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The FX Consolidated Tape: A Perennial Chicken and Egg Problem At this point it is widely known in the FX market that there is an initiative underway, being spearheaded by FastMatch, to build a consolidated tape for FX, similar to the one that exists in equities. But given the differences ...
A Closer Look at: Emerging Markets FX David Wilkins, head of e-FX sales for EMEA and Asia at Goldman Sachs, discusses the growth of electronic EMFX trading on single bank platforms.Profit & Loss: In recent years we’ve seen more and more EMFX business go electronic. Is ...
The Future of FCMs: Adapting to Survive The plight of Futures Commission Merchants (FCMs) in recent years has been well documented. But can they adapt to survive and where are there parallels with the changes taking place in FX prime services? The FCM business model has been ...
Going the Last Mile Together? A new paper suggests that shared source code can help deliver an efficient and best of breed “last mile” check for automated trading systems. Colin Lambert takes a look and talks to the author. It can hardly be said that ...
The World Through a Different Lens: A New Look at Best Execution Pete Eggleston and Oliver Jerome have established a business to provide independent TCA services. Colin Lambert talks to the founders of BestX about their ambitions and the challenges associated with being a service provider in such a subjective field. Although ...
The Balancing Act: Liquidity Provision and the Bank-Client Relationship UBS has released a white paper which seeks to raise transparency levels around the bank’s liquidity provision and risk management practices. Colin Lambert takes a look. The last year or so has seen an increase in the level of ...
Best Structured Products Platform Structured products continues to represent a broad church – there is a focus on FX structured products here, but it should not be ignored that it is also about wider investment products and the ability to build a basket of investments. ...
Best FX Prime Brokerage Last year we noted how competition levels in FX prime brokerage dropped sharply and expressed the hope that they soon recover, if not to prior levels then at least part of the way. Therefore it is pleasing to report that ...
Best Research Platform At the risk of sounding like a broken record we continue to believe the appetite for research is changing. There is still interest in content, but especially in markets so skittish how users are consuming research is changing. There are ...
Algo Provider of the Year There is so much emphasis on best execution, sourcing liquidity and justifying actions in this world – most of which falls to the algo execution teams to deliver – that there is a feeling this should be our new top award! Never ...