Barclays Capital launches new foreign exchange platform


Barclays Capital has launched an enhanced online foreign exchange platform for institutional clients, while at the same time commentators in the region are tipping e-fx generally for growth.

Called PowerFill+, the platform's main new feature is that it increases liquidity by giving users access to each other's pricing, not just the pricing provided by the UK bank. Clients can anonymously work bids and offers, with the best bids and offers forming part of the price that users see.

Tim Cartledge

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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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