Battle for control: central banks in the FX markets

Battle for control: central banks in the FX markets

Retail FX models go head to head

Retail FX models go head to head

October 1, 2012

New regulations are pushing many retail foreign exchange platforms to move away from market making, towards an agency brokerage model, but this may not be good news for clients.

FX Supp

FX fund platforms look to pull in pension allocations

October 1, 2012

Pension fund uptake of managed currency funds has been relatively slow, but bank-owned platforms are making access easier for investors looking to allocate foreign exchange exposure to their portfolios.

FX Supp

Central banks home in on FX trade execution

October 1, 2012

Best execution for foreign exchange trades, and detailed post-trade analysis, are currently high up on the agenda for central banks and other large participants in the global FX market.

FX Supp

Markets battle with central banks

October 1, 2012

Central bank intervention has helped reduce volatility in foreign exchange markets, but it remains a mixed blessing for investment banks and their clients.

Intervention habit drives up reserves

Central banks' intervention habit drives up reserves

September 12, 2012

The Swiss National Bank has been the most aggressive central bank in a developed economy when it comes to seeking to stop its safe haven status from driving excessive currency appreciation, but many other such institutions are using other, more varied techniques.

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