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A Global Business: How Japan’s leverage restrictions did not matter a jot. ESMA rulings? What’s the fuss? – Op Ed

Worried about the leverage restrictions? Let’s take a step back, and examine how Japan, an equally conservative, domestic-focused market made up of dedicated and analytical traders responded when the national regulator restricted leverage. It created a more sustainable and certain environment which was embraced and welcomed, volumes went up and foreign firms still could not gain traction. Thus, we consider that ESMA’s rulings will empower the British and Northern European firms. Here is our detailed view

Opinion, Week in Review

ESMA’s CFD rulings and the importance of American IBs – FinanceFeeds Insight

ESMA’s rulings for European brokerages are an emulation of the US six years ago. Brokerages are reliant on IBs, and this structure is vital, however staying compliant and using proper IBs is now a massive reality. In America, IBs need to be NFA regulated and have ‘trained’ their high quality client bases to expect sustainable trading environments. Time to explore relationships with American IBs? We think so.

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Opinion, Week in Review

Leverage restrictions, binary bans, Google and Facebook ad blocking: Time to raise all standards. FinanceFeeds Analysis

From past experience, leverage restrictions do not affect high quality regions with good firms, and their client base just gets better. This new ruling signals the reason why small to medium firms now need to adopt a good quality approach and get away from the old CPA, digital marketing, lead buying and churning models. Customer deposits will go up and reliance on offline relationships will be paramount. Here is our incisive opinion

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Inside View, Opinion

That’s not me! – Guest editorial

If an early middle-aged pink faced English man can become the poster boy for an ICO, how can those of us who are more blessed professionally, reputationally and physically be sure that we are not the (un)official figure head of the next online scam, says Paul Orford as his identity is fraudulently abused

Inside View, Opinion

AI – Do I Need it? – Guest Editorial

“I think it’s safe to say that we all understand that in the brokerage world there are numerous strategies at work and they all work around the notion of either A-booking or B-booking clients – or a combination of the two” says Paul Foley when looking at the application of AI in the electronic trading industry

Inside View, Opinion

True Open Banking is much more than PSD2 – Guest Editorial

From allowing Chinese IBs to develop their own user experience to serve clients in that region in order to benefit from the local development talent and understanding of the Chinese market to enabling an established Australian money manager to build a simple advisory and information application, Saxo Bank senior developer Benny Boye Johansen looks at how Open Banking increases the value of a combined product range