Boston Global FX Report: platform criteria, best execution & buy-side to buy-side trading dominate discussions

The Finance Hive’s second USA Global FX meeting was held in the stunning city of Boston earlier this year.

Chaired by Marc Chandler, Political Economist and Global Head of Currency Strategy for Brown Brothers Harriman, this was an exclusive opportunity for the buy-side to come together and discuss the pressing issues impacting today’s FX market from future technologies and blockchain to the rising interest in peer-to-peer liquidity and of course the ongoing impact geo-politics will have on the market.

The post-meeting report provides a snapshot of the discussions and key takeaways; from the six round table topics, the issues that dominated conversations included platforms and agreeing the key criteria for FX platforms, the never-ending debate on best execution, what best execution actually is and the differences between interpretation in the USA compared with Europe and lastly a growing interest in buy-side to buy-side trading, with credit issues making this a clear way forward.

Round table themes in Boston focused on market structure developments; different ways of accessing liquidity; NDFs, swaps and forwards; achieving and demonstrating best execution; Russia & different EM destinations and platform innovation.

We’d like to thank all our members and partners for their valuable contribution.

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