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Exploring the operational challenges facing buyside firms coming into  scope under Phases 5 and 6 of the UMR

Exploring the operational challenges facing buyside firms coming into scope under Phases 5 and 6 of the UMR

The first four phases of UMR have come into force in stages since 2016 and have affected banks. Many buy-side firms will now come into scope with Phases 5 and 6 of UMR, which are now delayed 12 months to September 2021 and September 2022, respectively. We asked Ankeet Dedhia, Americas Head of Product, ForexClear, LCH to comment about this.
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Direct Market Access in exchange-traded FX derivatives

Direct Market Access in exchange-traded FX derivatives

In recent years, in a bid to capture liquidity away from the traditional OTC/bilateral markets, exchanges around the world have been heavily promoting a wide range of new and improved exchange-traded derivative (ETD) contracts for FX
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Technology - Helping to change the face of FX research

Technology - Helping to change the face of FX research

With an average of $6.6 trillion of trades per day, Forex markets underpin many investments and all international capital flows.
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Examining remote working risks in FICC markets

Examining remote working risks in FICC markets

The FICC Markets Standards Board Limited (FMSB) recently published a Spotlight Review focusing on the risks associated with remote working in FICC markets. We republish this.
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FX Options Embracing the potential of platforms

FX Options Embracing the potential of platforms

Regulatory requirements, clients’ drive for efficiency, and the experience of working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic are spurring a shift of FX option activity to platforms.
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Revolution in cross-border payments promises big benefits for the FX industry

Revolution in cross-border payments promises big benefits for the FX industry

SWIFT gpi has delivered fast, traceable and more transparent cross-border payments for transaction banking. The FX industry can now realise the same benefits for institutional FX trades that settle outside of CLS.
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Market Impact and Decay Around the WMR Fix

Market Impact and Decay Around the WMR Fix

Market impact can mean many different things but in essence it is an estimate of the movement in the market price during and following a buy or sell trade. The act of buying pushes the price up and the act of selling causes the price to fall
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Moving towards a more resilient FX market

Moving towards a more resilient FX market

After the first 45 days of the pandemic, it’s clear that the capital markets met volatility and turbulence with resilience. As we take stock of this new environment, the conversation will shift to how we recover and adapt.
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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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Case Study

FXLIQUIDITY Providing the FX market with the insights that it needs

FXLIQUIDITY Providing the FX market with the insights that it needs

Matthew Hodgson, CEO and Founder of Mosaic Smart Data discusses FXLIQUIDITY, a collaborative project set up between Mosaic Smart Data, CLS and MUFG, delivering free FX liquidity insights to the market in response to the COVID-19 related market turmoil.
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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

In FX, regional banks look inward for growth – and create new opportunities for global institutions

In FX, regional banks look inward for growth – and create new opportunities for global institutions

Having shown their resilience in the early days of the pandemic, bank FX trading departments are turning their sights back towards the operational developments that will ultimately secure their long-term viability.
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Inside the Latest Edition

e-Forex Magazine October 2020