âSingapore is widely recognized as one of the most important financial centres in Asia. Leading financial institutions have established regional trading and operations hubs in Singapore which means it is a critical part of our growth strategy,â said Tim Marsh, Chairman, Serisys Solutions.
Leading edge technologies
Spearheaded by the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX) and encouraged by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the local market has successfully opened up and positioned itself as one of the leading financial centres in Asia Pacific. As a consequence, global financial services institutions are wishing to capitalize further on Singaporeâs advanced infrastructure and regulatory framework to introduce their very best technologies and operating practices locally.
âFor example, one of our solutions, Syn from Coexis, is being used in Singapore for delivery of high STP/STEP (Straight Through Exception Processing) rates using automated interfaces and integrated real-time workflow and monitoring to improve efficiency in securities middle office, clearing and settlement. This improves customer service, reduces cost and reduces the need for scarce skilled personnel, even as trading volumes in Asian markets grow relentlessly,â explained Marsh.
Serisys is proud that we are enabling the financial services institutions to introduce world-class practices in Singapore through our applications to give them a competitive advantage,â he added.
With Singaporeâs initiatives in building a robust and sophisticated financial market structure, Serisys views this as a strategic investment. The SGX has increased equity trading value alone to 300% year on year from 2006 to 2007. Much of this has been driven by foreign investments flowing into Singapore from India, China, Korea, Japan and the rest of Southeast Asia.
The SGX has mapped out other key initiatives to build an enduring marketplace in securities trading. According to SGX these initiatives include a wider product range and the introduction of other alternative investment exchanges with a broader spectrum of products to raise capital. As evidence of Singaporeâs attractive financial infrastructure, Marsh cited the opening in May of Singaporeâs third Alternative Trading System (ATS) or âdark poolâ, BlocSec, offering institutions an alternative liquidity source to SGX.
One of our Serisysâ solutions, LBM from 29West, provides low latency messaging for trading split-second arbitrage opportunities on SGX.
âWe believe our new office in Singapore will contribute to maintaining Singaporeâs clear leadership in financial services in South East Asia. It will enhance our service capabilities for our customers, investment banks, hedge funds, ATS, stock exchanges and brokerages, helping them to succeed in South East Asiaâs thriving financial markets,â concluded Marsh.
The Serisys Solutions Singapore office is located at Shenton House, in the heart of the cityâs central business and financial district.