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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FX and the Big Bang Theory

As electronic trading went mainstream, it created an explosion of growth in the market. But has this growth run out of steam? Galen Stops takes a look. The Big Bang Theory – in addition to being a popular American sitcom – is a well-known scientific thesis that posits the universe started with a small singularity […]
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The 20 for 20 Countdown – Part One

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 20-16. 20. A New Currency for a New Era While the big event of 1999 […]
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Awards for Excellence in e-FX – Morgan Stanley

QSI React Every year the QSI team at Morgan Stanley comes up with something innovative and thought provoking, it’s become an unwritten rule of these awards, and 2019 is no different. Given how the firm has led the way in terms of its analytics for so long it is sometimes hard to see where it […]
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Awards for Excellence in e-FX – JP Morgan

Mobile Trading It is quite remarkable to note that JP Morgan is the only bank to win this award since we first unveiled it in 2012, but that is testimony to both the early vision of the developers, the courage of the bank to maintain the service while people fretted about the control framework (which […]
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Awards for Excellence in e-FX – Goldman Sachs

Portfolio Algo Execution Goldman Sachs has rolled out its new algo product suite including its NDF hybrid algo – it had long offered an NDF TWAP strategy – but of more interest was its portfolio rebalancing and gamma algos. We go into the portfolio strategy in more detail in our Closer Look feature, but it […]
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Awards for Excellence in e-FX – Deutsche Bank

Thought Leadership This is a totally new angle for these awards and, we feel, a real benefit of the more flexible approach we have taken this year. It is hard to know where to put Deutsche’s work in market structure research within our previous framework, but luckily this year the problem is solved. Execution quality […]
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Awards for Excellence in e-FX – Credit Suisse

Agency Swaps The starting point for this award is that we think, finally, e-ratios in FX swaps are going to climb and also that at some stage there will be an ECN-type venue or venues servicing the major dealers. If that is indeed the case then at some stage inevitably thoughts will turn to the […]
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Awards for Excellence in e-FX – Citi

Pulse It is fair to say, we think, that Citi’s Pulse is the ultimate corporate solution, so much so that this is the ninth year in a row it has won a Digital FX Award. As a workflow solution it is par excellence but its real strength lies in the nuances and flexibility around the […]
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Awards for Excellence in e-FX – BNP Paribas

Next Generation Algo Execution While there may have been some questions over the ultimate ambition BNP Paribas’ board had for its FX business, there is no doubt that execution services has been viewed favourably – and it has showed in a series of excellent product innovations and roll outs over the previous few years. This […]
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