CQG continues to build its momentum in Asia-Pacific by entering into a new FCM partnership agreement with Hong Kong-based KGI Futures. This partnership follows several significant additions to CQG’s APAC presence, including the establishment of its Shanghai data center and direct connectivity to the Hong Kong Futures Exchange.
Traders accessing CQG through KGI Futures are able to route orders using CQG Integrated Client and CQG Trader to exchanges worldwide through CQG’s low-latency hosted Direct Market Access solution.
“Our growth momentum continues as we connect Asia-Pacific traders to global markets and provide traders worldwide with access to APAC exchanges,” said Leighton Andrew, CQG’s Head of Sales, Asia-Pacific. “Our partnership with KGI Futures is another important step in this regard, and we look forward to supplying their traders with the highest quality tools and service.”
KGI Futures Executive Director Samuel Ho said, “With the addition of CQG trading platforms and Direct Market Access into HKFE, we will provide our clients with connectivity to a comprehensive list of global exchanges and one of the fastest executions into HKFE. This further strengthens our continued effort in expanding into the global futures market and electronic trading services.”
Exchanges available through KGI Futures include the following:
- CME Globex
- Eurex (including the European Energy Exchange)
- Hong Kong Futures Exchange
- NYSE Euronext Liffe
- Osaka Securities Exchange
- Singapore Exchange
- Tokyo Commodity Exchange (including the Tokyo Grain Exchange)
- Tokyo Stock Exchange
Hong Kong has been competing with Singapore to secure its position as the financial hub of Asia. Hong Kong has been preferred by FX brokers as it gives easy access to the significant China market.