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Over the past year 360T has been busy establishing its MidMatch platform for trading FX swaps, developing unique data feeds, adding the ability to support more algos and launching streaming non-deliverable forwards pricing. What’s the common thread linking all of these? A demand for greater automation within the FX industry.
Episode 26 – Paul Matherne, Head of FX EMEA, BNY Mellon
The over-arching theme of this episode is the “tech-celeration” that has occurred in the FX industry over the past year as firms have been forced to adapt to new ways of operat…
ing. Paul Matherne, Head of FX EMEA at BNY Mellon, sees evidence of this trend in how buy-side firms are looking at custody, their willingness to use algos and their desire to automate more of their FX trading and workflows. And looking ahead, he argues that market structure changes will continue to fuel more innovation in 2021.
The discussion opens with Colin Lambert, the co-founder of the The Full FX news website, joking that he has been predicting structural changes within the FX Swaps space for a long …
time but that the scene might finally be set for these to actually happen. All of which begs the question: why now and not sooner? Elsewhere in the episode Lambert gives his opinion on the state of innovation within the FX industry, why regulators need to ensure that rules are applied uniformly and the strengths and weaknesses of the Global Code of Conduct.
Sven Schubert, Senior Investment Strategist, Vontobel Asset Management
In a forward-looking episode Dr. Sven Schubert from Vontobel Asset Management outlines both why he thinks 2021 will be a risk-on year for financial markets and that volatility coul…
d pick up once again in FX towards the back end of the year. The discussion also covers the knock-on impact to the currency markets of the new Biden administration, whether the yuan could one day challenge the US dollar as the global reserve currency and what happens to the pound and the euro now that the Brexit transition period has ended.