Execution flexibility: setting up the buy side desk to make smarter decisions

Over the many digital sessions hosted in the last few months with FX traders from a range of buy side firms, members have reported that working remotely has changed the way they think about execution.

Informed by on-the-record interviews and roundtable discussion summaries  hosted under Chatham House Rule, this report specifically looks at:

  • The collective shift in how the buy side are trading
  • Advice for picking the most effective tool from the box
  • Hedge funds and corporates v real money asset managers: the similarities as well as differences
  • Execution flexibility in emerging markets


For us the most challenging thing about trading EM currencies electronically is that we trade a lot of CAD crosses, which means spreads are typically wider than they would be on the dollar leg. This makes it harder for us to move  into more electronic workflows.”

Head of FX Trading, Mackenzie Investments

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