The financial markets have never before seen so many reviews looking at fresh ways to regulate. Although Regulation and Taxation may no longer be real news to us, the frequency and attention given to the topic in public discussion is increasing.
As many leading FX providers are now adopting more client-centric strategies when rolling out new electronic products and trading platforms, Nicholas Pratt explores in what ways electronic FX services can help improve and engender more productive client relationships.
Strong growth in electronic trading activity last year pushed electronic foreign exchange volumes above 60% of the overall global FX market for the first time.
Mandatory clearing of NDFs via CCPs is expected to be implemented this year and with clearing of FX Options to follow, Frances Maguire looks at whether the changes to the back office will bring more joined-up processing for FX.
A new generation of liquidity aggregation technologies and liquidity management toolsets can now assist high performance FX sell-side and buy-side firms to visualise liquidity and therefore accelerate deployment of alpha generating algorithms and optimise the implementation of their trading strategies. Nicholas Pratt explores what factors and FX business drivers are creating demand for improved real-time views of FX liquidity.
The CORTEX brand is synonymous with 2 concepts - Intelligence and Advantage. Just as the CORTEX of the brain controls the senses, CORTEXFX, (which is the first product to be launched under BNP Paribas new electronic trading brand) allows BNP Paribas clients to take full control of their FX trading environment using a feature rich, stable, platform. Thomas Soede, global head of e-commerce at BNP Paribas talks to Frances Maguire about the launch of BNP Paribas advanced multi-product FX trading platform. Employing cutting edge trading technology, CORTEXFX offers efficient execution and a one-stop point of access to a range of intelligent electronic products, tools and services from BNP Paribas.
Richard Willsher discovers how trade and telecommunications infrastructure shape the current foreign exchange market in Africa as a whole and although South Africa is the continent
While FX prime brokerage is already a growth area, the added complexity of mandatory clearing for NDFs and FX options is likely to give the segment another boost as those drawn into clearing consider the benefits of a prime broker. Frances Maguire looks at what is in store.
Complex Event Processing (CEP) technology is continuing to expand further out across and beyond capital markets and banking sectors - including at FX retail and institutional levels. Top use cases from just a few years ago - headed by algo trading - have been leapfrogged lately by auto hedging and risk, market surveillance and FX e-commerce. Roger Aitken examines the landscape.
With cloud computing services continuing to have a dramatic impact on the delivery of FX trading applications, Joe Morgan looks at where we can expect to see further significant use of the technology being applied to post trade and FX risk management operations.
Joe Morgan discovers more about how managed network connectivity solutions can significantly improve the delivery of FX market data between FX trading venues, counterparties and data centers and what tools and applications are now available via managed network providers to help High Frequency FX trading firms analyse their pricing, trading and post-trade data processing activities.
Joe Morgan examines how a new generation of middleware messaging architectures can now be leveraged to help platform developers overcome many of the difficulties in moving real-time FX data across multiple delivery channels.
With Andrew Ralich, Co-Founder and CEO of oneZero Financial Systems, a leading provider of low latency software systems for the financial markets.
Patrick Myles, Chief Technology Officer at Caplin Systems answers some questions on the subject of Single Dealer Platforms.
Varengold, the German investment bank, has recently launched an enhanced flow and risk management tool - CoreVG for brokers that enables them to amplify and leverage their market making profits. The company
Heather McLean examines what factors should influence a financial institution or brokers choice of FX White Label (WL) solution and strategic licensing partner to work with and in what ways WL partnerships can help trading firms to grow their market share and take advantage of fast evolving regional business growth opportunities in FX.
e-Forex talks with Matt McIntyre, Partners Manager at AxiCorp Financial Services Pty Ltd, about the company
Nicholas Pratt examines what benefits traders can get from dealing with brokers who take a hybrid approach to trade execution by offering both traditional Dealing Desk and and Non Dealing Desk facilities and he looks at what factors should determine whether a retail forex trader should transition to an ECN Broker and the issues that might influence their choice of platform provider.
At home in the spare room, all alone, day in, day out. That can be the lonely life of the retail trader. Or rather, that is what has been the lonely life of the retail trader until recently. As Heather McLean discovers, things are changing now with the rapid growth of social investment trading platforms, also known as copy and mirror trading networks, which are becoming ever more popular as they connect individuals from around the world in a hub of virtual social activity that relieves the feeling of isolation.
e-Forex talks with John Miesner, Managing Director and Head of Sales at Hotspot FX, about the launch of Hotspot FX Private Label.
MB Trading recently launched MBTFX, a proprietary Electronic Xrossing Network (EXN) router. We asked CEO Ross Ditlove to tell us more about this product and the benefits of a more transparent FX pricing environment.
e-Forex talks with Moses Virella, Marketing Director at ThinkForex, about the firms range of online trading services and plans for business development.
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e-Forex talks with David Hastings, CEO of Boston Prime, an innovative liquidity connector which provides institutional-grade liquidity for FX market participants.
e-Forex talks with Jeff Ward, Global Head of FX Sales at ICAP Electronic Broking.
Roger Aitken reviews the
The independent trading platform provider, ActForex, started business in 1998, which was before e-Forex was launched. As the company now has traders in over 100 countries using its products, we asked CEO Ilya Sorokin to tell us more about the secret of their success.
e-Forex talks with Philippe Bonnefoy, co-founder of Eleuthera Capital AG
Lars Holst, CEO of CFH Markets, talks about how the FX market is evolving and in what ways the new ProTrader 2 platform has been designed to improve the overall trading experience for the company
Latest developments from Gold-i, a global market leader in trading systems integration, ensure that its flagship product, the Gold-i Gate Bridge, remains at the forefront of the trading technology industry. Tom Higgins, Gold-i