A cadre of firms led Institutional Investor’s 2021 All-Asia Trading Team, with top finishes across pan-Asia trading, high touch, and electronic trading.

The sixth edition of the ranking, which returned after a two-year hiatus, polled traders of Asian ex-Japan equities and asked them to rank brokers on various attributes for execution and trading services.

These scores were aggregated on the firm level to recognize the best overall providers in Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, India, and Taiwan, as well as across developing and frontier trading markets in Asia.

In a year dominated by the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. elections, and global trade tensions, Morgan Stanley took No. 1 in overall pan-Asia Trading and Execution, followed by Credit Suisse in second and JPMorgan Chase & Co. in third. 

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