Global Equities

Excellent ideas require great execution


We back our ideas with execution.

At CLSA, we believe that great advice requires great execution. For over 30 years, we have consistently retained a top-tier execution team to help our clients capitalise on our best-in-class research.

As markets turned digital, we built our own proprietary electronic trading platforms which have allowed us the flexibility to meet our clients’ needs and to rapidly innovate as the trading environment has changed.

We offer the full range of electronic services including DMA, Algorithmic Trading Strategies, Smart Order Routing and Liquidity Access, running on a high-performance and stable platform.

Click here to read more about CLSA’s ADAPTIVE – our revolutionary Algorithmic trading platform featuring the latest AI technology.

If you would like to discuss your execution needs, contact us at

Global Reach

We provide execution services around-the-clock.

CLSA offices span all time zones, with access to major Stock Exchanges and the bulk of alternative liquidity venues, providing a truly global execution service.

In Asia, we have on-the ground presence and direct Stock Exchange memberships throughout the region giving us unparalleled expertise when assisting clients with their execution needs.

Through our parent company CITIC Securities, one of the largest Chinese brokers, we also have direct access and unique intelligence on the China markets.

Real Liquidity

Broad client range and wide access give us the edge.

As a leader in Asia’s equities markets, we source more genuine and natural flows than our global or local competitors, whilst our uniquely broad local presence gives us early access to important information.

With the longest running Block-Trading desk in Asia, CLSA has been a market leader in sourcing out-sized liquidity. We offer our clients confidential access to a wide range of counter-parties, from local institutional funds to corporates to strategic investors.

Within the electronic platform we run an Alternative Liquidity Pool allowing our clients to benefit from crossing opportunities thereby avoiding market impact.

As of Monday 23 September 2019, CLSA’s Enhanced Liquidity Pool (ELP) is available in Hong Kong and offers buy-side traders the ability to select between multiple client tiers. ELP provides access to additional sources of liquidity and enables clients to achieve best execution.

For more information regarding CLSA’s ELP, please refer to the User Guidelines or contact us at

Product Capability

Comprehensive suite of execution products and services.

High-Touch with a difference

We are known to punch above our weight, thanks to experienced teams and high performance systems.

  • Assisted High-Touch Execution
  • Global Programme / Basket Trading
  • Block and Event Trading
  • Delta 1 P-Note and Swaps access to regional markets
  • Flexible Real-Time Alerting and Reporting

Low-Touch with high service

More than just fast pipes and smart algorithms, our client focus and flexibility make our DMA/DSA offering stand apart.

  • Sophisticated and customisable Smart Order Routing
  • DMA
  • DSA (Full suite of Algos)
  • Customised Algos, switches, and limits
  • Advanced real-time alerts and custom analytics
  • Serviced by one of the most experienced teams in the market

Full Service

Transaction Cost Analysis

CLSA has teamed up with Markit, allowing us to provide our clients with an unbiased and transparent assessment of our execution performance through customised reports. Did the CLSA trader outperform or just benefit from market movements? CLSA can, and will, tell the difference.

Commission Sharing Agreements

CLSA has a dedicated team ready to assist our clients with setting up and administering Commission Sharing Programmes. We can advise on the rules and regulations in each jurisdiction and help design a programme suitable to the specific requirements. Once signed up, we offer access to a web-based platform giving clients a clear view of their balances and transactions and allowing easy management of the payments process.

Front-to-back Service

Integrated Middle / Back Office operations ensure a highly attentive and holistic trade-servicing through SetClear, a CLSA-owned company.