Nomura Makes Algos Available on BidFX

Nomura has made its five FX algorithmic strategies available on the BidFX platform. Clients can now access Nomura’s FX Algo Tsuwamono Series on BidFX. Each strategy offers flexibility on executions designed to meet client requirements and trading preferences. “Nomura’s FX algorithms provide substantial benefits to clients, with high levels of trading flexibility. We’re pleased that […]
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And Another Thing…

There has been quite a flutter around the Financial Times story this week about Citi cutting the number of FX platforms it supports; to me – and I’m sorry to blow my own trumpet here, having written about just such a move in a previous column – I was not at all surprised and think […]
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Citi Launches Cross Currency Sweeps for Liquidity Management

Citi has launched Cross-Currency Sweeps, a liquidity management solution that aggregates foreign currency balances into a currency and account of choice. By combining the capabilities of a cash concentration sweep with an automated currency conversion, clients are able to fund accounts and reduce FX risk exposure, across their global banking structure. The solution leverages Citi’s global cash concentration network along […]
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CFTC Fines Six Banks for Reporting Failures

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued six banks with regulatory orders over reporting failures. The six banks; Bank of New York Mellon, HSBC, Natwest Markets, Northern Trust, PNC Bank and Societe Generale were collectively fined more than $6 million over the failures – Northern Trust and SocGen were also charged with failure […]
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Data: The New Cornerstone of FX Trading

Data is increasingly becoming the cornerstone of FX market participants’ business models, but what does this mean more broadly for the industry? This will be one of the key questions addressed on the panel session, “Learning to Thrive in Data Driven Markets” at the Profit & Loss Scandinavia conference taking place on October 10th in […]
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Citi Restructures FX Business

Citi has announced a new management structure to best align its foreign exchange trading and institutional sales business under the Rates and Currencies umbrella. Under the new structure, trading will now align within four global product verticals: Linear FX (Spot and NDF Trading), Electronic Trading and Client Execution, STIRT and FX Options. In an email […]
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BNP Paribas Unveil Digital Trading Assistant ALiX

BNP Paribas has formally unveiled ALiX (Alix), a digital trading assistant, as part of its upgraded Cortex Live single dealer platform – the product was first revealed in the Digital FX Awards in Profit & Loss in April. The bank says that Cortex Live responds to growing client demand for more intelligent execution methods, more transparency […]
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CLS Volumes Remained Flat in August

The average daily volume (ADV) submitted to CLS was $1.75 trillion in August, flat compared to the previous month. However, this figure represents a 9% year-on-year increase. This flat month-on-month figure is in contrast to the primary venues, which saw an increase in trading activity in August, while Euronext FX, Cboe FX, FXSpotStream and Integral […]
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Two FXPBs Begin Offering Access to Spotex’s ECN

The FX prime brokerage businesses at JP Morgan and NatWest Markets are now providing access to Spotex’s institutional ECN. The prime brokers join as Spotex is seeking to expand its presence in the institutional FX market segment with the introduction of its new disclosed direct market access (DMA) liquidity pool offering, as well as other […]
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RBC, TD, Settle FX-Related Fines

Royal Bank of Canada and TD Bank have succeeded their bid to settle a regulatory action brought by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) over compliance failures in their FX businesses by paying a combined CAD 24.45 million. The OSC approved the agreements on Friday, noting that the failures allowed RBC and TD FX traders to […]
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