Agency execution model gains favour for FX trading

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Changes in regulation and market sentiment have made risk-taking progressively more challenging for banks in recent months, and that trend will only become more prevalent in the coming years, as the phased implementation of Basel III places greater strains on bank balance sheets.

One consequence of that change is a growing appetite for the agency model of trading, rather than a risk-taking model where banks act as principal. Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking (SG CIB) has offered

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