e-Forex Magazine July 2015

e-Forex Magazine July 2015

e-Forex Magazine July 2015.
Six months on - What has been the real impact of the SNB event?
Survival of the fittest - Whats coming next in the evolution of FX ECNs?
Regional e-FX Perspective - The middle east.
Filtering out the noise - Institutional F


Sao Paulo comes to St Pauls

Recent Events

All eyes were on Brazil for the first Brazil Capital Markets Day in London last month. ...show more


Jakarta is Hot and has a lot of Traffic

Recent Events

“Jakarta is hot and has a lot of traffic” – such was a comment from the Finance Ministry when compared to the City of London on the Lord Mayor’s recent trip in May. ...show more

iFX Expo Cyprus, May 2015

Recent Events

The iFX Expo Cyprus is one of the most important B2B iFX exhibitions held for FX brokers, technology providers, and other service vendors and consultants to the retail FX industry. ...show more


Malaysia's inflation under control

Currency Clips

By Daniel Ang investment analyst at Phillip Futures...show more


How much will the ECB and the IMF compromise?

Currency Clips

By Yann Quelenn Market Strategist at Swissquote ...show more


The LATAM split

Currency Clips

By Simon Smith Chief Economist at FxPro...show more


Middle East Currency Update

Currency Clips

By Noureldeen Al Hammoury Chief Market Strategist at ADS Securities...show more


A open letter to e-Forex readers


Dear Reader, since my last contribution to this magazine I am pleased to report that we have made some unbelievably positive progress in our effort to help the markets industry on ethical conduct. ...show more


Six months on – what has been the real impact of the SNB event?


Bryan Seegers, Head of eFX and Pricing, ADS Securities looks at the wider implications of the Swiss National Bank (SNB) removing its trading floor of 1.20 franc per euro and how the industry is adapting to the longer term issues accelerated by the Swiss National Bank (SNB) actions....show more


Bitcoin versus block-chain – have we put the cart before the horse?

Blockchain and CryptoCurrencies

Whilst it’s true to say that block-chain applications can sometimes be developed without Bitcoin it isn’t always the case. William Essex discusses the implications this has for the role of crypto-currencies in FX....show more


Crypto-Grentry, not Grexit, for Greece

Blockchain and CryptoCurrencies

There is a potential crypto-currency solution to the Greek debt crisis. Lee Gibson Grant, founder of Coinstructors and instigator of the Drachmae project (www.drachmae.com) speaks to William Essex....show more


BBVA eMarkets – easy to use, simple to deploy and an effective tool for price discovery, market analysis, trade execution and post- trade queries.

Platform Profile

Launched in 2013, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria’s (BBVA) eMarkets is a next-generation e-commerce platform, initially focusing on FX and money markets, which enables corporate and institutional clients to execute a full range of FX transactions online in real-time, benefitting from a transparent and competitive pricing and the ability to make multiple related payments. ...show more


CFH Clearing accelerates growth plans

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Lars Holst ...show more


Liquidity Pool Independent Mid-Rate Matching

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By Sophie Verdellet ...show more

Bloomberg – offering access to the global FX community

e-Forex Interview

e-Forex talks to Tod Van Name, Global Business Manager for FX and Commodity Electronic Trading at Bloomberg LP....show more


Taking cost and complexity out of post-trade FX operations

FX e-Commerce and Platforms

Regulatory requirements are adding further cost and complexity to the FX back office so Frances Faulds reports on how the FIX Working Group and two of the industry’s leading technology providers are helping market participants to address the issues....show more


Survival of the Fittest – what’s coming next in the evolution of FX ECNs?

FX e-Commerce and Platforms

Electronic communication networks may be in the FX market sweet spot right now but Richard Willshire sets out to discover whether they can all survive....show more


Are you looking to further develop your CFD offering?

Sponsored Statement

It has been our strong belief for quite some time that the CFD provider landscape is in need of a shake-up. There has been a focus amongst retail brokers in the recent past to try to diversify their product mix to include CFDs....show more

Meet the team

Meet the team

FXSpotStream, a subsidiary of LiquidityMatch, was formed in late 2011. It is a bank owned consortium operating as a market utility, providing the infrastructure that facilitates a multibank API and GUI to route trades from clients to Liquidity Providers. We talk to their CEO Alan F. Schwarz, about the company’s ongoing expansion, key staff and future growth plans....show more


View from the Top: Sucden Financial continues to grow

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Wayne Roworth, Co-head of e-FX at Sucden Financial explains why the firm is in a stronger position than ever post SNB events....show more


Regional e-FX perspective on the Middle East

Regional eFX Perspective

The Middle East region presents a mixed picture of accelerating growth in technology but slower development in product offerings. Richard Willsher investigates....show more


Filtering out the noise: Institutional FX desks move e-dealing and market intelligence onto a new level

Special Report

Nicholas Pratt examines ways in which leading institutional FX brokers are leveraging their e-dealing platforms and market intelligence services to meet the needs of clients....show more


Are you looking for smarter and faster FX Liquidity aggregation?


Technology is raising the bar in terms of smarter ways to aggregate connections to the large number of trade venues in the FX market. Frances Faulds talks to three leading providers to see what solutions are available....show more


Dissecting Liquidity Aggregation

FX Mythbusters

By Rosario M. Ingargiola...show more


Taking a more centralised approach to risk management in retail FX brokerage activities

FX Brokerage Operations

Retail FX brokers face a plethora of challenges on a daily basis as they navigate the risks thrown at them by the markets across multiple front-ends, servers, clearing relationships and client segments. With major events such as the Swiss National Bank (SNB) debacle adding to the strain and even causing the collapse of some companies, Heather McLean discovers why it is now more important than ever for brokers to improve control of trading systems and better analyse, manage and hedge customer order flows in order to avoid being blindsided by unexpected market events. ...show more


Overcoming the technology hurdles when integrating a binary forex option platform

Expert Opinion

By Tim Brankin Managing Director of TradeToolsFX...show more


Ask Tom

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In the third in our series of Ask Tom features, e-Forex poses questions to Tom Higgins, CEO of Gold-i about the increasingly important role technology providers are playing in helping brokers to broaden their offering and manage their risk more effectively. For anyone interested in becoming a market maker, read on....show more


Managed connectivity – the better way to access Emerging Market FX

Networks, Hosting and Connectivity

Dan Barnes reports on how market volatility has made flexibility and control of connectivity key for FX trading firms looking to access and leverage opportunities in emerging markets....show more


Understanding the true benefit of outsourced FX connectivity

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FXecosystem, a leader in outsourced connectivity services to the FX market, provides global FX banks, financial institutions, fund managers and retail FX brokers with enhanced connectivity and operational efficiencies. James Banister, CEO, FXecosystem discusses key factors to consider when deciding to outsource all or part of your connectivity requirements....show more


Harmonic Capital Partners – A focus on investment strategy diversification


e-Forex talks with Romael Karam, Partner at Harmonic Capital Partners LLP (Harmonic), an independent quantitative macro manager....show more