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Following approval from the UK Financial Conduct Authority for State Street-owned FX Connect and Currenex to operate as multilateral trading facilities (MTFs) under the second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid II), the bank has high hopes for the two platforms.

Currenex and FX Connect will operate as MTFs from the start date of Mifid II on January 3, 2018, having been upgraded to be compliant. Under the incoming rules, institutions captured by the regime will only be able to

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