Optimisation firms prep for SA-CCR boom

FX expected to be big focus of industry’s new slimming drive – and vendors are jockeying for position

The once monopolistic market for portfolio optimisation is entering a fresh era of competition and investment, as a new leverage regime nudges dealers to adopt next-gen rebalancing services in place of traditional rates compression.

In January, Quantile Technologies – one of the earliest rivals to first-mover TriOptima in rates compression – secured a $51 million investment from US private equity firm, Spectrum Equity. The same month, IHS Markit pumped $113 million into a new joint venture with

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Outlook for e-FX: opportunities and risks for banks

As electronification spreads into new areas of FX trading, banks are under pressure to digitise more of their offerings to remain competitive. The race is now on to automate pricing, trading and hedging in areas such as non-deliverable forwards, swaps…

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