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Euronext FX: Same Platform, Bigger Ambitions

Kevin Wolf, CEO of Euronext FX, explains how the rebranding of FastMatch is indicative of the widening client base and service offering of the firm. This content was sponsored by Euronext. Profit & Loss: You recently rebranded FastMatch as Euronext FX, can you talk me through the thinking behind this change? Kevin Wolf: This rebranding […]

Flash Crash or the New Norm? Deciphering January 3

The foreign exchange industry got an early reminder of risk when on the second full day of trading this year the market saw another flash event. What, if anything, does this mean for FX market liquidity and volatility in the year ahead though? Colin Lambert finds out.The very sharp moves seen in FX markets at the start of the year triggered yet another round of introspection over conditions in the FX market with commentators pointing the finger of blame at one or more of algos, news from Apple, thin markets, Japanese retail and poor execution. Although Profit & Loss understands that industry players have been approached for data logs by certain regulators, the chances of an investigation turning up a convincing catalyst for the moves are thin.

Flash Crash or the New Norm? Deciphering January 3

The foreign exchange industry got an early reminder of risk when on the second full day of trading this year the market saw another flash event. What, if anything, does this mean for FX market liquidity and volatility in the year ahead though? Colin Lambert finds out.The very sharp moves seen in FX markets at the start of the year triggered yet another round of introspection over conditions in the FX market with commentators pointing the finger of blame at one or more of algos, news from Apple, thin markets, Japanese retail and poor execution. Although Profit & Loss understands that industry players have been approached for data logs by certain regulators, the chances of an investigation turning up a convincing catalyst for the moves are thin.

LMAX Exchange: Master of Its Own Destiny

“2018 was a transitional year for foreign exchange,” reflects David Mercer, CEO of LMAX Exchange Group. The first thing he points to in order to back up this claim is the impact of new regulations, which changed the way that LMAX Exchange did business in a number of areas. For example, because of Mifid II, it had to separate its brokerage and its Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) businesses, LMAX Global and LMAX Exchange, respectively. This process largely consisted of vast piles of paperwork as the firm was forced to re-paper clients. In addition, Mercer says that in 2018 there was a reconfigurement of the FX market structure, driven in large part by the FX Global Code and the entrance of larger exchange groups into the OTC market via platform acquisitions.

LMAX Exchange: Master of Its Own Destiny

“2018 was a transitional year for foreign exchange,” reflects David Mercer, CEO of LMAX Exchange Group. The first thing he points to in order to back up this claim is the impact of new regulations, which changed the way that LMAX Exchange did business in a number of areas. For example, because of Mifid II, it had to separate its brokerage and its Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) businesses, LMAX Global and LMAX Exchange, respectively. This process largely consisted of vast piles of paperwork as the firm was forced to re-paper clients. In addition, Mercer says that in 2018 there was a reconfigurement of the FX market structure, driven in large part by the FX Global Code and the entrance of larger exchange groups into the OTC market via platform acquisitions.

LMAX Expands APAC Presence with New Hire

LMAX Exchange (Lmax) has appointed Quentin Miller to the newly created position of head of institutional FX for Asia Pacific.

Based in Singapore, Miller will be responsible for growing the institutional business in the region and will report to Scott Moffat, the managing director for Asia Pacific.

Miller joins from Standard Chartered, where he was executive director of e-trading in Singapore. He has also held senior roles at Commerzbank, RBS and JP Morgan Chase in Singapore and London.

In a release issued today, the firm says the appointment enhances its distribution capabilities in the institutional client segment and builds upon its existing regional presence, which includes a matching engine in Tokyo (TY3), as well as a sales and operational hub in Hong Kong.

EBS BrokerTec Leverages New Yuniti Platform to Make a Play in Asia

Following a deal inked in mid-2016 with China’s CFETS for electronic execution services in mainland China, EBS BrokerTec has been actively expanding its footprint and relocating key staff to the region. P&L’s Julie Ros talks with Jeff Ward, global head of EBS Direct and head of EBS BrokerTec in Asia, about the moves.

Recognising the potential for growth across Asia Pacific, EBS BrokerTec embarked on a growth plan for the region nearly a year ago, as the company was working on a deal