FX Technology

Editors Pick

Does e-FX still require a human touch?

Does e-FX still require a human touch?

Client demands for speed and efficiency, coupled with regulatory pressure for transparency, will continue to drive the growth of electronic trading, including trading of more complex products.
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Why FX can now move towards deep dive analytics

Why FX can now move towards deep dive analytics

Having access to the right data at the right time is vital for profitability and performance. In 2019, the financial industry spent a record USD 50 billion on market and trade data.
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Trading FX via a FIX API: practical steps and considerations

Trading FX via a FIX API: practical steps and considerations

Although there are multiple proprietary, front-end buy and sell-side trading platforms available today, a FIX API is still the most secure way to trade. This is mostly due to its functionality and flexibility, which I will explain below.
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Data-driven intelligent architecture for  FX etrading

Data-driven intelligent architecture for FX etrading

In the past 60 years, information technology has evolved on a one decade- long innovation cycle. A new cycle has started, which is centered around Data and Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning and is forcefully gaining momentum
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Give your High Frequency Trading Network  the edge

Give your High Frequency Trading Network the edge

When financial market participants set their network strategies, much of their focus is around the main mode of communication. In the ‘race to zero’ latency, how big an advantage does a microwave network provide,
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The role of next generation technology in helping FX trading firms to get more from their data

With every passing day a greater volume of data is captured globally. The value of this growing source of intelligence varies from industry to industry, but within financial markets the worth of good quality price data is far above rubies.
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Tackling the technology challenge in Asia's FX Markets

While the growth of FX in Asia has been anticipated for some time, the recent BIS Triennial Central Bank Survey has highlighted that Asia is the engine for the global economy and has been the only region with significant levels of growth in recent years with FX turnover in Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore larger than the US for the first time since the survey began.
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Reading between the lines - Leveraging big data to identify new FX trading opportunities

Andrew Lane: CEO of Acuity Trading explains why understanding what the words of a news article ‘means’ to its readers, or more specifically to the global investment community as a whole, is key to finding value and opportunity in the FX markets from the news.
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Top Stories

Technology Forum

XaaS Exploring the benefits of more flexible delivery models for FX

XaaS Exploring the benefits of more flexible delivery models for FX

e-Forex brings together Kieran Fitzpatrick, Head of FX at Broadway Technology, Eugene Markman, Vice President of Finance and Operations at MarketFactory, Annalisa Sarasini Chief Business Development Officer, smartTrade Technologies and Fabrice Benouaich Director, Business Performance & Insight at Finastra to discuss some of the key issues associated with the Everything As a Service model (XaaS) in FX.
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Expert Opinion

High Touch and High Tech: FX traders can have both

High Touch and High Tech: FX traders can have both

In the modern world, many services have been automated to achieve maximum efficiency with minimal human effort. This effect has swept across many industries, including financial services, and it comes with both benefits and downsides. Tom Lazenga, Global Head of Sales for TNS’ Financial Services business, shares with e-Forex his insights into how FX traders can address the issues this raises.
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FINTECH PROVIDER PROFILE

Kooltra - building technology to democratize capital markets

Kooltra - building technology to democratize capital markets

Kooltra is a fast growing Canadian FinTech company with a mission to transform OTC capital markets, starting with foreign exchange and international payments. The firm’s focus is on post trade operations and driving end-to-end solutions that enable market participants to get up and running quickly and manage operations efficiently. Their solution is uniquely built on Salesforce, giving their customers access to the Salesforce Platform and the AppExchange. This architecture gives customers full control of their data, which spans transactions, cash, risk, compliance, CRM, market data, and more - all on one platform. These data can be accessed using all of the Salesforce reporting capabilities, as well as over API. Their current offering is targeted towards Institutional FX brokers, and they plan to push into FX payments in 2020. We asked Adam Katz, Founder & CEO, to tell us more about how Kooltra is leveraging this unique infrastructure to drastically reduce operating costs for downstream brokers and banks.
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Partner Content

By Stefano Durdic, Managing Director of Financial Services, Transaction Network Services

How Colocation, Connectivity and Content can boost your FX trading firm

The “3Cs” – colocation, connectivity and content – are familiar to any successful financial services firm. But how do firms manage these crucial elements of their operations most efficiently?
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Trading & Technology Clinic

By Fabrice Benouaich, Finastra, Director, Product Management SeamlessFX and Guillaume Spay, Finastra, Director, Global Solutions,
						                   Treasury and Capital Markets.

White Labelled FX Platforms: An old story with a new ending

By Fabrice Benouaich, Finastra, Director, Product Management SeamlessFX and Guillaume Spay, Finastra, Director, Global Solutions, Treasury and Capital Markets.
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Inside the Latest Edition

e-Forex Magazine June 2020