Wrappers / Structures

Dark pools emerge as the next big thing in Asia


Dark pools are seeing a rapid growth in Asia, with almost all major banks and specialist providers launching their own off-exchange trading platforms in the region. These crossing networks enable hedge funds and other institutional investors to buy and sell large volumes of listed stock without disclosing their identities, amount or price.

One of the major contributors to the growth of dark pools are the large, global hedge funds setting up trading desks in Asia or opening offices in the region and allocating more capital. These funds often trade large volumes, and the benefit dark pools provide to them