FX survey 2013: Results index
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FX survey 2013: Results index

The Euromoney Foreign Exchange survey is the most comprehensive quantitative and qualitative annual study available on the FX markets.

Overall results

Overall market share
Spot/Forward market share
Swap market share
Options market share
Most improved by volume

Market share by institution type

Non-financial corporations
Real money
Leveraged funds

Most improved volume by institution type

Non-financial corporations
Real money
Leveraged funds
Most improved by volume

Market share by region

Western Europe
North America
Middle East
Central and Eastern Europe
Latin America

Qualitative rankings - Currency

Asian currencies
East European currencies
Latin American currencies
Middle Eastern currencies
Nordic and Baltic currencies
African currencies

Qualitative rankings - Client service

American timezone
European timezone
Asian timezone

Qualitative rankings - Research

Research - G10
Research - Emerging markets
Quantitative research
Flow research
Technical analysis

Qualitative rankings - Products

Vanilla options/1st Generation exotics - Pricing
Emerging market options - Pricing
Structured options/FX-linked products - Pricing

Qualitative rankings - Trading

Currencies G10 Trading - Spot/Forward - Pricing
Currencies Emerging market Trading - Spot/Forward - Pricing

E-trading - Overall

Overall E-trading Market Share

E-Trading qualitative rankings

Algorithmic execution capabilities
Consistent pricing: G-10 Spot/Forward
Consistent pricing: Emerging market-Spot/Forward
Options capabilities
Order book depth transparency
Research & analytical tools
Effective risk management tools

Multi-bank and Independent Platform Market Share

Most improved market share
Qualitative Rankings:
Speed of execution
Variety of dealers
Integrated Workflow Solutions
Cost of Dealing
Risk Management & Compliance
Reporting & Analytics
Spread Competitiveness

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