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July 15th, 2016
by Jimmy McGeehan

FXT views the prevailing condition of high geopolitical uncertainty coupled with declining multi-asset market liquidity and unprecedented interest rate markets (~$12 trillon of developed market government bonds with negative yield) as a dangerous cocktail for FX transaction costs as the … Continue reading

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December 15th, 2015
by Jimmy McGeehan

Independent buy-side market think tank, New City Initiative, released a paper today outlining excessive FX execution costs, with conservative estimates totaling 1.5 billion EUR for European asset managers. The paper calls for clear direction from regulators regarding new MiFID II … Continue reading

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October 14th, 2015
by Laura Lifland

My name is Laura Lifland, and I have recently joined forces with FX Transparency after spending 15 years as an FX salesperson at large commercial banks. After meeting with several institutional investors over the last week, there are a few … Continue reading

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June 12th, 2015
by John Galanek

FX TCA should benefit from improved granularity as the Bank of England’s Fair and Effective Markets Review (FEMR) calls for time stamps to be recorded on every trade and “last look” provisions to be reviewed as part of their call … Continue reading

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April 17th, 2015
by John Galanek

Alex Dunegan, Founder and CEO of Lumint Currency Management, discussed the value of FX TCA and said that quantifying implementation shortfall can lead to “operational alpha” in the currency process. He also highlighted the importance of using a third-party TCA … Continue reading

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December 26th, 2014
by Jimmy McGeehan

Major changes are coming following FX crackdown Investors seek more tranparency, better execution from firms By Rick Baert | December 22, 2014 http://www.pionline.com/article/20141222/PRINT/312229983/major-changes-are-coming-following-fx-crackdown Last month’s $4.4 billion in fines against six major banks over foreign exchange price manipulation has spurred … Continue reading

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December 9th, 2014
by John Galanek

Changes were originally supposed to go into effect Sunday December 14th, but have been delayed to February 15th 2015. There will be two major changes to the current process: 1. The calculation window is being widened to 5 minutes from … Continue reading

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September 3rd, 2014
by John Galanek

With Indonesia trailing its EM neighbors in daily FX trading volumes, and certainly leading them in trading costs from the data we see, the central bank plans to issue two new regulations to boost volumes. The first is to allow … Continue reading

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January 27th, 2014
by John Galanek

Forex Magnates, the premier news source for retail FX, believes best execution and TCA could spill over into their space as more tools become available to independently measure trade execution quality: Read Article

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July 3rd, 2013
by Jimmy McGeehan

Franklin Templeton highlights the significant improvement in their international asset portfolios w/ FX TCA and how it fits into their best execution policy. The article demonstrates the need for direct FX expertise to accurately perform FX TCA. Additionally the currency … Continue reading

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