Winter 2016/17

Profile : Alfred Eskandar : Portware

ARTIFICIALLY INTELLIGENT EXECUTION. Alfred Eskandar, CEO at Portware, a FactSet Company, discusses the pressures to enhance the trading desk and how investment processes are impacting...

FX trading focus : Profile : James Wood-Collins

THE GREAT DIVIDE. James Wood-Collins, CEO Record Currency Management discusses divergent money polices and other themes going into 2017. What have been the major trends this...

FX trading focus : Profile : Jon Vollemaere

EMFX IN THE SPOTLIGHT. Jon Vollemaere, CEO and founder of R5FX explains why he is shining the electronic light onto emerging market currencies.   What is the background...

FX trading focus : Overview : Gill Wadsworth

A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF FX. Gill Wadsworth looks at how FX has ridden the political waves. This year, a £1 bet on Donald Trump...

FinTech : The Cloud : Louise Rowland

BLUE SKY THINKING. Cloud computing comes into its own. Louise Rowland reports. It may impact almost every corner of our daily lives but, until recently, uptake...

Data management : Outsourcing : Heather McKenzie

MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK. While data is becoming increasingly crucial for financial firms, it is generally a rather messy business: significant investment is made...

FX trading focus : HFT : Dan Barnes

FX: THE PHANTOM LIQUIDITY MENACE.   The sterling flash crash is indicative broker liquidity has gone; the buyside must look for alternative counterparts in FX. Dan...

Regulation & compliance : MiFID II : Francesca Carnevale

PREPPING FOR MIFID II: A RICH FIRM’S GAME? Although seemingly hitched to an endless reset button, MiFID II looks to be as transformational as its...

Trading infrastructure : Consolidation : Lynn Strongin Dodds

A SENSE OF DÉJÀ VU. The latest round of exchange mergers took place in 2016 but politics may scupper the headline grabbing Deutsche Börse/LSE deal....

FX trading focus : Change & progress : Allan Guild

FROM REGULATORY CHANGES TO TECHNOLOGICAL PROCESS. Allan Guild, global head of regulatory change and FX options business management at HSBC As part of the ‘Dealing Room...

FX trading focus : Market opinion : Jannah Patchay

THE CHALLENGES VS THE OPPORTUNITIES OF FX REGULATION. Jannah Patchay, Agora Global Consultants The very existence of an ever-more interconnected global economy is predicated upon the ability of...

Market opinion : Impact of regulation : Dan Simpson

THE LONG AND WINDING FINISH LINE. Although there have been numerous delays, Daniel Simpson, head of research at JWG Group explains why it is crucial...

FX trading focus : FX TCA : Willis Bruckermann

DIFFUSION WILL BRING MIFID II-LIKE OUTCOMES TO THE SPOT FX MARKET. Willis Bruckermann, analyst consultant at GreySpark Partners In October 2016, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)...

FX trading focus : NDFs : John O’Hara

CONSIDERING THE OPTIONS. John O’Hara, Global Head FXPB & FX Clearing, Prime Services, Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Bank considers the changing NDF world. The onslaught...

FX trading focus : The retail sector : Ryan Nettles

LOOKING OVER THE FENCE. Ryan Nettles, Head eForex Trading & Market Strategy, Swissquote Bank SA speaks to Best Execution and gives a market perspective from...