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Exploring the benefits of outsourced algorithmic FX trading services

Exploring the benefits of outsourced algorithmic FX trading services

Like with other asset classes, FX trading has become more electronic, and this has resulted in more data across more venues that needs to be processed faster and with a high degree of accuracy. Simultaneously, there is more pressure on traders to cut costs, yet improve execution quality. Algorithmic trading is a great tool to meet these seemingly opposing objectives. 
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Technology provision Facilitating institutional access to the crypto asset market

Technology provision Facilitating institutional access to the crypto asset market

The title of this piece is short and straight forward, but accomplishing it in today’s nascent crypto-asset ecosystem is clearly not as easy as accessing other more traditional asset classes. That’s precisely why this is an opportunity, both from a business perspective as well as from the perspective of market innovation.
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Why standards in FX present a huge opportunity

Why standards in FX present a huge opportunity

By removing barriers to exchange, standards always increase the amount of business done. They cut costs, widen margins, expand opportunities and reduce risk.
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FX Hybrid Technology Evolves as Retail and Institutional Converge

FX Hybrid Technology Evolves as Retail and Institutional Converge

Perspective from Andrew Ralich CEO, oneZero Financial
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Institutional cryptocurrency trading – addressing some of the key technology issues

Institutional cryptocurrency trading – addressing some of the key technology issues

Many regional banks and smaller institutions are looking at adding cryptocurrencies to their portfolio of products and services. David Vincent, CEO of smartTrade Technologies looks at some of the technology considerations that are involved with this.
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Execution Analytics - Helping FX trading firms to take more informed decisions

Execution Analytics - Helping FX trading firms to take more informed decisions

If best execution is the goal, then helping prove it is the mandate of TCA providers. And for FX markets, measuring execution performance is an activity that has yet to mature even as technology delivers more sophisticated tools. Anna Reitman investigates.
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Liquidity, Independence, Analytics and Transparency - Why some Institutional FX ECNs  still stand out from the crowd

Liquidity, Independence, Analytics and Transparency - Why some Institutional FX ECNs still stand out from the crowd

Nicholas Pratt explores why Institutional FX ECNs are appealing to increasing numbers of trading firms many of whom value anonymity, low-latency and the ability to use special order types.
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Special Report

Real-time FX data analytics: Exploring the productivity and competitive advantages 

Real-time FX data analytics: Exploring the productivity and competitive advantages 

For sell-side firms, differentiation in the foreign exchange (FX) market is an increasing challenge. With so many market makers in the spot market, competition is fierce and firms without a clear differentiator are finding it increasingly difficult to retain and win market share.
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Regional Perspective

The role of digital technologies in improving financial inclusion in frontier markets

The role of digital technologies in improving financial inclusion in frontier markets

According to the Global Findex Database, about 1.7 billion adults remain unbanked - meaning they do not hold an account at a financial institution or through a mobile money provider, the rise in digital technology in Africa provides opportunities for expanding financial inclusion
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Product Spotlight

The newly enriched FX data service from SWIFT

The newly enriched FX data service from SWIFT

The newly enriched FX data service from SWIFT uses real transactions to measure activity share and competitive position on an instrument-by-instrument basis. We spoke with Juliette Kennel, Head of Securities and FX Markets at SWIFT to learn more about it.
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Meet the Team

Sucden Financial – Uniquely positioned to offer superior liquidity and pricing to FX clients

Sucden Financial – Uniquely positioned to offer superior liquidity and pricing to FX clients

Sucden Financial has been offering institutional FX services for over 30 years and is a leading non-bank FX provider to a wide variety of clients who can leverage the firm’s expertise in creating & managing bespoke pools of liquidity. We talked to senior members of their e-FX team to discover more about the firms evolving product offering and how it’s working to stay at the forefront of the industry. e-Forex talks to senior members of Sucden Financial’s e-FX team to discover more about the firms evolving product offering.
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Provider Profile

Jefferies - Quickly moving to become a  pre-eminent FX service provider

Jefferies - Quickly moving to become a pre-eminent FX service provider

Jefferies Foreign Exchange offers clients the ability to trade using powerful and flexible e-commerce solutions or via traditional voice broking channels with its FX centers in New York, Singapore and London. The company has recently been ramping-up its FX capabilities. e-Forex asked Brad Bechtel, Global Head of Foreign Exchange at Jefferies, to tell us more about this and plans for growing the FX side of the business further.
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Expert Opinion

The market shift from Anonymous to Disclosed trading

The market shift from Anonymous to Disclosed trading

FXSpotStream, the current leading disclosed service in 2019, continues to experience tremendous growth. Through September 2019, FXSpotStream’s ADV is up 33% when compared to the same period last year. The growth of the Service is attributable in part to the shift in trading from anonymous to disclosed venues.
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Inside the Latest Edition

e-Forex Magazine December 2019