Asia’s biggest fund takes an algorithmic passage to India

Published in Automated Trader Magazine

Eastspring Investments is the largest fund manager in Asia with some 2,000 employees. Adam Cox caught up with one of them, Sanjay Awasthi, a Singapore-based director at the firm who trades the fast-moving Indian markets. Sanjay got his start with India's financial regulator and has witnessed India's evolution from a cash-only market with three-week settlement periods to the hyper-fast, colourful market it is today. He says India has a reputation for being extremely porous, so when a fund the size of Eastspring wades in ($80 billion and counting), the use of algorithms becomes critical.

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