Cyprus encompasses an entire end-to-end ecosystem for the FX industry, across all sectors from the world’s most popular platform developers, through specialist ancillary service vendors, to liquidity management firms and of course over 170 retail FX brokerages. It is the networking capital of the FX world. This is what it looks like. See you all next time!
Would you open a brokerage in Africa? Navigate the pitfalls of an untouched and potentially lucrative continent
An entire continent which is rich in resources and has a young, willing base of investors who are not risk averse and want to expand their opportunities to make money. We look at the pitfalls to navigate when considering brokerage business in Africa, and how to master it
The divisive policies between capitalist conservatives and rebellious socialists mean a divisive outcome for the business environment in London, the world’s number 1 financial center. Here is a candid opinion
The operational, client acquisition, marketing, technology, risk management and trading infrastructure support costs are a major consideration for most brokerages these days. We look closely at the viability of operating a completely automated retail FX brokerage, weighing up the potential cost saving and efficiency against the loss of relationships from a direct and B2B perspective
We look at the difference between what MT4 provides and what a proprietary platform provides, and how your brokerage can elevate itself without a massive capital outlay to gain market individuality as well as look after a loyal, high quality client base
MT5 is the way forward! We look at how the retail FX industry and its customers will go multi-asset, live from Cyprus
Whereas MetaTrader 4 has been limited to a few asset classes, MetaTrader 5 is a natural progression to multi-asset trading for most brokerages. We discuss the readiness of the retail FX industry to emulate the genuine institutional world as MetaTrader 5’s rise to prominence takes hold. Join our discussion in Limassol, Cyprus
Introducing brokers are a critical component within the retail FX industry worldwide. We look at the flaws of the current model and why brokers should stop giving IBs the short shrift, as well as if the finely honed Chinese IB model could work in other regions of the world
Regulation has been a massive topic recently, in major jurisdictions, affecting the FX & CFD industry. But what about Switzerland? We look at why it is unique with senior compliance and risk executive Laurent Bellieres
The controversial and burgeoning prime brokerage sector. Who is genuine? – In-depth analysis live from Cyprus!
Since the removal of access to counterparty credit by many banks, several non-bank entities have entered the liquidity provision space. We dissect how to differentiate a REAL prime of prime from a retail firm that offers a B2B price feed from its own desk
As the entire FX industry lands on Cyprus for two days, we ask: Has it ‘grown up’ and reached maturity?
From execution method to understanding order flow and risk management, and from regulatory technology to relationships with prime brokerages. As Cyprus continues to attract new firms whilst its end to end ecosystem becomes ever more comprehensive, our candid discussion lifts the lid on future challenges and past scenarios
Do not bamboozle customers with old fashioned, component-heavy trading platforms. Today, everything should be in one place
Gone are the days of the separate platform for social trading, separate execution platform and collection of components. Today, traders want more functionality on less software. Here is a good look at modular trading platforms, integrated actionable content and what today’s traders want
With just two retail FX brokerages in the United States, and a high quality domestic client base with very little option outside the futures sector, now is the time to establish. Is it worth the $25 million start up cost, and if so, would you establish in the Land of the Free?
An incisive look into the plate glass and high revenue world of Chinese IBs and their comprehensive understanding of the global FX industry’s structure and mechanics. Want to do business in China? Here is what to look for and how to do it
Milk is milk and a cow is a cow, so why does CySec allow FX and binary companies to use misleading names?
Moooooving the regulatory remit forward, there would be no room for ambiguity under any udder circumstances
Will the old school tie network succeed in its draconian attempt to snatch business by force from Britain’s top quality and long established OTC derivatives companies? We have an in-depth debate to examine how this may pan out
MetaTrader 4 or a bespoke platform? We examine the adaptations required to avoid regulatory purges, lobby groups and obsolescence
A thorough and detailed response to the need for multi-product offerings by retail brokerages these days to stay ahead of new rulings and changing customer demand
FXCM. Four letters, very large company. Massive controversy. We discuss why the high profile demise of one of the world’s most highly respected FX firms will likely be used as a tool for lobbying
Media Group London’s Bart Burggraaf talks to Andrew Saks-McLeod about how to gain a marketing advantage without cost, and how…