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Why, What and When - Addressing the key questions about using FX algorithms

Why, What and When - Addressing the key questions about using FX algorithms

With Mark Goodman, Global Head of Electronic Execution (FX, Rates, Credit, Futures) at UBS Investment Bank, Scott Wacker, Global Head of e-commerce Sales and Marketing at JP Morgan, David Mechner, CEO, Pragma Securities, Nickolas Congdon, Head of E-Trading Services at Commerzbank and Fergal Walsh, Managing Director, Global Head of FX Algorithmic Execution at Citi.
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Harnessing the full power of algorithmic FX trading strategies

Harnessing the full power of algorithmic FX trading strategies

Anna Reitman looks at why trading firms and investors should look to deploy FX algorithms as a means to make their FX execution more efficient.
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Transaction Cost Analysis: Taking a new approach to measuring FX execution trading operations

Transaction Cost Analysis: Taking a new approach to measuring FX execution trading operations

As FX market participants deal with the evolving market structure and prepare for the implementation of MiFID II, there is growing demand for more sophisticated trade analytics to improve decision-making in real-time. Joel Clark investigates.
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Acting on a micro level: How FX algorithms are meeting the need for increasing control over FX order execution

Acting on a micro level: How FX algorithms are meeting the need for increasing control over FX order execution

FX algo take-up is going strong as adopters get comfortable taking on market risk, resulting in a shake-up of the traditional order. Anna Reitman reports.
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Taking a more systematic approach to FX algo selection

Taking a more systematic approach to FX algo selection

As firms increasingly access electronic execution for FX, the right decisions for deploying and selecting algorithms are, as Anna Reitman discovers, a combination of getting knowledgeable about market technologies and tapping into the lessons of traditional wisdom.
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Best Execution in FX - do Algos have a role to play?

The use of execution algorithms in the currency markets has increased significantly over recent years and it would appear that this trend is set to continue for the foreseeable future. In this article Pete Eggleston, Co-Founder of BestX Ltd explores the potential benefits and pitfalls of using algorithms within an execution process.
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An unexpected love triangle!

After a period of extensive media attention on the traditionally opaque and free-wheeling foreign exchange industry, FXAlgoNews explores how the regulatory landscape could affect the trend of algo adoption by the buy-side.
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Expert Opinion: Optimising connectivity for algorithmic FX trading

If you’re new to FX algorithmic trading, one of the first technological challenges you will face is connectivity. And it is not a trivial one. Despite what you might think, optimising connectivity is not something to be left only to high frequency trading firms, as in our current times, bad latency means money left on the table for each trade you make. You may already have a solid background in equities algorithmic trading, and you might consequently treat this question as a “déjà vu”, but this would be a mistake.
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Adding value to the execution decision making process with FX algorithms

The FX market is undergoing rapid, transformational change. A number of factors are driving this change, including regulatory developments, fiduciary responsibilities, increased focus on performance and cost and a general demand for improved transparency. This confluence of factors is resulting in an increasingly complex marketplace for participants to navigate
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Navigating the choppy waters of EM currency trading with execution algorithms

The global foreign exchange may be the world’s most liquid market, with more than $5 trillion traded daily, but that liquidity is not always so abundant when it comes to emerging markets. Can execution algorithms help the buy-side manage uneven and sometimes chaotic market conditions?
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Buyside perspectives

The art of being in the Vanguard

The art of being in the Vanguard

Asset management companies don’t get much bigger than Vanguard. The group, which recently turned 40, has about 280 funds around the world, with some $3 trillion in assets under management as of end-2014. That kind of size involves dealing with massive foreign exchange exposures, a task so big that Vanguard created a global team to handle FX trading. The head of those operations is Andrew Maack, who spent some time with Adam Cox of FXAlgoNews to talk about how algorithmic trading helps him do his job and how such a large fund group like Vanguard goes about generating the smallest footprint possible.
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The liquidity hunter:  a conversation with Patrick Fleur

The liquidity hunter: a conversation with Patrick Fleur

When you talk about sophisticated traditional buy-side players using algos, one name sticks out in the foreign exchange space. Patrick Fleur, head of trading and execution for Dutch asset manager PGGM, has close relationships with virtually every major bank that’s producing algos for FX trading. He is constantly testing and evaluating them and he has dozens of algos to choose from. So what does Patrick think about the evolution of FX algos and what the key issues are now? Adam Cox reports.
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The art of footprint reduction

The art of footprint reduction

Russell Investments is one of the oldest and most well-known buy-side firms in the world. Established in 1936, the firm has some $266 billion in assets under management. That creates massive currency trading needs. Adam Cox of FXAlgoNews speaks with the man in charge of handling those needs in the EMEA region, Klaus Paesler. He’s ready to use any method at his disposal to provide bespoke services for clients, whether that involves voice, netting and matching or algo-based trading.
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Pecora Capital - Man and Machine working together

Pecora Capital - Man and Machine working together

While many firms tend to pick a strategy or two and stick with that, Pecora Capital LLC prefers to mix things up. The Swiss-based macro investment management firm uses a variety of algo-based systems to navigate the world’s FX markets. What’s more, Managing Director Aaron L. Smith and Head of Trading William Adams see no reason why man and machine can’t work together. Smith calls the approach ‘managed systematic’.
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