Currenex Receives SFA Approval

Currenex UK, a subsidiary of the online FX portal Currenex, has received regulatory approval from the UK’s Securities and Futures Authority (SFA). The approval enables Currenex to operate in both the UK and the 18 countries of the European Economic Area through the “passport” system. Roddy Boulton, managing director EMEA at Currenex, says the company […]
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SGX in Software Rollout

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) has deployed software that will provide it with both Swift connectivity and a complete enterprise application integration solution. The software is from the Mint Knowledge family of integration software from SunGard Business Integration. Daniel Tan, executive vice president, head of information technology at SGX, says the Mint Knowledge software will help […]
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Gain Capital Releases New Version of Platform

Online FX margin broker Gain Capital has released a new version of its Internet-based dealing software. The latest version offers improved order capabilities, a redesigned user interface and increased performance, according to officials. “The latest release incorporates many user requests and internal development initiatives from our trading desk and management team,” says Mark Galant, CEO […]
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Functionality & Liquidity: Winner Takes All

With the respective May and June launches of FXall and Atriax, the market is now able to begin weighing up these competitors and compare their functionality. While many clients appear to be waiting for the dust to settle, or to get their systems and documentation up to speed, market participants believe the real battle has […]
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Taipei Bank Goes Live with E-Trading System from FNX

Taipei Bank has gone live with the Sierra Treasury system from Pennsylvania-based FNX. The bank is using the Web-enabled version of Sierra to support multiple trading locations and a diverse range of products, including FX spot/forward, FX options, money markets, fixed income securities, repos, interest rate swaps, cross currency swaps and FRAs. All branches of […]
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AusMarkets Enters Portall Fray

An Australasian multi-product, multidealer portal for FX and money markets is being developed by the four major Australian banks – dubbed AusMarkets. The four shareholders include ANZ, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank and Westpac. The portal is likely to initially go live with money market instruments (including cash deposits, bills and commercial paper), […]
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Centradia, SwapsWiire & EBS Due for Q3 Launches

Centradia, the planned e-marketplace for treasury and capital markets, is due for launch by the end of the quarter, sources say. Also slated for Q3 releases are SwapsWire, the communications platform for online trading and negotiation of interest rate derivatives contracts, as well as a new suite of products from EBS – including the new […]
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DrKW Adds Exchange-Traded Derivatives to Ops/Tracker Online Service

Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (DrKW) has extended its Ops/Tracker online service to cover exchange-traded derivatives. Ops/Tracker, which provides bank clients with direct access to DrKW’s core settlement processing engines, was previously restricted to cash equity and fixed income products. The bank has also upgraded the system’s user interface and added new functionality that allows clients to […]
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State Street Introduces Japanese Global Link

State Street is to introduce a Japanese-language version of Global Link, its e-finance network for global investment managers. The corporation says the Japanese offering will further extend what it describes as its five year lead in the institutional e-finance space and to meet the rapidly evolving needs of investors in Japan. “Japan’s sophisticated investors are […]
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IBJ Implements MarginMan

The Industrial Bank of Japan (IBJ) has installed IFS’s MarginMan application for collateralised trading in London, and plans further rollouts to its trading rooms in Singapore, New York and Tokyo as the bank expands its operations globally. The application offers risk management and position keeping for global collateralised FX, bullion and currency option trading, with […]
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