Bursa Malaysia Introduces DMA for Equities Market

Bursa Malaysia has introduced direct market access (DMA) for the equities market to enhance trading efficiency and accessibility for market participants. With this development, the exchange will be providing a complete DMA infrastructure for both the equities and derivatives markets. The DMA for derivatives market was successfully launched in April 2008.

Bursa Malaysia Berhad’s chief executive officer (CEO) Dato’ Yusli Mohamed Yusoff said: “DMA is a critical component for Bursa Malaysia to remain competitive in the global investment arena. We are committed to investing in the right technologies to promote market accessibility and liquidity, as well as increased trading efficiencies. This will enable us to meet the requirement for growth and alignment with international trading practices.

“We are confident that similar to our experience with DMA derivatives, DMA equities will attract new segment of trading participation given its increased accessibility and low latency. Market participants will also be able to enjoy greater connectivity and more control of their orders via the DMA infrastructure for equities market,” he added.


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