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Electronic trader XTX makes its mark on TSE

Insiders claim London-based company accounts for 10% of bourse's turnover

London-based XTX Markets sees room for growth in Japan, citing the country's cost competitiveness compared to other markets.

TOKYO -- Electronic trading house XTX Markets is making waves in global financial markets with its advanced computerized trading. From a mediocre 12th place a year earlier in terms of currency trading volume, the company has vaulted into third place in 2017, trailing only JPMorgan Chase and UBS.

The London-based proprietary trading company deals in nearly all financial instruments, including Japanese equities. Its daily average trading value has ballooned to around $150 billion, a company representative said.

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