Convenience is key for online trading

A plenary discussion held on October 2 to investigate the real benefits of online FX trading found that both corporate and institutional clients embraced the ability to transact routine trades online.

Head of treasury operations at Anglo-Dutch multinational Unilever, Hans van den Bosch, referred to these lower value trades as "nuisance trades". In contrast, he added, the large or exotic FX trades were less likely to be executed online because for them the "colour of the market" is more import