SEB Hires Prasad for New FX Role

James Prasad joins SEB this month as the head of FX business development and transformation. Prasad will be working to drive transformation and to further develop the FX business, with particular attention to advisory-driven sales, digital distribution of services, next generation customer solutions and the management of internal and external partnerships, according to the bank. […]
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And Another Thing…

I was going to start this year’s Irrationals in this column – and I will come to that later, but I can’t let this column pass without a quick mention of the passing of former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker. To many readers he was probably best known thanks to the regulation that bears his […]
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P&L Talk Series – Allan Guild

Colin Lambert talks to Allan Guild, global head of alternative execution services, FX and commodities, at HSBC, about the next evolution of the algo execution world. Colin Lambert: What does Alternative Execution Services do? Allan Guild: The Alternative Execution Services (AES) Team is part of HSBC’s global FX business. It makes FX execution algorithms available […]
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B2C2 Launches Gold-Bitcoin Cross

Cryptocurrency liquidity provider B2C2 has launched the market’s first product for trading gold directly against Bitcoin (XAU/BTC). The firm says the launch marks the beginning of its expansion beyond the core crypto focus and that client demand made XAU/BTC a natural first choice, underpinned by a significant rally in so-called deflationary assets over the past […]
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And Finally…

So the wait is over for Mark Johnson, his family and friends, and the news is not good, as we reported last week. There is not a lot to say about this from his perspective, thankfully most, if not all, of us have no idea what it is like to be incarcerated, we can only […]
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Tradefeedr Live with Goldman, UBS and XTX

Tradefeedr, the FX data analysis platform has partnered with Goldman Sachs, UBS & XTX Markets as the first participants on its platform. Co-founded in 2018 by industry veterans Balraj Bassi and Alexei Jiltsov, Tradefeedr is an independent intermediary which aggregates, analyses and disseminates trading information between capital market participants to aid data-driven decision making. “Today […]
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Soutar Joins Eurex

Chris Soutar has joined Eurex in a global FX sales role. Based in London, Soutar joins from Investec, where he held a similar FX sales role since 2017. Prior to that, Soutar spent over three years at Currenex, most recently as assistant vice president, European sales and client relations. He also spent three years as […]
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FlexTrade Partners with ACA

FlexTrade says it has partnered with ACA Technology Solutions to help mutual clients manage their trade surveillance and compliance needs using ACA’s Decryptex surveillance technology and FlexNow. “FlexNow and Decryptex are stand-out products supported by highly-responsive and knowledgeable teams, says  Shoshana Wainer, head of compliance at Albar Capital. “Integrating Decryptex with FlexNow allows us to […]
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Tradition Revamps its Market Data Business

Tradition has its revamped its market data and information services division, TraditionDATA, which will now offer more flexible data packages. The brokerage firm spent 2018 restructuring its market data business, which included the appointment of a new executive management team led by Scott Fitzpatrick, a rebranding of the business, modifications to its pricing model, adding […]
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State Street Reports Rise in Investor Confidence

The State Street Investor Confidence Index (ICI) showed an increase in confidence of 6.6 points in May. State Street’s Global ICI increased to 79.5 in May, up from 72.9 the previous month. The results found that confidence among North American and European investors improved, with the North American ICI rising from 71.3 to 76.7, and […]
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