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FX HedgePool takes swaps approach to peer-to-peer forex

P2P currency matching has had yet another makeover with the introduction of a service focusing on the swaps market rather than spot flow.

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Peer-to-peer (P2P) FX providers have struggled to convince corporates to cut their ties with banks they have lending or other corporate finance relationships, despite the promise of lower charges.

A number of providers have given up and changed their business model.

So, there is inevitable curiosity when a new entrant hits the market – especially one whose founder admits that P2P matching in FX has been attempted numerous times during the past decade with little or no success.

Will FX HedgePool be any different?

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Jay Moore,
FX HedgePool

Yes, says CEO and founder Jay Moore, who argues that previous efforts focused exclusively on spot flow, where the trading requirements are typically a response to something else that has happened in the portfolio and need to be executed within a very short timeframe.

“We have taken a different approach by focusing on the swaps market and, more specifically, the monthly roll requirements of passive FX hedging programmes,” he says.




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