Foreign Exchange

Saxo Enhances FX Prime Brokerage Service With Global Market Access and Collateral Optimization Solution

Saxo Bank, the trading and investment specialist, announces today that it is boosting its FX Prime Brokerage solution with the addition of a cross-collateralisation facility between PrimeXM sites in New York, London and Tokyo where it provides FX direct market access. The facility will enable Saxo’s Prime clients with global liquidity needs to further optimise their collateral by synchronising balances and exposures across the three primary... more Read more »

ThinkMarkets Reveals New MT4 Super

Leading multi-asset trading platform, ThinkMarkets has announced its revamped platform MT4 Super, an enhanced custom version of Metatrader4. The move is part of ThinkMarkets’ ongoing push to enhance client experience.  Read more »

HSBC to Adopt SWIFT's FX Business Insights Information Service

SWIFT announces today that HSBC is the first customer to use its new FX Business Insights information service. The new FX service from SWIFT allows its customers to continuously measure their FX business performance and make more informed strategic decisions, based on metrics derived from actual transactions rather than survey-based information. Read more »

First Trust Reveals Seven New ETFs based on the Nasdaq US Smart Sector IndexesSM

First Trust Advisors L.P., a leading exchange-traded fund (“ETF”) provider and asset manager, has launched seven new ETFs based on the Nasdaq US Smart Sector IndexesSM. The indexes, which are created and administered by Nasdaq, Inc. (“Nasdaq”), are modified factor-weighted indexes designed to provide exposure to US economic sectors. The seven funds are listed below: First Trust Nasdaq Bank ETF (Nasdaq: FTXO) First Trust Nasdaq Food &... more Read more »

Institutional FX Advisory Partners Unveils New Consulting Service with ITG FX TCA

Institutional FX Advisory Partners (IFXAP) today announced that it has partnered with ITG Analytics to bring ITG’s award-winning FX TCA product to middle-tier asset managers and pension funds in Europe.  Read more »

SGX Joins United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative

Singapore Exchange Ltd (SGX) is pleased to announce that it has joined the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative as a Partner Exchange. The SSE initiative, opened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in 2009, serves as a platform for exploring how exchanges, together with stakeholders, can enhance corporate transparency on Environmental, Social and Corporate (ESG) governance issues and stimulate sustainable investment. Read more »

Northern Trust Launches Securities Lending and Foreign Exchange Services in Australia

Northern Trust has established a securities lending trading desk and appointed a senior foreign exchange sales representative in its Sydney, Australia office. This latest announcement underlines Northern Trust’s continuing expansion across the Asia-Pacific region. “We are delighted to establish a capital markets presence in Australia,” said Dane Fannin, head of capital markets, Asia-Pacific Northern Trust. “Growing Northern Trust’s geographic... more Read more »

CLS Group Welcomes Daiwa Securities As a New Settlement Member

CLS Group, a leading provider of risk management and operational services for the global foreign exchange (FX) market, has expanded the number of settlement members accessing its service with the addition of Daiwa Securities Group. Daiwa Securities Group is one of the largest financial institutions in Japan. It joins 65 other financial institutions in becoming a direct participant in CLS’s settlement and risk mitigation system – which settles... more Read more »

OANDA Distinguished as Best Retail FX Platform by FX Week

OANDA has been named the world’s Best Retail FX Platform at the prestigious e-FX awards by leading industry publication FX Week, beating out a host of competitors and knocking last year’s winner off the top spot. A global leader in online multi-asset trading services, OANDA combines cutting-edge trading technology and exceptional execution across a wide range of asset classes, enabling clients to trade global market indices, commodities,... more Read more »

Swipestox Collaborates with Forex Capital Markets LLC to Boost its Mobile Social Trading Network

Swipestox GmbH, Frankfurt, has sealed a further partnership with Forex Capital Markets LLC, New York, joining its growing network. Forex Capital Markets LLC, in short FXCM, is a leading global online broker, listed on the New York Stock Exchange and winner of multiple awards. FXCM traders who engage in mobile social trading on the SwipeStox app may trade all major forex crosses, international indices and soft commodities. Read more »

KBW and Nasdaq to Unveil KBW Nasdaq Financial Technology Index

KBW, a Stifel company, and Nasdaq  announced the launch of the KBW Nasdaq Financial Technology Index (Ticker: KFTX), a preeminent index designed to precisely track the performance of those companies that leverage technology to deliver financial products and services. Their distribution is nearly exclusively electronic, with limited or no “bricks and mortar,” and their revenue mix is predominantly fee-based. These firms leverage new assets such... more Read more »

The National Bank OF Belarus Includes Alpari In Its List Of Registered Forex Companies

The National Bank of the Republic of Belarus included Alpari Eurasia Ltd. in its list of registered Forex companies. As such, clients of this company - a part of the international financial Alpari brand - will be able to receive services which provide access to international financial markets within Belorussian jurisdiction. Read more »

CLS Group Welcomes Wells Fargo as a Settlement Member

CLS Group (CLS), a leading provider of risk management and operational services for the global foreign exchange (FX) market, today announced that Wells Fargo has joined as a settlement member.    Wells Fargo joins 64 other settlement member banks in becoming a direct participant in CLS’s settlement and risk mitigation system – which settles approximately USD5 trillion a day on behalf of its clients.    Read more »

OANDA Indicates Record-High Trading Volumes

OANDA a leading global provider of online foreign exchange (“Forex”, “FX”) and over-the-counter commodities, bonds and indices trading services, has announced that its clients recorded record-high trading volumes on Friday following the UK’s decision to exit the European Union. Read more »

Capital Index Named Best STP Forex Broker 2016 at Online Personal Wealth Awards

Capital Index (UK) Ltd are pleased to announce they have recently won ‘Best STP Forex Broker’ at this year’s Online Personal Wealth Awards. The accolade comes after only a relatively short period of time since launching the brokerage business back in 2014. On winning the award, Rob Woolfe, CEO of Capital Index comments; Read more »

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