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Newly founded firm TradeCrowd will be launching a new social trading platform, which brings together recreational traders and trading experts. Several other platforms offer similar initiatives, mainly through the provision of mirror trading support. The London-based initiative is partnering with ...
Andre Meyer has joined ACT Currency Partner to run what Profit & Loss understands will be a new FX product offering for the Swiss-based fund manager. A spokesperson confirmed Meyer’s appointment to partner, FX structured products and derivatives, with responsibility ...

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Currency Managers Up in October

Currency managers were offered some welcome relief from a tough year in October as returns re-established themselves in positive territory for the month. The Parker FX Index is reporting a +0.32% return for October, in which 37 of the 39 programs in the ...

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Newedge Under the Microscope

Newedge CEO Nicolas Breteau has resigned on the same day as Société Générale began talks with a view to taking over full ownership of the troubled broker. It has proposed a €275m asset swap with Crédit ...

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AlphaMetrix Shutters...

Troubled CTA AlphaMetrix has been hit by a legal Complaint by the Commodity Futures Trading Commision (CFTC) just days after the firm said it would begin closing investment pools as part of an “orderly liquidation”. AlphaMetrix was warned by the ...
What is in store for the USD? Will we see the dollar eventually becoming the currency of choice once again, do we expect a paradigm shift away from the USD or can we expect the current levels to be the ...

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Expecting Big Things from EMFX

Jon Vollemaere was never one to shy away from a challenge, but his latest venture with R5 FX takes him into uncharted territory. He talks to Nicola Tavendale about his plans to boost liquidity in emerging market currencies, not launching ...
One of the planks of regulatory reform is having a rocky birth, P&L’s staff report. Although in recent months much attention has been focused on trade execution following the advent of SEF trading on October 2, market participants – especially ...

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LCH Live with Buy Side Clearing

Nicola Tavendale reports on a major step forward for the clearinghouse. LCH.Clearnet’s ForexClear has expanded its FX derivatives clearing service with the launch of a new offering for buy- side clients. ForexClear is now available to buy-side clients ...

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Buy Side to Access ParFX

Originally slated as a bank-only platform, ParFX is working to add the buy side. Colin Lambert reports. Tradition’s ParFX platform is extending access to the buy side from its initial group of bank customers. The move has been met ...