The new Autobahn - breaking new ground in FX platform development

In July this year Deutsche Bank unveiled its next generation FX trading platform on Autobahn. Frances Maguire talks to Ian O’Flaherty, Global Head of FX eSales at Deutsche Bank, about what this means for the bank.

What led to the decision to upgrade Autobahn for FX trading? Electronic execution has been at the heart of the FX business model for the last 10 years but client demands and the regulatory landscape have shifted. The new Autobahn platform is a ground breaking development which represents a revolution in the FX market.  The new platform was developed to help clients manage and navigate upcoming changes in market structure. It helps corporate and real money clients respond quickly and efficiently to a new regulatory and liquidity environment. Post-trade is going to become much more important. The speed of post-trade activity and reporting to SDRs is going to be absolutely crucial so things like our new blotter, which allows users to see every trade regardless of execution channel, will be invaluable to clients. What new functionality have you been able to add? New functionalities include the market’s first combined electronic and voice trade blotter across all execution channels. Our trade...continued

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