FX algo firms see rise in matched principal trading

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Banks are seeing an increase in clients wanting to use foreign exchange execution algorithms that match off with their principal trading desk as opposed to going out to the wider market.

A growing number of algo execution providers have now developed new order types that enable users to place pegging or resting orders with the bank bilaterally, which can then interact with the principal liquidity of the market-maker or its wider client franchise.

“We have given clients access to our principal

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