The seminar was very successful and well attended by Brokerages and FX Technology providers from across the global forex marketplace.
After a short introduction from Gaeis Chreis, MetaQuotes Chief Operating Officer, underlining the commitment of the company to it’s 7 million global end users and clients and thanking them for their continued support, the seminars initial address was opened by Qassem Hamadeh, who delivered a brief overview of the advantages of MT5 Gateways and their advantages to liquidity connectivity.
Qassem’s overview was followed by an in depth users perspective of MT5 Gateways capability in practice by Andrei Savitski. Highlighting the ability of MT5’s White Label Gateway to allow Brokers to become listed liquidity providers themselves, connecting directly to other trading brokers.
After a productive morning lunch was provided by Metaquotes in the panoramic restaurant of the Seminar venues, St Raphael Hotel overlooking Limassol’s Marina.
Choosing a liquidity partner
Reconvening after lunch, Patrick McTurk, a Director of Technical Services at Currenex and Managing Director of State Street Global Markets, gave an articulate presentation of who to choose as a liquidity partner when using MT5 Gateways and the criteria best employed when considering a liquidity source. Stressing the intimate business relationship of this partnership.
With many brokers interested in Broker to Broker liquidity provision that MT5 Gateways facilitates he highlighted the advantages of this in terms of trade simplicity, higher leverage, lower capital requirements and overall fit for smaller brokerages but warned that these factors should be weighed against issues of competition and technology infrastructure, latency, reliability and business continuity requirements which may sometimes be better provided by larger dedicated liquidity sources to reduce risk. He concluded by saying that the MT5 Gateways direct liquidity access allowed increased interest in the retail market due to greater transparency.
The Seminar was concluded by a lively question and answer session with Renat Fatkhullin CEO and founder of MetaQuotes who answered all questions frankly for over an hour. Taking time to ensure that he had satisfactorily answered as fully as possible the attendee’s query.
The Seminar concluded at 4:00 pm though the lively debate continued at the cocktail reception hosted that evening in the Moroccan lounge of the hotel.