Why is e-trading booming for swaps in APAC?

Published on 16 March 2023

Better execution and smoother trading are making electronic trading increasingly attractive for swaps in Asia Pacific and emerging markets. Despite the lack of regulatory impetus, the ability to trade multiple line items very quickly is proving a draw for traders.

Sell-side firms can get ahead of changes in the increase of cleared currencies by engaging with e-trading platforms today. Singapore has seen a real boost in activity, while Japan and Australia have more established markets.

January was a very strong month for engagement, driving momentum for 2023 to be a year in which the number of e-trading users increases signficantly.