FX Brokerage Operations

Editors Pick

Advanced Risk Management –  Not just for the big banks!

Advanced Risk Management – Not just for the big banks!

Aggregated liquidity and smart order routing are important ingredients for FX brokers, but they are no longer enough to maintain a competitive edge in today’s FX environment. Gone are the days when brokers are simply adding a margin and hedging each position
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Why there’s no escaping the importance of multi asset offerings

Why there’s no escaping the importance of multi asset offerings

Client demand and competitive threats highlight flaws in FX-only mindset. The leveraged trading industry may have its foundations squarely set in currency markets, but recent decades have seen successive demands for asset classes beyond forex to be added to trading platforms.
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Price isn’t everything: separating good and bad liquidity in today’s FX market

Price isn’t everything: separating good and bad liquidity in today’s FX market

Providing pricing in the world’s most liquid market is a more competitive business than ever before – and brokers must ensure their customers have access to only the best quality liquidity from the most trusted counterparties, says Siju Daniel, Chief Commercial Officer - FXCM Group.
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What to look for in a Market Data vendor

What to look for in a Market Data vendor

Conor O’Driscoll outlines why choosing a market data partner is an essential strategic decision and is much more than about data and technology. We will no longer eat a piece of chicken unless we can verify where it came from and be sure of the reputability of that source – market data should be no different. Market data is critical to the success of financial services providers. Choosing a data partner is an essential strategic decision; it is a multi-faceted process that means making sure your chosen provider has all of their bases covered. It is about much more than data and technology. The right partner must have a good cultural fit with your organization. They must understand your goals and be up to date on all best practices.
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Reviewing the Mobile Trading apps landscape

Reviewing the Mobile Trading apps landscape

As we approach the end of the second decade of the 21st Century, FX and Crypto trading continues to be a buoyant business sector. In this article the founder of mobile trading app specialist MTP LLP, Paul G. Smith, examines the current state of the art for mobile access to trading systems. There is no longer any question about whether or not a broker needs a mobile presence, the only question is - what should that mobile presence be? However, this article is not going to be so relevant to white label “broker in a box” scenarios, in which the micro-broker does not have any control over its operational or technical infrastructure.
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Prime of Primes: Well placed to meet the evolving needs of the global FX market

With over a decade having elapsed since the 2008 financial crisis, Natallia Hunik takes a look back over the past 10 years of the FX Prime Brokerage business and outlines why the growth of Prime of Primes looks set to continue.
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Top Stories

Fintech Provider Profile

The Ingenuity of Unity: Why Plugit’s new YOONIT platform is set to transform the FX sector

The Ingenuity of Unity: Why Plugit’s new YOONIT platform is set to transform the FX sector

The online trading industry has come a long way over the past 25 years, but retail brokers of different sizes have long faced major operational challenges, a typical one has been the sheer volume of work involved in running a successful retail trading site. While many of the key tools are widely available off-the-shelf, the lack of a truly unified solution meant that without significant capital, staffing expenses alone made operating a brokerage a cost-prohibitive proposition.
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Recent Appointments

GMO-Z.com Trade UK hires Ramy Soliman to drive institutional offering

GMO-Z.com Trade UK hires Ramy Soliman to drive institutional offering

Ramy Soliman is well known to readers of e-Forex and has huge experience within the FX space. Now working as Chief Strategy Officer at GMO-Z.com, he will be driving the growth of the broker’s institutional business. We asked him about his strategy for achieving this.
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Partner Content

Impressive global growth continues at IS Prime

Impressive global growth continues at IS Prime

IS Prime, part of ISAM Capital Markets, is one of the fastest growing Prime of Prime brokers globally. The FCA regulated firm has a reputation for excellence in terms of liquidity, multi-asset execution and risk consultancy services for institutional clients. e-Forex talks to Managing Partner, Raj Sitlani to find out more.
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Gold-i accelerates development of Matrix

Gold-i accelerates development of Matrix

Following recent announcements about the expansion of Gold-i’s development team, e-Forex spoke to Chris James, Chief Technology Officer at Gold-i to find out more about the innovative FinTech company’s current product development focus and future plans.
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Product Launch

John Miesner

Spotex launches Liquidity, Credit and Margin solutions for Prime of Primes and FX Brokers

Spotex recently launched Periscope™ Multilevel Credit-Margin Manager as well as new dedicated broker liquidity hubs. Having just introduced two new products, we asked John Miesner, Senior Managing Director of the firm, to tell us more about them.
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Inside the Latest Edition

e-Forex Magazine December 2019