Latest articles from Mark Pelham

Catering to an appetite for instant gratification

July 4, 2007

With FXMarketSpace, Reuters and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange are targeting traders’ need for instantaneous execution and clearing. Mark Pelham reports on the further opening of the FX market.

Automation creates level playing field for FX traders

August 7, 2006

Automated FX trading is opening up the field to a wide variety of market participants, reflected in growing FX market volumes, particularly from non-traditional players. Mark Pelham reports.

Optimal FX platform selection

March 6, 2006

FX banks are confronted by a series of issues regarding delivery channels, namely which platforms to support, whether they should support all clients equally on all platforms, and how to identify which clients on which platforms are disruptive and/or unprofitable. Mark Pelham explains.

Superior forex service pulls in hedge funds

September 2, 2004

The link between hedge funds and banks seems obvious, yet if the banks want to make the most of this relationship, they must start offering the kinds of services that the hedge funds are asking for, says Mark Pelham

How having a history

April 5, 2004

In last month’s HBOS securitisation, Citigroup proved that a long-term relationship is still the rock on which deal-making is built. Mark Pelham talks to Citi’s team about the largest retail mortgage-backed securities deal ever seen.

Could Europe outpace the US in the commercial paper stakes?

December 2, 2003

Mark Pelham looks at the rise of the euro commercial paper
market and whether it can sustain its phenomenal rate of growth to
challenge the dominant US market.

Electronic platforms are testing customer-to-customer market

June 9, 2003

As electronic trading platforms report increased trading, some firms are attempting to fill a gap in the market with customer-to-customer trading facilities. But is there a demand? 

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