e-Forex Magazine August 2020

e-Forex Magazine August 2020

REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE
The growing use of e-FX amongst U.S. regional banks
MACHINE LEARNING
Stirring up competition in FX algo trading
DIGITAL ASSETS
e-platforms help facilitate increased institutional demand
ULTRA LOW LATENCY
Technology solutions and implementations
BROKER OPERATIONS
How to adapt and scale your business
COVER INTERVIEW
HARPAL SANDHU CEO of Integral

Refinitiv’s FX Survey results – May / June 2020

e-FX Industry Report

The latest FX survey from Refinitiv asked more than 1,000 of the firms clients from 50 countries about the impact of COVID-19 on forex trading, including their biggest challenges, favoured execution methods, and their experiences working in a virtual office environment....show more

 

The evolution of FX automation for regional banks in the U.S.

Regional eFX Perspective

Twenty years ago, the foreign exchange market entered the dawn of electronic trading. Several years after the launch of EBS and Reuters Matching for the interbank spot market, a race kicked off to establish the first dominant customer-to-bank FX trading platform for the industry. The establishment of FX electronic trading platforms such as FXall, FX Connect, Currenex, 360T, Bloomberg, and many others over the proceeding years has had a profound effect upon the FX market....show more

Integral with Harpal Sandhu, CEO: Talking about TrueFX, the purpose built FX OTC venue

e-Forex Interview

Integral’s CEO, Harpal Sandhu talks to e-Forex about the current product set of the company and is then joined by Brandon Mulvihill, Global Head of FX Prime Brokerage at Jefferies to tell us more about their joint venture TrueFX, an award winning purpose built FX OTC venue that was launched late last year....show more

How does trading infrastructure achieve ultra-low latency?

Trading Operations

Latency has been a hot topic in financial markets since the rise of high-frequency trading in the early 2000s. Low latency has been replaced with ultra-low latency (ULL) in liquid markets as technology has slashed tick-to-trade latencies below one microsecond...show more

 

Machine learning stirs up competition in FX Algo Trading

Technology

By crunching vast quantities of data by computer, machine learning algorithms can identify hidden patterns in past data and learn to forecast stock market returns or FX currency pairs. Large banks have been investing millions into advanced technologies...show more

 

When, not if – we will see more electronic platforms and increasing institutional demand for digital assets

Blockchain and CryptoCurrencies

Even allowing for a certain amount of hype, there is plenty of evidence that institutions are showing increasing interest in investing in digital assets. As yet however, the e-infrastructure to support them is fragmented and imperfect. Richard Willsher investigates....show more

 

Decentralized Liquidity is the backbone of DeFi

Blockchain and CryptoCurrencies

Algorithmic-based smart contract liquidity pools such as Ethereum’s Uniswap, or privacy-focused, off-chain decentralized exchanges such as Starkware’s StarkDEX are just two examples of projects leading the charge. Inbound/outbound liquidity is essential for the creation and growth of financial markets....show more

 

How to adapt and scale your brokerage business

FX Brokerage Operations

So things are ticking along quite nicely, and you are making money each month, but you feel in your bones that something is missing. Only a true entrepreneur would be mad enough to start their own business and live a life of uncertainty, risk, and, sometimes, reward. ...show more

 

Singapore A fast-changing FX landscape

Expert Opinion

It is now almost a year since the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) published its Triennial Central Bank Survey on Foreign Exchange turnover, which showed that Singapore had retained its position in third place behind London and New York...show more