‘Last look’ practice hurts profits, say tech vendors

The age-old practice is set to be the focus of regulators

Andy Coyne at Traiana
Andy Coyne, Traiana

Technology vendors have blamed 'last look' for distorting the price at which banks provide services to their clients in the foreign exchange market and said the practice is likely to be next in line on the regulator's checklist.

Speaking at the FX Week Europe conference in London on November 26, panellists raised the issue of the paradox between cheap markets and the rising cost of servicing clients in the new regulatory environment, with some arguing for a change to market spreads to factor in

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