Shifting sands

Foreign Exchange


Electronic trading of foreign exchange continues to grow strongly, although the landscape is changing. Of the two major electronic forex trading platforms, one has changed hands, with the acquisition by interdealer broker Icap of EBS, while the owner of the other, Reuters, has announced a new platform in conjunction with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME).

Meanwhile, Citigroup-owned trading technology provider Lava Trading plans to launch a platform later this year that it claims will leapfrog

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Stemming the tide of rising FX settlement risk

As the trading of emerging markets currencies gathers pace and broader uncertainty sweeps across financial markets, CLS is exploring alternative services designed to mitigate settlement risk for the FX market

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