Increasing regulatory initiatives strive to capture, to master but also to govern most of the financial markets. One of them, the Foreign Exchange market, is still a mainly OTC (over-the-counter) one, which has been overcoming the ongoing economic and sovereign turbulences remarkably well.
The impact of clearing will be felt throughout the FX market. Frances Maguire looks at the main challenges ahead and what
The past year has seen a great deal of change in the area of international Forex compliance. Although four years have passed since the Dodd-Frank Act became law, its repercussions continue to be felt. By the time the CFTC announced in May that it was extending relief for the second year in a row (with one commissioner expressing doubt that even the newly revised schedule was feasible), it was clear that real regulatory clarity was still a long way off.
Nicholas Pratt explores what it takes to rise to the top of FX e-commerce league tables and whether differentiation in e-FX can be more successfully achieved by delivering more client focused and less product focused products and services.
As advances in technology have meant that trading in vanilla FX options and structures is being more widely adopted, Frances Maguire looks at how pricing and execution on electronic platforms are now being enhanced.
Stefan Hamberger, Head of eFIC Sales at Commerzbank Corporates and Markets (C&M) talks to Frances Maguire about Commander, Commerzbank
Global trade, local politics and regulation are the factors that most influence electronic foreign exchange trading in Latin America, while south of the US border the market is as rich and diverse as the countries that comprise the region.
FX market firms are seeing a growth in trading volumes that is leaving their trading infrastructures struggling. Dan Barnes explores how, as legacy technology struggles to cope, new
The arms race in to deliver high-speed, automated trading requires a solid underlying technology architecture
With Peter Kriskinans, Managing Director of DealHub, one of the leading providers of financial market software solutions.
Everything is getting faster, it seems. And the faster things get, the shorter they last. Whether this relatively unrefined truism can be applied to FX algorithmic trading remains a moot point but, as Nicholas Pratt discovers, it is clear that service providers are devoting an increasing amount of time to building tools that can help to speed up the construction process for FX trading algorithms
As the use of machine readable news becomes more accepted among FX traders, Nicholas Pratt examines the challenges facing the providers of such services
New regulations mandating clearing of FX OTC products and trade reporting of all non-Spot trades will not only introduce the need to connect to central counterparties (CCPs), Swap Execution Facilities (SEFs) and Trade Repositories to the FX back office, it will also impact all aspects of the clearing workflow for FX derivatives. Nick Dyne and Keith Tippell, co-heads of MarkitSERV
Liquidity bridges are now seen as an established and crucial element in delivering electronic forex trading services. Heather McLean explores how they can also help FX brokers capture more business, increase customer loyalty and manage risk more effectively by streamlining the back office and making operations run in real time, a vital task given today
Spotware Systems is a financial technology provider that strives to put the interests of traders at the heart of all their product development decision making. e-Forex talks to Ilya Holeu, Managing Director, about cTrader and cAlgo, the company
Anthony Brocco, CEO of Advanced Markets, a leading provider of foreign exchange direct market access (DMA) services, talks to e-Forex about the launch of the company
Manuel Heyden, CEO and founder of ayondo GmbH, talks to e-Forex about why this social trading platform is proving so popular amongst the online trading and investment community.
Heather McLean explores in what ways the more powerful native features of mobile devices are being exploited to deliver improved mobile FX trading solutions
e-Forex talks with Mark Hanney, CEO of Valbury Capital, an FSA regulated brokerage firm operating from a London base.
e-Forex talks with Manuela Mazzacco, CEO of AFX Capital.
e-Forex talks with two new members of QFS Asset Management, Karlheinz Muhr, CEO and Jim Conklin, Ph.D., Head of Research. QFS is a leading asset and risk management firm based in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA.
Leading trading systems integrator, Gold-i has risen to the forefront of the industry by spotting gaps in the market and developing products for which there is a genuine need amongst brokers.