UBS Warburg Upgrades FX Option Platform

UBS Warburg has released an enhanced version of its FX options e-trading platform. Formerly known as I-Dealer, the latest version is named FX Option Trader (FXOT), and features what is believed to be the FX derivative market’s only true ‘click and deal’ system with breadth across both vanilla and exotic options. It provides clients with […]
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Refco Adds Equities to e-Trading Platform

The Refco Group has expanded its online offering with the launch of Refco Direct Equities, an electronic platform designed to give clients direct market access to level two quotes and direct order routing through European and US exchanges. The new product sits alongside Refco Direct’s FX and futures trading platforms to offer clients full access […]
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Reuters & Icor Form JV Derivatives Broker

Reuters and ICor Brokerage, an online derivatives broker, have created a 50/50 joint venture, ICor Brokerage, to develop electronic brokerage services for the interbank FX options and interest rate derivatives markets. Reuters is initially contributing $10 million to the joint venture, and will host the ICor broking system on its Dealing 3000 interbank FX trading […]
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Atriax Adds Functionality

Atriax, the multi-contributor online FX portal, has announced additional functionality to its dealing system in the form of spreadsheet deal import, buy/sell dealing screens, and an integrated audible alert on the request for quote (RFQ) feature. The spreadsheet deal import facility, which was due to be rolled out in July, enables users to prepare single […]
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FpML Update

FpML.org has published Financial products Markup Language (FpML) Version 2.0 as a working draft and is seeking comments from interested parties before issuing a last call working draft. Copies of the working draft can be obtained via www.fpml.org/spec/index.html. Any comments on the working draft are requested at www.fpml-issues@yahoogroups.comby Friday, 9 November. Brian Lynn, co-chair of […]
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Nippon Mitsubishi Oil to Join FXall

Nippon Mitsubishi Oil will be the first Japanese corporation to join the FXall online multi-bank currency trading portal, according to press reports in the Nihon Keizai Shimbun. The company plans to initially switch some 30% of its FX trading to the portal, adds the report, a figure that will gradually rise should the service prove […]
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Volbroker Adds Six New Currency Pairs

Following its recent revamp (see Profit & Loss, July/August 2001) Volbroker, the electronic currency options platform, has added six more currency pairs. The new pairs are the South African rand, Hong Kong dollar, Norwegian krone and the Swedish krona against the dollar, as well as the Czech koruna and NOK against the euro. The additions […]
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Scotia Capital Becomes Liquidity Provider to Liquidity Linq

Scotia Capital, the corporate and investment banking division of Scotiabank Group, has become one of the first FX liquidity providers on Cognotec’s Liquidity Linq service. Other banks currently involved in this first wave include Royal Bank of Canada and Standard Chartered Bank, with others unwilling to be named at this stage. Scotia was the first […]
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CIS Takes New Treasury System

Cargill Investor Services (CIS), the global broker of exchange traded futures, options and OTC products, has rolled out FNX’s Sierra Treasury system to support its global OTC trading and back office operations. CIS is using Sierra Treasury’s FX cash, FX options and commodities modules to enhance its front, middle and back office functionality. The broker […]
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Caterpillar Signs Up for Currenex Online FX Trading Service

Caterpillar, the US-based manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines, has signed up as the latest buy side user of Currenex’s FXtrades online currency trading service. The Fortune 100 company, which made $20 billion in sales last year, joins more than 80 other corporations, fund managers and […]
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