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Alpha Quest: Navigating the Storm In many ways alpha seeking firms trading FX have endured something of a perfect storm of return reducing conditions over the past few years. Interest rate differentials are still largely non-existent as central banks persist with low interest rate policies. Many banks have pulled back from both principal risk taking and credit provision in FX, making life harder for their buy side counterparts. Regulations continue to take their toll on both buy and sell side firms, introducing new cost pressures and causing budgets to be increasingly diverted towards compliance functions.