Deutsche Boerse to Acquire 360T

Platform consolidation continues with the news that German-owned 360T has been sold to Deutsche Boerse. What is behind the deal and what is likely to happen next? Galen Stops and Colin Lambert report. Deutsche Boerse is to buy Frankfurt-based 360T’s FX trading platform for €725 million ($795 million). Jefferies acted as sole financial advisor. Deutsche […]
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EBS at 20

One of the core market mechanisms launched 20 years ago this month. Colin Lambert takes a look at the impact of EBS on FX markets – and, more latterly, the impact of markets on EBS. As EBS enters its third decade of operation, the platform would appear to be facing one of its greatest challenges […]
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Eurex to Enter FX Fray

The European exchange is making a play in FX to ensure CME Europe doesn’t get the field to itself.  Eurex is to offer FX futures and options trading to its customers following an extensive consultation process. The new offering is likely to provide early competition for CME Europe, which is slated to begin operations with FX […]
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Cu?rex: Building a Bridge

Cu?rex founder and CEO Bill Dale talks to Colin Lambert about the firm’s different approach to FX.  While automation has been a driving force in FX markets, there have been several sub-plots that have also provoked debate. Can FX be an asset class? Can you link OTC and exchange-traded markets? How can asset managers better hedge […]
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Data Paints an Interesting Picture for Platforms

While all seems rosy in the FX world following the FX committee surveys, there are a few interesting questions over activity on those platforms that publish data. Firstly, why weren’t results a little more positive and secondly, where did all the yen volume go? For those looking for an illustration of what fragmentation has done […]
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EBS Rebrands, Hires Two

One of the major players in the inter-dealer space has a new name…and new staff. Alice Attwood reports.  Icap’s electronic foreign exchange platform, EBS, has been renamed EBS Market as part of a restructuring of the management of the business. Nichola Hunter and John Schoen have been appointed the new co-heads of the EBS Market platform, […]
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Thomson Reuters Restructures Transactional Sales

Following the completion of the takeover of FXall, Thomson Reuters has unveiled its new sales organisation. Alice Attwood reports. Thomson Reuters has restructured its transactional sales business, with the creation of three new business areas. Under the leadership of Jim Kwiatkowski, global head of transaction sales, the business has been split in to three areas: […]
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The Year of Living Dangerously

Colin Lambert reports on what was generally a tough year for FX platforms The dawning of 2013 could not come soon enough for the FX trading platforms if the results published by those transparent enough to do so are anything to go by. Only FXall bucked the year-on-year trend by recording a rise in average […]
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