Tag: Alan Schwarz

Alan Schwarz

SocGen Joins FXSpotStream

Societe Generale has become the 15th liquidity provider to join FX SpotStream – it joins just months after Barclays was unveiled as LP number 14. “After announcing the addition of Barclays last quarter, we continue the momentum and are pleased to welcome Societe Generale as the 15th liquidity provider on our Service – we expect […]

Volatility’s Comeback – The Infrastructure

At Profit & Loss Dial-In Day London on April 29th, the second session looked at industry infrastructure, notably, what was the number one takeaway from the events of February and March?  The second session looked at what panelists saw as the main challenges around connectivity, market data and messaging. David Lyons, COO of EuronextFX; David […]

Barclays Joins FXSpotStream

Barclays has become the 14th bank available to clients connected to FXSpotStream’s price streaming service. The bank joins existing liquidity providers, BofA Merrill Lynch, MUFG Bank, BNP Paribas, Citi, Commerzbank, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Standard Chartered, State Street and UBS. “We are delighted to have Barclays join the existing liquidity […]

Maintaining the Human Touch

Despite the numerous technological advances in the FX industry in recent years, panellists at Profit & Loss Latin America emphasised the significant role that humans, and human relationships, still play in regional markets.
However, seemingly juxtaposed against the importance of human relationships is the inevitable drift towards further automation of FX trading activity.
As John Ashworth, CEO of Caplin Systems, explained: “The thing that separates regional markets from mainstream markets is that there’s still a very strong focus on relationships in the sales function, where human beings want to talk to human beings.”