Spotlight on: Glenn Stevens, Gain Capital

The retail broker’s chief executive talks to Farah Khalique about the changing nature of retail foreign exchange, the advent of tighter leverage limits in the US and Japan, and Gain Capital’s recent acquisition of dbFX from Deutsche Bank

Best retail platform: Citi

Citi wins top spot in retail category, in recognition of the success and growth of CitiFX Pro since its launch in 2008

Retail FX platforms braced for further consolidation

The FDIC last week unveiled proposed margin requirements for retail FX transactions in the US in the latest sign of a clampdown on the retail segment of the industry. How is regulation changing the shape of retail FX? Farah Khalique reports

Global FX Division establishes FXPB

The Global FX Division (GFXD) of AFME/SIFMA/ASIFMA announced the formation of a working group to focus specifically on the challenges and issues surrounding global FX prime brokerage (FXPB) and to implement over-the-counter FX clearing for clients.

FXCM raises $50 million for acquisitions

Retail trading company FXCM raised $50 million in primary proceeds for acquisitions in the first day of trade on the New York Stock Exchange on December 2, said company chief executive Drew Niv, in New York.

Retail brokers slammed by NFA

Gain Capital and Ikon Global Markets have been fined by the US National Futures Association (NFA) for practices that put clients at a disadvantage.

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