Industry in flux as electronic trading and risk control comes to the fore

Creative destruction


Ten years ago traders still used to broadcast messages on the Reuters dealing platform and sent a request for quotes (RFQ) when trading the currency markets. Now dealers increasingly use technology to continuously stream prices to clients, while using algorithms to manage their risk positions. Moreover, quotes are no longer limited to spot G10 currencies and also include options as well as non-deliverable forwards (NDFs). These prices are fed through single and multi-dealer platforms, with new

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