused by hi...

The Singapore Exchange plans to become the first Asian bourse to introduce pre-trade risk controls that will help minimise the risk of a crash caused by high-speed electronic trading of shares, derivatives and foreign exchange contracts. SGX said the risk controls will be implemented in the SGX derivatives market by the third quarter of this year and will strengthen the marketplace with increased opportunities for direct and speedier access to the exchange network. The announcement follows SGX's planned introduction in August of "SGX Reach", a new $250 million trading system that the bourse operator had said would be the world's fastest. Mr Gan Seow Ann, President of Singapore Exchange said: "As we embrace high speed trading and new technology to meet diverse needs of our global trading community, this initiative will strengthen our marketplace by enhancing the capability ...

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