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FX Collusion Scandal Behind Rise in Algo Adoption in 2015: Consultancy An overall increase in the number of firms using algorithmic-based trading to execute FX orders was seen in both Europe and the US in 2015, says a new report from consultancy firm Greenwich Associates. The company adds in its 2015 Global Foreign ...
A Closer Look at: The Client Experience Sebastian Ostler, Centric e-Banking distribution manager at BNP Paribas, explains what clients want from a modern e-FX platform. Profit & Loss: Thinking about the work you’ve done to improve the client experience over the past year, where are the main ...
FinTechs in Focus: LMRKTS

20:01 June 10th 2016 in Analysis, Interviews

FinTechs in Focus: LMRKTS

“The beauty of FX is that it’s so pure,” says Lucio Biase, CEO of LMRKTS, a FinTech firm founded in 2011 that focuses on providing compression technology. “You have an asset and an offsetting liability and, when done at market, ...
Blockchain: Slow and Steady Wins the Race As more firms continue coming to market with distributed ledger-based technology solutions, Galen Stops looks at the competitive landscape of this market. It is perhaps unsurprising, given the amount of hype that has followed distributed ledger technology, that there has ...
FinTechs in Focus: Duco

20:01 June 8th 2016 in Analysis, Interviews

FinTechs in Focus: Duco

Duco, founded in 2010 in London, is a FinTech firm focused on providing Software as a Service that can compare any data sets, in any format, in minutes and identify discrepancies. Within the financial services industry, the technology being supplied by ...
A Closer Look at: Pre-Trade Analytics Marek Robertson, Managing Director, head of eFX sales at Barclays, discusses the role of pre-trade analytics within the banks’ e-FX platform Barx. Profit & Loss: What do clients want from a pre-trade analytics suite? MR: The concerns from clients are that ...
FinTech in FX:  As Old As…This Century? Although FinTech is a buzzword, it is not exactly new to FX – so what are the keys to a successful FinTech venture? Colin Lambert finds out. That unimpeachable source of all facts – Wikipedia – defines “FinTech” thus: “An economic industry composed ...
FinTechs:  The Revolution Will Not be Televised Galen Stops assesses the FinTech landscape and identifies some of the challenges and opportunities facing these firms. “FinTech”, the marriage of finance and information technology, has been around for some time. In an academic paper published in October 2015, The Evolution ...
A Closer Look at: Leveraging Technology Across Asset Classes David Wright, global head of FXEM electronic distribution at Morgan Stanley, talks about how his firm is using tools and technologies from its equities franchise to help it solve challenges in the FX market.  Profit & Loss: How have you been ...
A Closer Look at: Mobile Trading David O’Byrne, director, FX global product head – Citi Velocity, talks about Citi’s mobile offering and details his expectations for the growth of mobile trading. Profit & Loss: So how would you say that your mobile offering differentiates itself from ...