How Shell integrated FX algos into its corporate treasury mix

Interview: oil giant puts up to 50% of spot flows through algos, explains FX head Michael Dawson


Back in 2010, the use of algorithms to execute foreign exchange spot transactions was in its infancy, and those dipping their toes into the new world were limited primarily to hedge funds and large asset managers. But a handful of corporates were interested at the time, one being oil giant Shell.

As well as being one of the world’s largest oil companies, with operations spanning more than 70 countries, it has long been one of the more forward thinking in the FX space. So, when a new way to

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to View our subscription options


Want to know what’s included in our free membership? Click here

This address will be used to create your account

Most read articles loading...

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here