Delivering e-FX platforms in an ever changing landscape

With Joe Locke, CEO of Eurobase Banking Solutions, a leading provider of eTrading and Treasury Management software.

First Published: e-Forex Magazine 51 / Fast Track / April, 2013

Joe, you have a successful background in software development and operational management in the Banking sector.  In what ways do you see the FX technology arms race evolving?  Technology advancements have historically opened doors to new business opportunities but in the main, technology solutions are driven by business demand, change and evolution.  Sell side have had to respond to competition which has driven down margins and which has led to an increased need to find more cost effective e-solutions. This has also lead to new techniques being deployed to replace lost margin – aggregation and internalisation being two examples. In turn, this has led to banks bringing platforms to market that appeal to a wider range of customers as the hunt for flow continues unabated. Against this background the crisis has led to an increased focus on the FX market having to cope with an increased regulatory burden. Who knows the full extent of the regulations that will surface over the coming years...continued

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