Ricky deBritto
Ricky deBritto

Accessing the Japanese FX market

In this edition of our Trading and Technology Clinic we invite Ricky deBritto, Transaction Network Services’ Country Manager for Japan, to answer your questions on Japanese FX market conditions and the challenges present when accessing the dynamic Asian markets.

Japan’s FX markets are welcoming a growing number of overseas traders, what is driving this expansion? New solutions, such as the TNS Managed Hosting, Co-Location and Connectivity Service, are making it easier and more cost-effective to test and enter new markets, like Japan, without significant capital outlay. A major advantage is our alignment with Japan’s distinctive trading environment. TNS’ network is supported by multiple points-of-presence in Japan, each carefully chosen for its unique trading ecosystem; what’s more we have both sales and operational personnel in country.  We are seeing significant FX market growth at the TY3 data center, where we can establish low-latency connections to a large number of FX electronic communications networks, such as Reuters, EBS and LMAX; and the major banks have launched their FX platforms at TY3. Traditional FX trading infrastructures are now being augmented with new technologies, like cloud and we’ve seen growing levels of...continued

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