Analysis

FX Focus - Analysing potential

Transaction cost analysis is growing in importance in the FX market, supported by healthy interest from the buy side. But FX may be playing catch-up on TCA in other asset classes for quite some time

FX Focus - Look back in Anger

The use of last look orders by liquidity providers is coming under more scrutiny, as some participants allege banks are gaining unfair trading advantages over buy-side firms from the practice. Are these concerns justified, and how can the industry…

FX Focus - Emerging uncertainty

With volumes of G-10 currencies dipping, banks are switching their focus to over-the-counter emerging market flows. But while there has been growth on this front, all is not rosy in the garden – dealers are struggling to get EM trading algorithms off the…

Meet the Sefs

The weeks leading up to the October 2 deadline for registration as a swap execution facility (Sef) under the US Dodd-Frank Act have seen a wave of new platforms receive approval from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Robert Mackenzie Smith…