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July 27th, 2016
by Jimmy McGeehan

Rather than whining about the pending uncertainty post-Brexit, GE’s Jeff Immelt lays out an actionable plan. He has no choice, with significant revenue and operations globally he cannot let the prevailing political sentiment interfere with his quest to deliver value … Continue reading

Posted in FX Best Execution Practices, FX Corporate Treasury, FX Transaction Cost Analysis |


July 21st, 2016
by Jimmy McGeehan

We are saddened to see another negative example of the OTC FX market splashed across the world’s leading newspapers. These two headlines below aptly demonstrate the strain the institutional currency market is under. The banks likely believe they have the … Continue reading

Posted in FX Best Execution Practices, FX Corporate Treasury, FX Transaction Cost Analysis, Uncategorized |


July 21st, 2016
by Jimmy McGeehan

HSBC forex traders charged with criminal fraud http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/9c44fe7a-4e97-11e6-8172-e39ecd3b86fc.html#axzz4F33H4Ddd The latest legal and regulatory concerns related come from an alleged situation of HSBC’s FX desk front-running a large corporate currency transaction. The profit estimated for the bank, $8 million. HSBC internal … Continue reading

Posted in FX Best Execution Practices, FX Corporate Treasury, FX Transaction Cost Analysis, Press |


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

Posted in FX Best Execution Practices, FX Corporate Treasury, FX Transaction Cost Analysis, Press |


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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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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February 2nd, 2011
by Jimmy McGeehan

In the financial markets there is a well-known phrase, “the trend is your friend until it ends.” One recent unfriendly trend has foreign exchange markets hoping for a happy ending: Three state pension funds have turned to legal means to … Continue reading

Posted in FX Corporate Treasury |


November 4th, 2010
by John Galanek

First, as we’ve already seen, the price of money at which US corporations can issue debt is at historic lows, Continue reading

Posted in FX Corporate Treasury |


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