FX players focus on innovation

FX players focus on innovation

A more flexible approach to software development is helping FX market participants test new products and bring them to market more quickly.

Speed is losing its edge in FX

Speed is losing its edge in FX

While Aesop was undoubtedly not thinking about currency markets when he wrote the story of The Tortoise and the Hare, low latency FX traders are increasingly realizing that speed does not necessarily equate to success.

The future of the RMB: special focus

The future of the RMB: special focus

Euromoney's latest coverage of how Beijing is seeking to globalize the renminbi, through currency swaps and trade-financing facilities; the rise of the offshore bond market; and how fee-hungry banks are salivating at the prospect of the RMB’s growth.

Post-trade utilities struggle to gain momentum

Post-trade utilities struggle to gain momentum

FX industry utilities have been described as a mechanism for substantially reducing post-trade costs, but while market participants are interested in the potential efficiencies they offer, enthusiasm for implementing such solutions remains patchy.

FX scandal: in the spotlight

FX scandal: in the spotlight

The market tremors from the FX-fixing scandal and subsequent probe – triggering a flurry of fines, litigation cases and prosecutions – is set to reverberate for years to come.

Singapore staves off threats to its FX crown

Singapore staves off threats to its FX crown

Singapore is steadily fending off threats to its position as Asia’s largest FX trading centre, threats that include liquidity concerns, growing volumes in Hong Kong and the rise of Shanghai.

FX: Traiana co-founder seeks to simplify risk management

FX: Traiana co-founder seeks to simplify risk management

The latest venture of one of the co-founders of market infrastructure technology firm Traiana aims to boost the confidence of banks and buyside firms in financial technology by simplifying the process of managing risk across multiple vendor and systems.

The cyber security threat to FX algos

The cyber security threat to FX algos

Although processes are in place to limit the impact of rogue algorithms, there are further steps electronic FX trading networks can take to protect themselves from cybercriminal activity.

Corporates drive impressive growth in FX algo use

Corporates drive impressive growth in FX algo use

FX algo use is steadily rising, according to a report by Greenwich Associates, with the most dramatic rises seen among corporate traders scrambling to demonstrate best execution, as stipulated by the FX global code of conduct.

FX: Weaker sterling here to stay

FX: Weaker sterling here to stay

From strong and stable to weak and jittery, the pound bore the brunt of the surprise UK general election result, but despite May’s quick move to form a working coalition government, sterling will likely stay soft, say analysts.