FX Technology

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The role of next generation technology in helping FX trading firms to get more from their data

The role of next generation technology in helping FX trading firms to get more from their data

With every passing day a greater volume of data is captured globally. The value of this growing source of intelligence varies from industry to industry, but within financial markets the worth of good quality price data is far above rubies.
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Tackling the technology challenge in Asia’s FX Markets

Tackling the technology challenge in Asia’s FX Markets

While the growth of FX in Asia has been anticipated for some time, the recent BIS Triennial Central Bank Survey has highlighted that Asia is the engine for the global economy and has been the only region with significant levels of growth in recent years with FX turnover in Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore larger than the US for the first time since the survey began.
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Reading between the lines - Leveraging big data to identify new FX trading opportunities

Reading between the lines - Leveraging big data to identify new FX trading opportunities

Andrew Lane: CEO of Acuity Trading explains why understanding what the words of a news article ‘means’ to its readers, or more specifically to the global investment community as a whole, is key to finding value and opportunity in the FX markets from the news.
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ML and Predictive Analytics: Where data driven learning interacts with FX algo trading

ML and Predictive Analytics: Where data driven learning interacts with FX algo trading

It’s little secret that FX businesses in many banks are struggling for profitability and adequate ROC. Coupling this with increasing regulatory data management requirements further darkens the picture. However, as Matthew Hodgson – Founder & CEO of Mosaic Smart Data - explains, there is actually a major opportunity implicit in this situation. If done well, machine learning technology, particularly in the realm of anomaly detection, can significantly enhance profitability across a firm’s FX business, including powering automation.
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How technology will shape the trading behaviour of tomorrow

How technology will shape the trading behaviour of tomorrow

Mobile technology opened the door for the individual trader. Prior to this technology, prospective traders were bound by location and inhibited by daily routines and obligations. From conception, the percentage of trades made via a mobile platform and the amount of trade volume has steadily increased.
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The role of Connectivity in global FX trading

The factors that influence FX network connectivity are diverse. Regulations govern the culture of trading in FX as they do other asset classes; technology provides the tools while market participants and...
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Complacency Risk of AI Adoption

Having grown up in the 90’s when the latest ‘must-have’ toy was the GameBoy and Michael J Fox was the envy of every child with his hoverboard in Back to the Future Part II, one cannot fail to be impressed or excited by everything that artificial intelligence has to offer. Sure, the doomslayers will always emphasise the negative impact of such revolutions but like any risk, there is opportunity and none more so than in trading.
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Leveraging Machine Learning for FX trading

Interest in Machine Learning is exploding and all businesses consider it as a prime future-reshaping initiative. FX e-trading provides a large amount of data which can be considered the required fuel of Machine Learning computing. Yet, as in all new hot trends, there is a large amount of misunderstanding and hype about what machine learning is and can do. Medan Gabbay, Chief Revenue Officer of Quod Financial investigates.
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Technology Forum

XaaS Exploring the benefits of more flexible delivery models for FX

XaaS Exploring the benefits of more flexible delivery models for FX

e-Forex brings together Kieran Fitzpatrick, Head of FX at Broadway Technology, Eugene Markman, Vice President of Finance and Operations at MarketFactory, Annalisa Sarasini Chief Business Development Officer, smartTrade Technologies and Fabrice Benouaich Director, Business Performance & Insight at Finastra to discuss some of the key issues associated with the Everything As a Service model (XaaS) in FX.
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Expert Opinion

High Touch and High Tech: FX traders can have both

High Touch and High Tech: FX traders can have both

In the modern world, many services have been automated to achieve maximum efficiency with minimal human effort. This effect has swept across many industries, including financial services, and it comes with both benefits and downsides. Tom Lazenga, Global Head of Sales for TNS’ Financial Services business, shares with e-Forex his insights into how FX traders can address the issues this raises.
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FINTECH PROVIDER PROFILE

Kooltra - building technology to democratize capital markets

Kooltra - building technology to democratize capital markets

Kooltra is a fast growing Canadian FinTech company with a mission to transform OTC capital markets, starting with foreign exchange and international payments. The firm’s focus is on post trade operations and driving end-to-end solutions that enable market participants to get up and running quickly and manage operations efficiently. Their solution is uniquely built on Salesforce, giving their customers access to the Salesforce Platform and the AppExchange. This architecture gives customers full control of their data, which spans transactions, cash, risk, compliance, CRM, market data, and more - all on one platform. These data can be accessed using all of the Salesforce reporting capabilities, as well as over API. Their current offering is targeted towards Institutional FX brokers, and they plan to push into FX payments in 2020. We asked Adam Katz, Founder & CEO, to tell us more about how Kooltra is leveraging this unique infrastructure to drastically reduce operating costs for downstream brokers and banks.
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Partner Content

By Stefano Durdic, Managing Director of Financial Services, Transaction Network Services

How Colocation, Connectivity and Content can boost your FX trading firm

The “3Cs” – colocation, connectivity and content – are familiar to any successful financial services firm. But how do firms manage these crucial elements of their operations most efficiently?
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Trading & Technology Clinic

 By Guillaume Spay, Global Solution Director, Treasury Capital Markets at Finastra.

Financial Clouds in FX – Leveraging a new operating model

By Guillaume Spay, Global Solution Director, Treasury Capital Markets at Finastra.
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Inside the Latest Edition

e-Forex Magazine December 2019