Market Data in Asia-Pacific and Japan, Part 1: Overview and Demand Trends

by Eiichiro Yanagawa, June 30, 2015
Industry Trends


This report explores capital market trends and opportunities for innovation in the capital markets of Asia-Pacific and Japan. It places particular focus on market data use by top-tier market players (buy side, sell side, and technology vendors) pursuing trading lifecycle optimization.

Part 1 provides an overview of trends in the capital markets of Asia-Pacific and Japan before exploring areas that offer ripe opportunities for innovation.

Local banks, brokers, and asset management firms require high-quality and reliable data. Providing low latency functions is a prerequisite to providing services to large, global firms.

There is dissatisfaction with the high costs of global vendors, and this creates scope for price competition. International and Asia-Pacific markets have high expectations for services offering analytics for Japanese market data.

“In Singapore, Hong Kong, and South Korea there are many local banks, brokers, and asset management firms, the existence of which translates into demand for state-of-the-art technology solutions. Even among local market players, specialized high-quality and highly reliable data is needed. Moreover, when these entities strive to provide services to large global firms, low latency is required,” says Eiichiro Yanagawa, a senior analyst with Celent’s Asian Financial Services practice and author of the report.

Part 2 outlines scenarios for orchestrating success in growth markets, highlights three innovation opportunities, and offers ideas with an eye to realizing further innovation.

This 20-page report contains 13 figures and three tables.

Celent is a research and advisory firm dedicated to helping financial institutions formulate comprehensive business and technology strategies. Celent publishes reports identifying trends and best practices in financial services technology and conducts consulting engagements for financial institutions looking to use technology to enhance existing business processes or launch new business strategies. With a team of internationally based analysts, Celent is uniquely positioned to offer strategic advice and market insights on a global basis. Celent is a member of the Oliver Wyman Group, which is a wholly-owned operating unit of Marsh & McLennan Companies [NYSE: MMC].

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary



Key Research Questions




Asia-Pacific and Japan Capital Markets



Market Priority Levels



User Trends and Demand



Vendor Trends


Toward Part 2


Leveraging Celent’s Expertise



Support for Financial Institutions



Support for Vendors


Related Celent Research


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