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Online foreign exchange provider, FXCM, has reported record revenues for the first quarter of 2013, reaching $122.9 million, up 20% on the comparable period last year. The revenue results are the highest in FXCM history. Drew Niv, chief executive officer of the company, ...
The FX market sees another platform go live. Alice Attwood reports. Trading has commenced on Molten Markets’ECN, the firm’s platform which Molten claims will offer faster round-trip execution, complete transparency of pricing and no hidden charges. Molten has ...
FX platforms have reported their data for April and it’s a mixed bag. Colin Lambert asks, is this a signal for the BIS Survey?  The average daily turnover data published by five major platforms in April points to a ...
Colin Lambert reports as the BIS signals a decline in derivatives activity across markets, save for FX. The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has recorded a slight decline in OTC derivatives market activity in the second half of 2012. The latest ...
By Colin Harte, C-View  The financial crisis of 2008/09 has had both a macro and micro impact on the foreign exchange market. The macro impact of the financial crisis has been the dominance of the risk on/risk off paradigm that ...
Eight banks now providing prices through up and coming price aggregator. Julie Ros reports.  UBS has joined FXSpotStream (FSS) as the price aggregation services’ eighth liquidity providing bank. UBS joins existing members Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citi, Commerzbank, Goldman ...

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The Economics of FXPB

Colin Lambert reports as one of the major FX prime brokers pulls its horns in. In its relative infancy, FX prime brokerage fees stood around the $25 per million mark, but since then the brokers have been pressured by an almost ...
History Made as Dealers Start to Report Trades Alice Attwood reports as financial markets participants start to report their trades. Registered swaps dealers are now submitting OTC derivative trade information to the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation’s (DTCC) US swaps data repository (SDR), the DTCC Data Repository (...
Many have come to drink at the FX options multi-dealer well, but how many will actually access liquidity? Colin Lambert takes a look at the industry landscape. It must be tempting for some to look at the developing FX options ...
Currency hedge fund, FX Concepts, has transitioned its automated currency market data and execution activity through software company, MarketFactory’s FX Aggregator. MarketFactory’s offering is a single Application Programming Interface (API) that provides access to more than 50 venues and ...