Despite the recent increase in capital requirements by offshore regulators, they still have zero credibility. To license offshore means to loose all credibility.
Week in Review
Africa, despite its basket case FX situation, is becoming an even greater land of opportunity for OTC brokerages
As doing business in Western markets becomes increasingly difficult and restricted, Africa looks like a land of opportunity as central banks in countries where the local population have zero faith in their domestic markets create FX frameworks. We take a close look
A binary options customer that is one of the thousands globally that have been defrauded by the nefarious business reveals how a binary brand relieved him of over $100000 and will not pay withdrawals
IBs from across the world looking to become brokers in America. No competition means massive opportunity
Chinese IBs could easily afford to set up as a domestic brokerage in the US, and so could many NFA regulated IBs. This week, the revival of the US retail FX industry is in full swing
The coincidentally named STP in Cyprus will likely pave the way toward a future of advanced financial technology for Cyprus
Care for a libation, Sir? Don’t mind if I do… Financial institutions cracking down on London’s corporate drinking culture
The once famous gregarious and alcohol-fueled lifestyle of London’s financial elite is under threat from the politically correct. We take an amusing and tongue in cheek look at how the cut glass decanters and wood paneled chambers are being replaced by rubber-cornered desks and muesli
As the lobbyists push OTC electronic trading toward exchanges, the MetaTrader platform is continuing to take on board listed derivatives multi-product liquidity connectivity. We take a look at how to future-proof a retail brokerage in these times at which there is little defense against the mighty powers that be
Tenor of binary options should be at least 5 minutes, with investors to be able to exit before expiry.
“Other LPs could have asked FXCM retail price as a reference too but none did as it did not fit their efx trading infrastructures based on servicing multiple clients. They were all pricing blind against each other. EFFEX was not”
Research: What FinTech and electronic trading firms look for when recruiting senior executives and approaching M&A deals
AIMS International senior executive Torsten Miland looks closely at how the “old” financial institutions are increasingly trying to either acquire these start-ups or actually fund them at an early stage, and what leadership qualities are in high demand within modern electronic trading and FinTech companies
“We are growing a Symbiotic organism of human collectives and machines”, says Cindicator’s CTO Yuri Lobyntsev.
In this age of self-empowered and analytical traders, auto-trading and rapid execution mean emulating the prop desks and HFTs, rather than refer to the old-school social trading efforts that are now on the wane. Technology veteran Sheldon Gardner, President of Skydesks looks at how cloud automation in FX and platform diversity are the way forward
Another example of an attempt to engage traders bites the dust. We cannot stress enough: Traders are becoming more and more self-determined these days. Gimmicks and baubles, they do not want
Nigeria an opportunity for FX brokers as domestic banks banned for 8 weeks: Do you have nerves of steel?
Nigeria’s interbank FX sector has fallen flat on its face, and the widespread disarray in local markets makes overseas FX brokerages absolutely attractive to Nigerian IBs. For those with unrelenting will, it may well be a good market to revisit
FX Options are very rare in the UK, yet a mainstay of the electronic trading sector in America. With the regulators and exchange lobby looming, on-exchange options may be the way to go, however one particular British firm has just bowed out altogether
“The new rules will take us back to a time when the market had a rhythm and could be analysed”, says Naomi Ewart-Simcock, Head of Chinese desk at AFX Group.
The bias toward hedge funds and trad prime brokerages is not new. It is resurfacing though, as the listed derivatives lobby once again puts its 2 cents in…. Or should that be $50 million?
London leads the way in financial technology, however its regulatory authorities are committed to stimulating innovation. We talk to the central government about how FinTech and electronic trading are priorities for London as a financial powerhouse
FX traders are self-directed and the social trading era is so yesterday – so why the noise about robo advisers?
“Robo” is the latest buzzword. The sensible will never embody it.