Technology Trends in Institutional FX


Daily trading volumes in global foreign exchange markets topped $1.79 trillion in November 2020, according to CLS, making FX by far the most heavily traded asset class. Most of this trading volume is executed either indirectly through electronic platforms or bilaterally between counterparties, rather than on traditional ‘exchange-type’ venues.

This fragmentation of liquidity – combined with an explosion of data as more electronic venues come to market – can make the marketplace tricky to navigate. As a result, market participants across both the buy side and the sell side are now demanding more from their technology vendors. So how are the vendors responding?


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