And Another Thing…

I am struggling to find someone who was not surprised by the BIS data on Monday, I think most of us who study the FX committee semi-annual data closely expected somewhere around the $6 trillion mark, but obviously it blew through that by another 10%. This very much reflects the growth in emerging markets to […]
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EBS Direct Targets a Broader Client Base with Platform Rebuild

As CME Group prepares to announce the launch of a new platform for EBS Direct, Galen Stops has the exclusive interview with Jeff Ward, global head of EBS, about what the platform will offer and how trading venues can differentiate themselves in an increasingly data-driven environment. Galen Stops: Why did you decide that it was […]
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The 20 for 20 Countdown – Part Three

It’s been a busy 20 years since Profit & Loss launched. Colin Lambert and Galen Stops have picked out 20 key events or trends during that time and asked senior industry figures for their perspective on them – here’s numbers 10-6. 10. Brexit Putting aside the (ongoing) politics, the night of the Brexit vote showed […]
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The Money Makers

Galen Stops talks to some veteran currency managers about generating returns in a world of reduced FX trends, increased regulation and evolving investor demands. Talking to individuals that have been actively trading in the foreign exchange market since Profit & Loss was launched in 1999 – and in some cases before then – it is […]
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FX: A Market Constantly Reinventing Itself

 David Puth, now a strategic advisor at R3, makes the case that the FX industry’s ability to constantly evolve makes it unique amongst financial markets. Profit & Loss: As you look back over the past 20 years of FX, what stands out in your mind with regards to the evolution of this market?  David Puth: […]
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P&L Talk Series with Vikas Srivastava

Vikas Srivastava, chief revenue officer at Integral, talks to Profit & Loss about why the software-as-a-service model is increasingly gaining traction in FX, and how it might prove to be a democratising force for the industry. Profit & Loss: What’s the biggest technology challenge you see FX firms facing today? Vikas Srivastava: One of the […]
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The 20 for 20 Countdown – Part Two

It’s been a busy 20 years since Profit & Loss launched. Colin Lambert and Galen Stops have picked out 20 key events or trends during that time and asked senior industry figures for their perspective on them – here’s numbers 15-11. 15. Last Look “Last look is a cancer at the heart of the foreign […]
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Algos: Next Big Thing or Already There?

From a trader using their skills and multiple channels to execute client orders to a silent world of APIs and smart order routers, the execution process has changed almost beyond recognition over the past 20 years – but, as Colin Lambert finds out, not everyone sees algos as the next big thing in FX markets. […]
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And Another Thing…

For quite some time now people have been talking to me about their concerns regarding how their services are used by their clients and last year I asked this question at a P&L conference if I remember rightly – what happens if a client abuses liquidity with one of your algos? It’s a hard one […]
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The Real Revolution: Data and the FX Market

From origination through trading to settlement, Colin Lambert argues that data has revolutionised the foreign exchange industry more than any other single factor. “Even 10 years ago I probably heard the word ‘data’ once a month,” says Kate Lowe, head of trade services at State Street. “Now? It’s 40 times a day. As an industry […]
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