Further consolidation among venues and providers ahead

2016 will focus more on cost of trading, driving platform consolidation

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Alan Schwarz, FXSpotStream

Cost-cutting has become a regular feature of foreign exchange markets over the past few years and a relentless one across all areas of trading. Banks and providers are seeking efficiencies in cost and distribution, while buy-side firms and clients are becoming increasingly focused on finding ways to lower trading fees.

This drive has been playing into the hands of FX distribution utility FXSpotStream, (FSS), which saw volumes increase by 25% between January and November 2015, compared to the

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