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 is it and how does it work? Emily Eimer: Radar is our next generation trade analytics tool. […]
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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 on single dealer platforms (SDPs)? Richard James: That depends on whether you view aggregation as a […]
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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 building pricing and price dissemination technology, but soon found out that firms […]
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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 areas you’ve made changes to your e-FX platform? Sebastian Ostler: Centric is the gateway to […]
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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, they discount each other perfectly. If you enter a swap it’s not pure, because you […]
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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 Duco is being used by firms to reconcile their trading data, a back office […]
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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 liquidity is becoming more scarce, that it will continue to be fragmented, so they […]
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A Closer Look at: Leveraging Technology Across Asset Classes

David Wright, global head of FXEM electronic distribution at Morgan Stanley, talks about how his firm is using tools and technologies from its equities franchise to help it solve challenges in the FX market.  Profit & Loss: How have you been able to leverage Morgan Stanley’s equity franchise to help the development of your e-FX […]
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A Closer Look at: Mobile Trading

?David O’Byrne, director, FX global product head – Citi Velocity, talks about Citi’s mobile offering and details his expectations for the growth of mobile trading. Profit & Loss: So how would you say that your mobile offering differentiates itself from others in the market? David O’Byrne: As a first mover in this space our approach to […]
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A Closer Look at: Emerging Markets FX

David Wilkins, head of e-FX sales for EMEA and Asia at Goldman Sachs, discusses the growth of electronic EMFX trading on single bank platforms. Profit & Loss: In recent years we’ve seen more and more EMFX business go electronic. Is the speed at which this market is going electronic growing? David Wilkins: Certainly amongst our client […]
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