Davis Polk's Annette Nazareth and Jeffrey Dinwoodie review Reg SCI, its implications, costs and how the rulemaking may be an interesting window into the SEC's future steps in market structure.
Today marks the launch of the Foreign Exchange Professionals Association. Based in Washington, DC, FXPA's aim is to engage key US and international regulators, policymakers, the general public and news media, through a combination of education, research and advocacy to advance a sound, liquid, transparent and competitive global currency market.
The $5.4 trillion currency market is going electronic and Pragma is getting in the game now with its own algorithms targeting the $2 trillion spot market. The service bureau provider will start offering a variety of algorithms specifically for FX, ranging from simple TWAP to more complex liquidity seekers that minimize market impact.
FXCM, a global online provider of foreign exchange trading and related services, announced that its U.S. subsidiary FXCM U.S. has introduced a new retail FX pricing model. FXCM U.S. platforms will now display raw spreads and mark-ups previously included in the spread will be separately displayed as a commission.
Continued adoption of electronic FX trading is increasing demand for performance measurement while providing the necessary execution data to calculate it.
Over the past year, the liquidity in emerging currencies grew in fits and starts quarter to quarter. Traders asked FX veterans for their outlook on the next 12 months.
As FX trading takes off inside buyside firms, OMS vendors are addressing the specialized needs of trading foreign exchange.
Wary of competing algorithms, some heads of foreign-exchange trading desks are rethinking their high-frequency trading practices.
New trading venues, HFT and market volatility are fueling the asset class to the head of the pack. Here's why, according to Aite Group's Sang Lee.
Big brokers began offering foreign-exchange trading algorithms five years ago, and now all the major players have an offering. Now a vendor is hoping to upend the status quo with a suite of algorithms it claims will offer better execution.