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.
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 ...
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 ...
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!
The post-trade space more than any other seems destined to be
driven towards a utility model, which in turn means fewer
opportunities for innovation and even differentiation.
That said, as
has been proven by our winner in this category over ...
This award remains about information and interaction. Traders
need more information than ever before and they need it in an
easy to read format, preferably on the same desktop (or mobile
device) as their pricing.
This means a clean dealing ...
It is something of a strange time for hedge funds, because while
last year we noted that the community has not been at the
forefront of all banks’ thinking, over the past 12 months some have
seen themselves almost totally discarded ...
The real money sector is a fascinating one at the moment,
because it is at the centre of the upheaval around best
execution. Putting aside for one second the issues surrounding this
segment’s use of the WMR Benchmark Fix, ...
More than ever a good service to corporate FX clients is about
flexibility and the ability to provide for a huge range of
From the biggest multinational with its very
sophisticated technology and execution desk, through the standard
And so to our annual reminder that servicing one’s peers is
always the hardest task, mainly because their background is
similar, they could be potential competitors, and as far as service
levels go, they are very demanding!
As more ...