e-Forex Magazine February 2021

e-Forex Magazine February 2021

INDUSTRY REPORT
Automation, algos and TCA
AI AND ML
Three trends to watch in 2021
REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT
Tracking increased growth of e-FX across the Nordic Region
OFFERING DIGITAL ASSETS
How institutional trading firms can overcome the challenges
THEY’VE ARRIVED
Why brokers need technology to service the next generation of retail trader
FX CONNECTIVITY
How to future proof your needs
COVER INTERVIEW
MARC BÜRKI
CEO of Swissquote Group Holding Ltd

 

Automation, algos and TCA: Exploring the future role of the trader and other key themes for e-FX

e-FX Industry Report

The benefits of electronification in the foreign exchange market have been emphasized by the turbulence of the past year, with reported increases in the number of firms turning to algorithms and the widespread adoption of technologies to handle the pressures of working at home....show more

 

FX Regulation in 2021

Regulatory Roundup

In response to the 2008 crash by the G20, we have had an unending set of new regulations in Financial Markets since 2009. Fortunately, for the time being at least, the regulatory avalanche of requirements and regulation is beginning to slow. ...show more

The Nordics: What’s next for this already highly electronic FX market?

Regional eFX Perspective

We explore how the electronic trading market has been evolving across the Nordic region and what steps leading providers have been taking to meet growing demand for new technology and digital FX solutions....show more

Swissquote: Seeking to be the world’s most pioneering and intuitive online bank

e-Forex Interview

E-Forex spoke to Marc Bürki, Chief Executive Officer of both Swissquote Group Holding Ltd and Swissquote Bank Ltd  to discover more about this highly innovative and forward thinking institution....show more

 

The three AI/ML trends to watch in 2021

Technology

Artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) are becoming increasingly central to any business strategy and this trend has only accelerated since COVID-19. The key to gaining significant advantage over the competition is talent (data practitioners with financial domain knowledge), along with targeted investment and access to the best technology tools....show more

 

Why credit over-allocation continues to plague prime brokers and how technology can help

Technology

The problem of over-allocation in the FX market is not a new one but has been exacerbated by the move to electronic execution, Prime Brokerage and the related increase in volume and speed....show more

 

Future proofing your FX network connectivity needs

Expert Opinion

If there is one lesson to be learned from the unprecedented events of 2020, it is that we should always be prepared to expect the unexpected. This time last year, for example, who could have predicted the global shift to home working – and trading – as a result of the global pandemic?...show more

 

Jumping the Crypto-Chasm: How Can Institutional Trading Firms Offer Digital Assets?

Blockchain and CryptoCurrencies

What seemed highly unlikely a few years ago is now taken for granted: an increasing number of institutional players are looking to offer digital asset services to their clients. Recent high-profile examples include Goldman, JPMorgan and Citi, who are all reportedly exploring crypto custody services....show more

 

Centroid Solutions: A leading technology firm laser focused on Research, Innovation, and Risk Adjusted Performance

Provider Profile

Centroid Solutions is a technology provider that combines real-time analytics, sophisticated risk-management, and advanced connectivity with extensive industry-knowledge to improve risk-adjusted performance and strengthen sustainability for brokers. We spoke with Cristian Vlasceanu the firms CEO to discover how it is differentiating itself in a highly competitive marketplace....show more

 

Retail’s revenge & how to level your brokerage up in 2021

FX Brokerage Operations

Over the past year, plenty of column inches have been devoted to how the Covid crisis has been a boon to the retail trading industry. Registrations and volumes are up almost across the board, and it seems as though entirely new demographics are venturing out into the world’s capital markets....show more