Mizuho taps smartTrade to provide new e-FX platform

The Japanese bank is replacing its legacy FX platform

David Vincent
David Vincent: the technology will help Mizuho manage risk more efficiently

Mizuho Bank, one of Japan’s largest financial services institutions, has signed up to use a customised version of smartTrade Technologies’s LiquidityFX platform.

Mizuho’s new foreign exchange trading system will be set up for internal and external use, as well as channel distribution. It will allow the Japanese bank to centralise its aggregation process and improve the management of its FX flows, according to Aix-en-Provence-based smartTrade.

“The e-FX sphere, today, undeniably plays more than

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