Why last look needs a new look 

Insufficient LP disclosures leave fund managers in the dark on pre-trade costs, says BidFX’s data head


For what seems like an eternity, the controversy surrounding last look practices has hung over the foreign exchange industry like a dark cloud. The practice involves a liquidity provider (LP) rejecting or requoting a trade after receiving the order from a client, but crucially before executing it. Basically, it allows the LP, albeit for a brief moment, to assess the market and decide whether to accept or reject a trade, even after the investment manager has requested the transaction.

Rather than

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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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