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What Nex for EBS? As EBS BrokerTec prepares for the departure of a CEO that has driven so much change at the firm and its transition to being part of Nex, Galen Stops looks at the firm’s evolving role and identity within the FX market. News that Gil Mandelzis, CEO of EBS Brokertec, is stepping down from the role has triggered the usual speculation over a successor and the business conditions the next CEO will face. Without doubt, the next head of EBS will be taking the reins of a very different company to that inherited by Mandelzis.
Few Surprises in Latest BIS Figures So the latest Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Triennial Central Bank Survey is out and, as Profit & Loss previously reported, the headline figure is that the FX market has contracted in size from $5.3 trillion to $5.1 trillion traded per day over the past three years. This news seems to have caught very few people by surprise, however the survey shows spot foreign exchange volumes are lower while FX swaps activity has grown considerably, especially in Asian centres and in the yen.
A Closer Look at: FXPB

07:00 July 4th 2016 in Analysis, Interviews

A Closer Look at: FXPB

Andrew Rosoman, regional head of FXPB for EMEA, and Colin Wood, FXPB Sales, discuss the migration of UBS’ electronic FXPB platform onto Neo. Profit & Loss: What was the biggest challenge in terms of getting your existing FXPB offering integrated into ...
Profit & Loss: ICE has made significant investments in its market data business in recent years, with the purchase of SuperDerivatives and Interactive Data. Why is ICE investing so heavily in market data services and how do these acquisitions fit in ...
A Closer Look at: Trade Analytics Emily Eimer, e-FX analytics, and John Estrada, global head of e-FX at Credit Suisse, talk about the firm’s new trade analytics system. Profit & Loss: Talk us through the Real-Time Automated Data Analysis Robot (Radar) you’ve recently launched. What ...
What Can the Brexit Vote Teach Us About FX Liquidity? The illiquidity in the market following the Swiss National Bank’s (SNB) decision to drop its peg to the euro raised numerous questions about how liquidity functions in the modern FX market, and particularly how it functions in times of ...
Ending a Never-Ending Saga: Truth and Reconciliation in FX Should a line be drawn in the sand over alleged misconduct in FX markets? Colin Lambert sees benefits in the idea. The list of FX traders taking their former employers to court for unfair dismissal grows almost by the week, ...
A Closer Look at: Aggregation Tools Richard James, head of CEM execution services at J.P. Morgan, explains the importance of aggregators as a pre-trade visualisation tool. Profit & Loss: Generally speaking, do you feel that there is a growing client demand for aggregation tools and services ...
Artificial Intelligence:  The Future of FinTech? Humans are curious creatures. We study our environment, consider ourselves in relation to our surroundings, and, uniquely among living things, even ponder our ability to think. Whether we realise it or not, we regard sentience as the crowning jewel of ...
FinTechs in Focus: 12Sided Technology When Peter Nabicht started 12Sided Technology alongside Phil Vachon and Chris Casano – respectively the lead engineer and co-founder of the FX hedge fund, AienTech – at the end of 2013, the focus of the company was very different. Originally, the trio were ...