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Jack Linker

And Another Thing…

Nearly all liquidity is, to a degree, recycled, and always has been – a market cannot start without someone either posting interest or (often metaphorically) stating, “this is my price”. I get that, and my frequent and overwhelmingly negative comments on this recycling aspect of the FX market do take that into account – but […]

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.”