Winter 2012/13

Peter Randall : Equiduct

MUDDY WATERS. Peter Randall, CEO, Equiduct The uncertainty over the economy and the prolonged eurozone crisis may be blamed for the parlous state of the equity...

Emerging Markets : Accessibility

CARPE  DIEM. Investor appetite for emerging markets remained buoyant during 2012 and technology enhancements aiding access to a number of developing markets will be continue...

FX Focus : Exchange trading

GAME CHANGER? London-based LMAX Exchange, the first FSA regulated MTF for FX and metals, aims to bring market participants together in an anonymous, order-driven, and...

FX Focus : TCA

TCA - NO ARGUMENT? FX markets may lack the transparency of equity markets, but the asset class is gaining momentum. As a result attention is...

FX Focus : Algo trading

ALGO TRADING IN FX.   Algorithmic trading in FX is a relatively new development but its not without its challenges. Best Execution speaks to Rob Weissman*...

FX Focus : Best execution

UNBUNDLING COMES TO FX. While investment management firms are increasingly looking at FX as an asset class, they also need to be active in the...

FX Focus : Bob McDowall

THE INS AND OUTS OF FX. When volumes are low and trading is directionless is FX the low correlation alternative? Bob McDowall* looks at how...

Jan Jonsson : Neonet

WHY DARK IS BRIGHTER THAN GREY. For some time now a variety of liquidity pools have been widely referred to as “dark” – from “dark...

Trading : Best execution

WHAT'S IN A NAME? Best Execution still means different things to different firms. Heather McKenzie reports. More than five years after the introduction of MiFID one...

Darren Toulson : Liquidmetrix

CAN YOU HIDE IN THE DARK? Darren Toulson, Head of research, LiquidMetrix explains why MTF dark pools are playing an increasing role in European algorithmic...

Asset class focus : FX

SPECIAL FX. Foreign exchange is increasingly seen as an investible asset class by the buyside but it is dogged by a lack of transparency. Dan...

Market opinion : Marcus Hooper & Jannah Patchay

THE NEXT STAGE.   Marcus Hooper and Jannah Patchay, Agora Global Consultants look at the fate of equities If we tried to place the maturity of the...

Post trade : Collateral management

THE BIG SQUEEZE.   A new dawn of central clearing is almost upon us but sourcing the right collateral may be tricky. Lynn Strongin Dodds reports Ever...

Execution venues : Strategy

THE HONEYMOON IS OVER. The screw is turning and MTFs now have to prove their staying power. Mary Bogan reports  The tables have turned in...

Frédéric Hannequart : Euroclear

STRIKING ALLIANCES. Frédéric Hannequart explains how Euroclear Group is helping clients respond to the new regulatory regime. There is so much regulation, but what are...