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Thinking Big Carlo Koelzer, CEO of 360T Group and global head of FX at Deutsche Börse Group, talks to Galen Stops about the importance of building critical mass amidst the changing landscape of the FX market. Galen Stops: It’s now about one year on from Deutsche Börse’s acquisition of 360T. Can you shed some light about why you agreed to the deal? Carlo Koelzer: Prior to this deal we were a big trading platform in the market, but a small organisation in comparison to our competitors. When you look at the larger platforms in the market they’re backed by firms like Icap, Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg and State Street, all of whom had larger balance sheets than us.
A Closer Look at: FXPB

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A Closer Look at: FXPB

Andrew Rosoman, regional head of FXPB for EMEA, and Colin Wood, FXPB Sales, discuss the migration of UBS’ electronic FXPB platform onto Neo. Profit & Loss: What was the biggest challenge in terms of getting your existing FXPB offering integrated into ...
Profit & Loss: ICE has made significant investments in its market data business in recent years, with the purchase of SuperDerivatives and Interactive Data. Why is ICE investing so heavily in market data services and how do these acquisitions fit in ...
A Closer Look at: Trade Analytics Emily Eimer, e-FX analytics, and John Estrada, global head of e-FX at Credit Suisse, talk about the firm’s new trade analytics system. Profit & Loss: Talk us through the Real-Time Automated Data Analysis Robot (Radar) you’ve recently launched. What ...
A Closer Look at: Aggregation Tools Richard James, head of CEM execution services at J.P. Morgan, explains the importance of aggregators as a pre-trade visualisation tool. Profit & Loss: Generally speaking, do you feel that there is a growing client demand for aggregation tools and services ...
FinTechs in Focus: 12Sided Technology When Peter Nabicht started 12Sided Technology alongside Phil Vachon and Chris Casano – respectively the lead engineer and co-founder of the FX hedge fund, AienTech – at the end of 2013, the focus of the company was very different. Originally, the trio were ...
A Closer Look at: The Client Experience Sebastian Ostler, Centric e-Banking distribution manager at BNP Paribas, explains what clients want from a modern e-FX platform. Profit & Loss: Thinking about the work you’ve done to improve the client experience over the past year, where are the main ...
FinTechs in Focus: LMRKTS

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FinTechs in Focus: LMRKTS

“The beauty of FX is that it’s so pure,” says Lucio Biase, CEO of LMRKTS, a FinTech firm founded in 2011 that focuses on providing compression technology. “You have an asset and an offsetting liability and, when done at market, ...
FinTechs in Focus: Duco

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FinTechs in Focus: Duco

Duco, founded in 2010 in London, is a FinTech firm focused on providing Software as a Service that can compare any data sets, in any format, in minutes and identify discrepancies. Within the financial services industry, the technology being supplied by ...
A Closer Look at: Pre-Trade Analytics Marek Robertson, Managing Director, head of eFX sales at Barclays, discusses the role of pre-trade analytics within the banks’ e-FX platform Barx. Profit & Loss: What do clients want from a pre-trade analytics suite? MR: The concerns from clients are that ...