Portals prepare for crucial year

After a year of consolidation in the industry, the key items on the agenda for the remaining three major platforms -- Currenex, FXall and State Street’s FX Connect -- will be further funding, growth opportunities and long-term viability, they said.

"This is a massively significant year for all the portals," said one senior FX official at a UK bank in London, who declined to be named. "This is the year we discover whether Currenex and FXall can be funded," he said. Atriax, which closed in M