Day: February 22, 2010

Profit & Loss Launches FX Growth Markets Conference Series in Mexico

Profit & Loss has launched a new series of annual conferences under the FX Growth Markets banner, and more than 300 delegates are already signed up for the first event, which takes place in Mexico City on February 25-26. This conference features a keynote address by Javier Duclaud, Banco de Mexico’s director of operations. The […]

First Derivatives Completes Purchase of Cognotec

Financial software firm First Derivatives has bought FX technology company Cognotec Holdings out of receivership for $4.7 million. The deal marks the final chapter in the 20-year history of Cognotec, which was set up by controversial businessman Brian Maccaba and hailed as one of the FX industry’s great technology hopes during the 1990s and turn […]

CLS Sets New Record for Daily Settlement Volumes

CLS Bank settled a new record volume of 1,733,262 sides on Tuesday 16 February – substantially above the previous record of 1,544,166 sides settled on the quarterly International Monetary Market date during the week of 14 September, 2008, or “Lehmans week”. Total value settled was $6,181 billion and total net funding was $44.8 billion. Settlement […]

Quick Partners with FXall to Launch Japanese FX Trading Platform

Japanese financial information vendor, Quick Corp., has launched Quick FX, a new multi-bank FX trading platform supported by technology from FXall. Quick FX is now available to Quick clients using their existing Astra Manager or Quick ActiveManager services. This provides Quick users with electronic foreign exchange trading through a single user interface, leveraging FXall’s request […]

SocGen Joins TradingScreen FX Platform

Socit Gnrale Corporate and Investment Banking has joined TradingScreen’s TradeFX platform, a broker neutral community of FX liquidity providers for the buy-side. The French banking group will offer the TradingScreen client base a foreign exchange execution suite covering spot, forward and swap deal types supported through request for quotes and request for stream trading. TradeFX […]

Thomson Reuters Launches Islamic Finance Gateway

Thomson Reuters has launched Islamic Finance Gateway, a platform and directory consisting of details for and links to Islamic finance professionals, rating agencies, industry standards bodies, Islamic finance hubs, index providers, consulting firms, 400 Shariah scholars and Islamic subsidiaries from over 25 countries. The Gateway, which is available on the Thomson Reuters 3000 Xtra desktop, […]

Gain Capital Upgrades Forex.com

Gain Capital has revamped its flagship trading platform Forex.com, adding web and mobile trading capabilities and education resources for retail traders. New resources include a full library of video tutorials, training modules, articles and other content, as well as an expanded schedule of webinars and events. The new site provides streamlined trading, research and account […]

Streambase Launches Component Exchange

StreamBase Systems, a provider of complex event processing (CEP) technology, has launched StreamBase Component Exchange, a venue that developers can access to download and share reusable components within a global community. Developers can access the listing of components from the StreamBase Component Exchange website or within StreamBase Studio. Components are imported into the development environment […]

On the Move

Letstalk.com Enlists White to Global FX Networking Venue LetstalkFX.com, a soon to launch FX networking venue, said today Roland White has agreed to support the initiative. Working towards its formal launch at the end of Q1 2010, Letstalk.com will utilise White’s experience in FX and e-commerce sales to help it develop commercial relationships with banks, […]

Tech Corner

AVS Asset Management, headquartered in Dubai, has selected FX Bridge Technologies‘ ProTrader Plus platform to provide customers with contracts for difference, spot, and options trading. List Group, the electronic trading software provider behind 15 of Europe’s electronic markets, has launched Brain3 (B3), a complex event processing (CEP) and algorithmic trading engine, providing buy- and sell-side […]