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Top FX banks brace for disruption wave

Top FX banks brace for disruption wave

July 2015

Demand for single-dealer platforms continues to drive adoption of platform-as-a-service (PaaS) in the FX space, allowing smaller players to compete with the top-tier firms in pre- and post-trade services.


Peer-to-peer FX providers pitch corporates

July 2015

P2P FX is rapidly gaining traction in the retail space, but even providers acknowledge it will take time to achieve significant volumes at the upper end of the corporate market.

Heightened risks threaten Brazil’s investment grade

July 2015

Latin America’s largest market and one of its hottest investment prospects only a few years ago is now rocking from a confluence of negative factors undermining creditworthiness.

Sideways: Courage, stout regulators!

July 2015

The dismissal of Martin Wheatley, head of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, by Chancellor George Osborne was widely interpreted as a step towards less intrusive regulation of the financial industry

Mozambique warned on resource boom

July 2015

Lessons to learn from rest of Africa; local banks may be left behind.

Iran’s long road ahead

July 2015

The contingent lifting of western sanctions on the world's biggest untapped market has been met with cautious optimism by the financial industry.

Is this Africa’s digital revolution?

July 2015

Power down in South Africa

July 2015

It was to this journalist’s surprise that when making a short trip to Johannesburg for business, she was to be transported back to the airport at the end of her trip by electric car.

#Grexit goes Gangnam Styleq

July 2015

Nigerian pensions chief signals new era

July 2015

The head of the Nigerian public pension fund commission reveals governance and diversification reforms, amid a bull market for savings in Africa's largest economy.

LatAm markets: Return of political risk

July 2015

Latin America’s markets need a shot in the arm; instead they’re getting a shot in the face.

Derivatives regulation: Compliance and rocket science

July 2015

The looming criminal prosecution of a derivatives trader highlights the compliance challenges facing HFT firms.

IPOs: We need to talk about Russia

July 2015

Two successful IPOs should have been good news for the country’s markets – if anyone had bothered to tell the world more about them.

Regulation: Too early to tell on too-big-to-fail

July 2015

Five years on, Dodd-Frank is suffering from a quiet crisis of credibility.

Off Message: Canny comms get results for HSBC

July 2015

Quietly, but forcefully, the bank is getting its message across to UK government and regulators.

Latin America: Average deal fees slump

July 2015

DCM issuance down by 40%; locals and internationals suffer.

Mexico: Banorte prepares infrastructure fund

July 2015

Combines pensions and investors; structural reforms in place for growth.

Equity capital markets: Aena row dampens international interest in Spain

July 2015

TCI sues competition commission; investors fear regulatory and political risk.

Russia: Moscow IPOs come under fire

July 2015

More secondary listings likely; consumer, tech, export stocks in focus.

HRE sale shows hunger for real estate risk

July 2015

Government IPOs Deutsche Pfandbriefbank; Commerzbank sells €2.9 billion loan portfolio.

China: Stock meltdown prompts market intervention

July 2015

Foreign investors pull Rmb40.5 billion in two weeks; average P/E ratio still 66 times.

Macaskill on markets: New questions for Deutsche Bank and Jain

July 2015

A scathing report by German regulator BaFin on interest rate rigging by Deutsche Bank will no doubt give any potential employer of former co-CEO Anshu Jain pause for thought.

Frontier investors prepare to enter Iran

July 2015

Well-functioning stock market; structural surprises still likely.

SWF: Temasek rides China wave to near 20% return

July 2015

Over one quarter of fund invested in China; concern over volatility exposure.

Argentina central bank creditworthiness questioned

July 2015

Rapid growth in bond issuance; banks keen for returns.

Ghana’s $1.5 billion Eurobond plan to test weary investor appetite

July 2015

As Ghana prepares to return to the Eurobond market, bankers say the sovereign’s debt sustainability will be tested, amid weak real-money appetite for frontier economies.

Markets eye further Nigerian currency devaluation

July 2015

While the central bank has ruled out further currency devaluation, markets continue to price in a weaker naira and the prospect of weak foreign capital inflows.

Against the tide: World of the dollar and yen

July 2015

Structural problems and over-leverage mean the focus will switch to Asia for the next global currency moves.

Fund managers make the case for dedicated FX

July 2015

FX managers see growth in active currency hedging and alpha-generating FX funds in the years ahead.

FX transaction cost analysis takes centre stage

July 2015

Providers of FX transaction cost analysis (TCA) are proof ‘it’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good’, as they aggressively promote their services to institutional clients after fixing scandals.



           
 

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Transparency in the FX industry

Redefining Conduct

Tectonic Shifts

Growth Currency

Looks Can Be Deceiving

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