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October 24th, 2017
by Jimmy McGeehan

Market headlines in recent days will influence the evolving OTC FX market structure.  The judgement against “pre-hedging” activities will have serious risk consequences for market makers and the prices clients ultimately receive.  Market sentiment is biased negatively for liquidity with continued … Continue reading

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


October 23rd, 2017
by Jimmy McGeehan

Article highlights from author and MiFID II Lead at Meritsoft, Daniel Carpenter. “…CFTC Commissioner Sharon Bowen strongly endorsed U.S. adoption of MiFID II rules, American financial institutions are beginning to slowly realize that a paradigm shift is coming to the trading … Continue reading

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


July 19th, 2017
by Jimmy McGeehan

The new FX Global Code of Conduct has become an area of great interest amongst institutional investors.  The recent Pensions and Investments article by George Gerstein, counsel at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP, answers two important questions for Asset Owners: … Continue reading

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


May 26th, 2017
by Jimmy McGeehan

Later this month, money managers, pension funds, brokers, banks and other participants in the foreign-exchange market will be asked to sign off on an FX Global Code of Conduct that industry sources said will result in more information to assess … Continue reading

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


October 28th, 2016
by Jimmy McGeehan

The quest for financial market transparency continues, link below. Regulatory authorities globally, led by Europe (ESMA) & UK (FCA), have mandated oversight on transaction costs as a core requirement for all fiduciaries in a proper best execution framework. The mandate … Continue reading

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


October 12th, 2016
by Jimmy McGeehan

FX Liquidity: The great disappearing act, GBP style October 7th Asian hours Upon review of our proprietary interbank market data in GBPUSD late Thursday US & UK/ early Friday Asia (23:07 GMT Oct. 6th / 07:07 HK Oct. 7th), it … Continue reading

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


October 5th, 2016
by Jimmy McGeehan

FCA proposals point governance liability directly at global investors. This proposal will be up for consultation until January 4, 2017. Throw in MiFID II best execution requirements drawing closer, firms will have a narrowing window to improve data collection and … Continue reading

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


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 |


August 17th, 2012
by Jimmy McGeehan

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” –       Martin Luther King Jr., 1963 It is almost unfathomable to label the … Continue reading

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July 3rd, 2012
by Jimmy McGeehan

Honesty and independence are crucial components for anyone who wishes to perform FX TCA.   While our mission at FX Transparency is to provide the best FX TCA on the planet, it is also important to share worthwhile items that … Continue reading

Posted in FX Transaction Cost Analysis, Uncategorized |


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