Ed Eger, CEO of Oanda, argues why smaller players can no longer be fall guys
British Virgin Islands-based foreign exchange brokerage InterForex received a permanent injunction from the CFTC last month for soliciting business from US clients as an unregistered dealer. But the injunction was not in the public interest of preventing...
Questions were raised in July when the Bank of England’s FX joint standing committee revealed a jaw-dropping 23% increase in UK turnover between October 2010 and April 2011. Among a number of drivers contributing to the increase, the most notable is...
Happy new year (belated)! As we enter the new year the regulatory environment remains a key issue driving development, most recently in the form of the CFTC attempting to assert its authority on the US off-exchange retail forex market.
Michael Klawitter, senior currency strategist at Commerzbank in Frankfurt, evaluates the relationship between Japanese retail traders and the yen
Glenn Stevens, chief executive at Gain Capital in New York, looks at how tightening restrictions around the globe are creating unwelcome possibilities for regulatory arbitrage in retail FX
Retail foreign exchange continues to be a beacon of light for wholesale FX banks, as they push ahead with plans to expand initiatives into next year.
Felix Shipkevich, general counsel at CMS Forex in New York, highlights the difficulties of applying similar regulations to retail foreign exchange and the exchange-based commodities and futures markets
One area of the foreign exchange market that appears to be continuing on a healthy growth trajectory is retail FX trading, according to research released last week.
Felix Shipkevich, general counsel at online FX trading company CMS Forex in New York, provides an overview of the US regulatory environment for retail FX brokers
In these days of heightened regulatory scrutiny, Saxo Bank could take it upon itself as a pioneer of the retail foreign exchange market to more effectively monitor who is using its technology and how.
Chip Lowry, senior managing director of Currenex, and John Vause, managing director of State Street's Global Link business for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, evaluate the evolution of the FX market's structure
Felix Shipkevich, general counsel, and Anna Vidiaev, staff attorney, at online foreign exchange trading company Capital Market Services in New York say a proposed rise in capital requirements for retail brokers will result in an anticompetitive market
Retail foreign exchange traders were among the hardest hit in the August turmoil, where risk aversion led to a sharp reversal in carry trades. But it looks like many market participants haven't been deterred from pursuing the potentially lucrative investor...
The race to launch a margin trading platform continues to gather pace, with at least two further banks in the process of signing deals with online trading companies to launch retail platforms.
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