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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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June 28th, 2013
by Jimmy McGeehan

The opaque practice of fee bundling has been standard practice amongst custodians for decades. The term best execution is used generically when pitching clients to win transition management business. However the unsavory reality is that undisclosed markups in currency transactions … Continue reading

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June 13th, 2013
by Jimmy McGeehan

Recent market events have again stirred the investor community’s ire on the world’s banking institutions. While the financial crisis wounds are still very fresh, the media is again littered with stories of unscrupulous behavior: Libor setting scandals, insider trading convictions, … Continue reading

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September 26th, 2012
by John Galanek

By Chris Jakob Have you ever tried to build your own house? Know anyone (who’s not a licensed contractor) who has done it? Probably not. It takes a specific skillset, years of experience and an abundance of time most people … Continue reading

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