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SEF Volumes: Changing Liquidity Patterns Since the introduction of SEFs, the liquidity on these platforms has remained very sticky, with clear incumbents in each asset class. But what does the data tell us about changing liquidity patterns and could competition be about to heat up ...
Technology Cements Role of Regional Banks Galen Stops takes a look at the different ways that technology is shaping regional banks' FX businesses. Technology is increasingly changing how regional and super regional banks access FX market liquidity and offer it to their clients. The overall impact ...
Under the Hood of the LCH.Clearnet, CLS Partnership LCH.Clearnet and CLS announced plans this summer to launch a service for clearing deliverable FX products. But how exactly will the new system work and is there really demand for this type of service? Galen Stops investigates. In August, ...
AUD: The Ghosts of Overshoots Past AUD: The Ghosts of Overshoots Past The AUD has sailed through levels which would be considered fair relative to domestic economic fundamentals and has begun to provide a stimulatory tailwind to the non-mining economy. Our analysis suggests that this is ...
CNY: Finding stability in instability By Callum Henderson, FICC Research, Standard Chartered Bank and Eddie Cheung, FICC Research, Standard Chartered Bank (HK) Limited In the wake of the 11 August ‘adjustment’ to the USD/CNY fixing mechanism, markets have focused on the likelihood of a major ...
Matt O’Hara, CEO for the Americas at 360T, talks to Galen Stops about the future of multibank trading platforms, building a business in developing markets and why 360T is more than just a platform for corporates. Galen Stops: When ...
Is Data the New Technology Battleground for Buy Side Firms? Galen Stops looks at why buy side firms are increasingly looking at new ways of viewing and analysing market data and how this is helping them create new trading strategies. Technology is increasingly allowing firms in a wide range of ...
Fintech Upstarts Target Financial Terminal Business Technological advancements have led to new vendors attempting to disrupt the financial terminal business. Galen Stops asks: Will they be able to challenge the incumbents?    The traditional terminals for financial services – operated primarily by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters – have proven ...
JP Morgan’s rejuvenated single dealer offering is nearing completion, but as Colin Lambert finds out, the journey to this point has taken a different course to most offerings. The story of platform development within the e-FX banking industry over ...
Fed Decides Against September Rates Hike The US Federal Reserve Bank has decided not to raise key interest rates in September, with chairwoman Janet Yellen citing concerns about a global economic slowdown, low inflation in the US and volatile stock markets as the reason for this ...