GTS’s Ari Rubenstein: A New Breed of Cat

Ari Rubenstein, co-founder and CEO of Global Trading Systems, talks about the market maker’s move into the FX space, why he’s excited about regulation, and how he’s positioning GTS to be a different breed of high-speed trading firm. Julie Ros: You have both trading and technology business lines– can you tell me about these? Ari […]
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FXCM’s Drew Niv – THE BUILDER

FXCM’s CEO Drew Niv talks to Galen Stops about his growth plans for FXCM and why the retail FX market is changing irrevocably.  Galen Stops: As a business, where does FXCM stand now? Drew Niv: Right now 75% is our core retail business and 25% is institutional. Of the 75% that’s retail, half of that […]
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Record Currency Management’s James Wood-Collins: CLIENT FOCUS

James Wood-Collins, CEO of Record Currency Management, talks to Colin Lambert about the benefits of scale, experience and a strong client focus.  Colin Lambert: Record Currency Management is a long- established currency manager, how has the firm developed to get where it is today? James Wood-Collins: Neil Record established the firm 30 years ago as […]
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BAML Launches New FXPB Platform

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is launching a new FX prime brokerage front-end on its Mercury FX trading platform. Profit & Loss speaks with Peter Klein, global head of FX PB and FX clearing, about the new offering. Profit & Loss: Since you joined the business, what have been the major changes to the FX […]
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Morgan Stanley: Thinking Smarter About Algos

Morgan Stanley?s Pete Eggleston and Gio Pillitteri talk to Colin Lambert about algorithmic execution and the firm?s new algo products. Colin Lambert: Morgan Stanley has been offering algo execution for some years now, what is new about the impending release? Pete Eggleston: We’re launching a new suite of hybrid algo products that are a collaboration […]
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LMAX’s David Mercer THINKING BIG

Colin Lambert talks to LMAX Exchange CEO, David Mercer, about the venue, the industry and how to compete.  Colin Lambert: LMAX Exchange has made something of a stir in the industry and is regarded in some quarters as the fastest growing venue out there – what has caused this? David Mercer: I think we bring […]
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Virtu Financial’s Chris Concannon: SETTING NEW PARADIGMS

Chris Concannon, partner at Virtu Financial, who sits on the CFTC?s Subcommittee on Automated and High Frequency Trading, talks with P&L?s Julie Ros about his move from equities to FX, and the role that Virtu plays among the new breed of FX market makers.  Julie Ros: You were an early proponent of Dodd-Frank, lobbying extensively […]
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Bloomberg’s Tod Van Name: Building An FX Giant

Tod Van Name, New York-based global head of FX and economics product at Bloomberg, discusses with P&L?s Colin Lambert, the service provider?s break out year, building its presence and market penetration, as well as it?s move into the emerging markets sector.  Colin Lambert: 2012 was seen in many circles as a tough year for the […]
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Traiana’s Andy Coyne: Taking The Reins

Traiana?s new CEO is not new to the company, having been the firm?s first customer, instrumental in the development of its first FX matching system, as well as its flagship Harmony network. Andy Coyne talks to P&L?s Julie Ros about his now completely hands on approach to leading the post-trade processing firm. JR: What was […]
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FX Concepts’ Bob Savage: The Philosophical Trader

Currency funds suffered from the low volatility that defined 2012, but FX Concepts? new Chief Strategist Bob Savage is cautiously optimistic that 2013?s start can be sustained as hot spots around the globe promise to keep things interesting. P&L?s Julie Ros sat down with Savage for a macro view of the markets, and a micro […]
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