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FX Collusion Scandal Behind Rise in Algo Adoption in 2015: Consultancy An overall increase in the number of firms using algorithmic-based trading to execute FX orders was seen in both Europe and the US in 2015, says a new report from consultancy firm Greenwich Associates. The company adds in its 2015 Global Foreign ...
Blockchain: Slow and Steady Wins the Race As more firms continue coming to market with distributed ledger-based technology solutions, Galen Stops looks at the competitive landscape of this market. It is perhaps unsurprising, given the amount of hype that has followed distributed ledger technology, that there has ...
FinTech in FX:  As Old As…This Century? Although FinTech is a buzzword, it is not exactly new to FX – so what are the keys to a successful FinTech venture? Colin Lambert finds out. That unimpeachable source of all facts – Wikipedia – defines “FinTech” thus: “An economic industry composed ...
FinTechs:  The Revolution Will Not be Televised Galen Stops assesses the FinTech landscape and identifies some of the challenges and opportunities facing these firms. “FinTech”, the marriage of finance and information technology, has been around for some time. In an academic paper published in October 2015, The Evolution ...
Going the Last Mile Together? A new paper suggests that shared source code can help deliver an efficient and best of breed “last mile” check for automated trading systems. Colin Lambert takes a look and talks to the author. It can hardly be said that ...
The World Through a Different Lens: A New Look at Best Execution Pete Eggleston and Oliver Jerome have established a business to provide independent TCA services. Colin Lambert talks to the founders of BestX about their ambitions and the challenges associated with being a service provider in such a subjective field. Although ...
The Balancing Act: Liquidity Provision and the Bank-Client Relationship UBS has released a white paper which seeks to raise transparency levels around the bank’s liquidity provision and risk management practices. Colin Lambert takes a look. The last year or so has seen an increase in the level of ...
Blockchain: Weathering the “Hype Storm” “It’s not just hype, we’re in a perfect hype storm,” said Lee Braine from the investment bank CTO office at Barclays at the 2016 Blockchain Symposium hosted by the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) in New York on Wednesday. ...
Technology Cements Role of Regional Banks Galen Stops takes a look at the different ways that technology is shaping regional banks' FX businesses. Technology is increasingly changing how regional and super regional banks access FX market liquidity and offer it to their clients. The overall impact ...
Is Data the New Technology Battleground for Buy Side Firms? Galen Stops looks at why buy side firms are increasingly looking at new ways of viewing and analysing market data and how this is helping them create new trading strategies. Technology is increasingly allowing firms in a wide range of ...